Also called the Egyptian braid, the herringbone braid is one of the most popular of Spring-Summer 2012. Chic and original, it will certainly be the favourite style for long hair this summer. Here’s how to do it in just a few minutes! Get your hair ready.
To create your herringbone braid easily, and for a long-lasting hold, it is best to work with straight and soft hair. Beforehand, blow-dry your hair soft using a round brush, or straighten it with a straightening iron. Another top tip: the herringbone braid looks best on long hair. On mid-length hair, it will look less impressive. Finally, a last word of advice: to showcase this pretty plait, place it to the side. Create your herringbone braid.
Separate your hair into three sections and start braiding from the base of the neck. The middle section constitutes the central axis around which you will create your braid. Use the two outer arms to create your herringbone braid. Choose a strand from one of the outer sections and bring it around the central axis, like a classic plait. Repeat the same action from the section of hair on the other side. Continue down to the ends, without it being too tight, and secure with a bobble. If you want to accentuate the ruffles in the plait, use a hairgrip (to create a bun) and pull out a few strands before pinning it.