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You don't have to wait until next season to try these fresh braid ideas from Fashion Week. Click through for new inspiration.
James Pecis for Beauty.com used Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse ($24, beauty.com) before parting hair in the center and creating two ponytail braids incorporating a strand of ribbon. Pro tip: Use double-sided tape to secure the scarf on top in place.
This side braid at Creatures of The Wind needs a lot of texture and body to get that roughened-up, loose look. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert prepped hair with Kerastase Paris Powder Bluff ($36, kerastase-usa.com) to add extra hold.
At Marchesa, TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe's Global Brand Ambassador, Mark Hampton, created "rebellious" cornrow braids to contrast the glam, sophisticated look of the clothes. He applied TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Creative Stick It Up Gum to his fingertips and hands to tame flyaways as he braided through the hair.
Both of these cute braids at Nanette Lepore were inspired by the "gypsy caravan traveler."
Stylist Peter Gray from Moroccanoil proved a braid doesn't have to take over the whole hairstyle to make a statement. At Badgley Mischka, he took a small piece of hair from just above both ears, tied it with an elastic and secured it at the base of the neck with a tiny little braid. It looks so polished, keeping things shiny on the top (try Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, $22.20, moroccanoil.com) and wavy on the bottom.
The Global Creative Director of Catalk by TIGI, Nick Irwin, braided only the last couple of inches of hair and finished it with gold-colored hairspray.
When it came to milkmaid braids at Whit by Whitney Pozgay, two looked even better than one.
Sure, pigtail braids are not a new concept—but Guido Palau added a black headband to each of the hairstyles at Marc by Marc Jacobs to make the look feel "a little bit ninja, a little bit manga"—and very cool.
The braids at Emerson were not for the faint of heart. This look consisted of a normal traditional braid down the middle as well as skinnier braids along the sides that were looped into a mini bun. For an extra kick, some of the models had pastel-colored sections.
Lead L'Oréal Professionnel stylist Amit Abraham divided hair into three precise sections that combined into a twirly braided bun at the Bibhu Mohapatra show.
At Zero + Maria Cornejo, Bumble and Bumble stylist Jordan M. created this braided look for "the traveling girl—mixing grunge with a bohemian style." It's a unique combo of knotted braids and varying textures. Jordan used Bumble and Bumble Semisumo pomade ($28, sephora.com) for a lived-in feel.