Want to start wearing spring’s hair trends now? Good news – you can! We asked our hair friends at ghd for a few tips on how to recreate our favourite looks from the spring 2012 runways. Next up – Sass & Bide’s plaited basket weave bun.
Doesn’t it just sound fun? Stylist Renya Xydias had a brief to capture the same sense of duality that featured throughout the design duo’s collection. “I took inspiration from the clash of textures and the energy of the clothes,” she said, “so the look explores dual textures and personalities – it’s both hard and soft, masculine and feminine.”
The result? Hair that looks strict, slick and graphic from the front but altogether softer at the back, with multiple braids giving way to a romantic basket weave bun.
Here’s how you can get the look:
Step 1: Mist dry hair with water and brush through using a dressing brush to smooth down any frizz.
Step 2: Using a tailcomb, create a neat centre parting and section the hair into three pieces starting from the crown.
Step 3: Saturate hair with a heat protecting spray like ghd’s Straight and Sleek and brush through the mid lengths.
Step 4: Using straightening irons, smooth out the lengths of your hair until sleek and straight. ghd recommend using their Gold Max Styler irons.
Step 5: Take tiny sections from the back and braid tightly, creating no more than seven individual plaits. Secure with clear elastics.
Step 6: Once you’ve created your mini plaits, gather all the sections together and braid into one big plait, then fold it a knot and secure with pins.
Step 7: Finish with a spritz of hairspray like ghd Final Fix spray to hold in place and add shine.