Remember when you were a little girl and a braided hairdo was your mother’s attempt to keep your hair neat and tidy while you run around and get into all sorts of mischief?
For Spring/Summer 2020, the perennial hairdo, which originated in African culture 5,000 years ago as a way to identify various tribes, is reimagined by renowned hairstylists for shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
At Kate Spade, hairstylist James Pecis went for a disheveled, slightly futuristic updo. At Dior, celebrated hairstylist Guido Palau created pigtail braids styled under the chicest sun hats. From braids adorned with flowers and hair scarves to sleek rope braids as seen at Erdem and Self-Portrait, you’re sure to find a variation that’s right up your alley — one that doesn’t make you look like a plain schoolgirl. Keep scrolling for more looks.
#1 COOL CORNROWS
#2 DAINTY ADORNMENTS
#3 MESSY UPDO
#4 POLISHED PONYTAIL
#5 PLAYFUL PIGTAILS
Cover image: Erdem Spring/ Summer 2020, London Fashion Week