Valentino Spring/Summer Hair Do's 2012
As spotted on Vogue.co.uk, the Valentino models were seen sporting a romantic and youthful plait hairstyle for the Spring/Summer collection of 2012. Celebrities like Alexa Chung and Scarlett Johansson have begun to adapt this trend into their own fashion and style.
So why is this hairstyle the perfect hairstyle for these upcoming warmer months?
For one thing, it's an updo, essentially. Of course, it can be worn with your hair down but for the purpose of this post, let's just assume that it's an updo. Because of this, it's a great way to avoid a whole bunch of hair sticking to the back of your neck! If you have bangs or can't stand it when hair falls to the front of your face (like me!), the braided bit will be perfect for eliminating that problem.
As you can see, there are many ways to change up the style according to what you prefer. Some like the plait a little looser for a more casual and purposely-messy look and others like it tight and neat.
Here are a few Youtube tutorials that will hopefully guide and give you some ideas for how to create your own braided updo!