all way around braids

Last year saw retro throwbacks rule with looks such as the Gatsby bob (a faux bob which tucks under at the nape of the neck) ruling the roost. But going forward, it’s all about making what you’ve got work for you. Nail a great cut and complimentary colour – then have some fun with it. We picked the brains of three of London hottest hair experts to find out what’s hot for SS17.

Paul Windle (Windle & Moodie): a great cut

Today, it’s all about having a great haircut, keeping it simple with chic lines and natural-looking colours. There’s been an influx of women cutting off their hair, with the ‘bad bob’ being favourite. For this, the hair is just above the shoulder, cut square to produce a shaggy, messy crop. There’s also been a rise in much shorter cuts, similar to the 90s classic Linda Evangelista hair do. Both styles are conducive to the fast lifestyles of strong, independent, sassy women on the go.

Richard Ward: ponytails

Ponytails may be easy, but they’re versatile and can have a dramatic impact when done right. Whether sleek ‘n’ low at the nape or tight or high on top of the head, they’re no one-trick pony (sorry) and can be tailored to suit any occasion – and will always look like you’ve made an effort.

Tatiana Karelina: wrap-around braids

What do a milkmaid, waterfall and fishtail all have in common? They’re all variations of one of the hottest hair trends at the moment: good old-fashioned braids. Appealing to so many because they are easy to achieve no matter what your hair type, this all-the-way-around braid will take you from drab to fab in minutes. A great one to have up your sleeve if you stayed out too late and don’t have time to wash your locks in the morning – they hide a multitude of sins.

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