Braids have a special place in every woman’s heart. From little girls until they’re adults, it’s customary for most women to wear braids occasionally. This hairstyle is so in demand right now that it is done in many different ways from simple and elegant to textured and funky. As a favourite fall 2012 hairstyle, plaits are also found in the different runway shows, complementing the clothes and makeup of the models as they walk down the runway. One show that featured a beautiful plaited hairstyle was the Rachel Zoe fall 2012 collection at New York fashion week.

A lover of vintage is one of the things Rachel Zoe is known for and as an ode to this she showcased a collection that was inspired by the 60s and 70s rock scene in London. To go well with this strong vintage look, Kerastase Paris Hairstylist Odile Gilbert went for a folk-rock inspired plaited hairstyle. Far from the clean and elegant braided hairstyle that’s common, she created a look that was textured, fun, youthful and funky. This hairstyle is very easy to do and perfect for a fun day or night out. Check out the steps on how you can get this very festive hairstyle after the break.

How to: 70s folk plaited hairstyle

Start of by adding some mousse to your damp hair. This will allow you to style it better and will add volume to your locks.
Next, part your hair down the middle and then blow dry it straight to create a base for this textured look.
Take some hairspray and apply it all over your hair for some hold.
Using your hands, fluff your hair to create texture and volume for that out of bed look.
Now, it’s time to add a plait. Remember that this plait does not have to be perfect to get that textured hippie-folk style. Take a section on the right side, about 2 inches thick and braid it. Secure the braid with an elastic band.
Make your hairstyle hold by spraying on some hairspray.

hippie folk plaited hairstyle

There you have it! A ’70s folk inspired plaited hairstyle. You can wear this hairstyle with a natural beauty look or a bolder one. It’s a very flexible hairstyle.

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