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14 ways to pull off pretty plaits this spring

02 APRIL 2013 Nothing epitomises springtime beauty like a beautiful braided hairstyle so we've found 14 of the best up'dos straight off the catwalk to help inspire you this season.

Worn up or down, as a headband or a ponytail, plaited locks are the perfect way to stylishly pull back long hair into a fun and feminine look — and our gallery has a style suited to any occasion.

From simple classic plaits to more intricate fishtail designs, boho braids look youthful and add a touch of freshness to your look. Roughed-up textures with a matte finish will look perfect in the lead up to the festival season, while a glossy French plait will always be one of the most coveted and sophisticated wedding hair styles.

And if complicated designs aren't your forte, never fear. A simple plaited headband is fantastic for pulling hair from your face and you can even pick up pre-plaited extensions to make life even easier… Don't worry, we won't tell a soul!

Click on the photos below for 14 pretty plaited hairstyles.




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