The plait/braid trend is still huge at the moment and looks
set to stay for the next few months at least. Here at HeadKandy we’re massive
fans of the trend! We really LOVE the waterfall braid/plait and the Rapunzel
braid/plait at the moment… they’re creative and girly and are perfect looks for
The Rapunzel braid is ideal for longer hair and we think it
may be bigger than the fishtail braid this year! A HeadKandy full head in
24-26” would be perfect for creating the uber length for this look!
Singer Rihanna was spotted at the 2011 Met Gala with her
long, red locks styled in a gorgeous Rapunzel plait/braid. The braid started at
the front of her head on both sides and was styled so that it met on the one
side of her head to form a long Rapunzel braid that sat over her shoulder.
Rihanna’s hair was bang on trend and looked super elegant… we loved it!!!
The Rapunzel plait/braid is quick and easy to do yourself! Fit
your HeadKandy extensions first and then start your braids either side of your
parting on the front of your head and braid backwards, bringing one braid around
the back of your head near the nape of your neck and continue to braid as if
you were going to form a side ponytail. When the braids meet at the side of
your head, combine them and continue to braid over your shoulder. Secure the
end of your braid with an elastic. Tigi Bed Head After Party would be perfect
for keeping this style looking smooth and sleek!
Our other favourite braid, the waterfall braid, is super
cute and can work really well with any length hair. This style is really girly
and looks gorgeous with some cute accessories! Follow our easy step by step
guide to create your own waterfall braid/plait!