Check Out This Beautiful (But Not So Basic) Braid Inspo For Festival

Fear not, we’ve got ghd pros on hand to do them for you.

Sinead Martin |

Braids are to hair what leggings are to workouts – they may change styles, but they’re the most popular go-to essential. And just like we choose a specific cut, colour and lycra-sticity for our leggings, everyone has a particular braid preference too.

We’re embracing the foolproof braid trend this Summer, kicking things off at the Women’s Health LIVE! Festival with our good friends at ghd. The “good hair day” experts will be bringing their stylers, heat protectors and (most NB) quick fingers to set up a drool-worthy braid bar. All weekend.

We did some Instagram stalking and rounded up the coolest braids to try at Festival (turns out, up-dos are making a serious comeback). Here’s some braid-spiration gracing the heads of our favourite beauty icons…


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💨 Ngichine timphondvo…Bantu Knots☠️

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Bantu Knots are a youthful way to bring braids into an up-style… Rock ’em like Amanda does.


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I love to see art in everything, and let me tell you, hair styling is a true art, especially intricate styles like this👆. To have the extremely talented @ghd_southafrica team create this plaited masterpiece using the new #ghdgold limited edition hair iron was such a treat. I really believe the expression of our talents is our very own personal art in action. Art is everywhere, in everything and being able to see this inspires me in my own work. Creativity illicits inspiration and I feel truly inspired after spending the afternoon with the @ghd_southafrica team! Amazing products aside, this team of inspired women make me truly proud to be a women in South Africa. Strong, empowered, energetic and inspired women who create waves, break boundaries and kill it out there in the business arena. So to each and every women out there, we are all in this together…let’s continue to inspire one another to express our talents and create our own art..whatever form that may take! And Im sure we can all agree a, a good hair day goes a long way in giving us that extra boost of confidence we need to SLAY out there😉 #ghd #goodhairday #thecaracollective

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Braids, twists, ponytail. Oh Cara, what more could we ask for?

Unathi proves it’s cool to wear your braids as tight as your abs.


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Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed | Like an Owl Lurking | Huuurrrr is laid!!! 😝👀🎀⭐️💋❤️💫

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Not there for a full head? Take Lorna’s example and get flirty with side braids and Hollywood waves!

Breathe Barre’s Fiona wears two Frenchies pulled back into buns – now known as the Pilates Princess Crown?


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@officialsunmet 🐎

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The most popular braid in the Universe? We’ll take one too please Demi!

Okay, so there you have it. Proof that braids are nothing if not versatile. Now it’s time to have your locks transformed by Team ghd. “Get your hair did” at the ghd Braid Bar at our Women’s Health LIVE! Festival on 10 and 11 November. Still need to buy your ticket? Get on it ASAP.

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