If anyone is going to convince us to try girly braids, it’s Margot Robbie. After her brilliant backcombed bedhead at the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere, Robbie had a hair change for the official photocall, switching the sexy pouf to ethereally youthful braids redolent of her free-spirited character, Sharon Tate.
Hairstylist Bryce Scarlett parted Robbie’s dusty blonde strands smack-bang down the centre, taking the front sections of hair and plaiting them into two undone braids which he left untied and slightly unkempt at the ends. They were the kind of braids one might expect in a schoolyard; girls blissfully braiding each others hair at recess, leaving the plait to fall out naturally after a busy day of hopscotch and handball, it was a deeply nostalgic hair look, both youthful and spirited.
A fitting accompaniment to her laced Chanel gown, the braided quartet had a slightly 60s feel, redolent of the free-spirited bohemia of the era.
A wonderful take on ‘undone’ hair, Margot Robbie’s soft braids also offer a great styling hack; the perfect foil to a bad hair day, particularly for those suffering cow’s licks and the likes. So whether you’ve come down with a case of flyaway fuzz or are just feeling particularly whimsical and liberated, gentle braids are the answer.