Braids are the only hairstyle to wear this festival season, here’s all the inspo you need

They work a treat on ‘next day’ hair too…

Whether you’ve always wanted to master a fashionable fishtail braid or even just an off-duty bedhead plait, first you need to know HOW to braid in the first place. And with award season in full swing, it’s an invaluable skill to learn for red-carpet-proof hair.

Check out our video for easy French braids and you’ll soon be nailing all the plaited hairstyles you’ve ever dreamed of.

Once you’ve got the French look down, the possibilities are endless. From on-trend halo braids (which are perfect for festival season), to intricate plaited up-dos, there are plenty of different looks for different hair types to find in our celebrity round-up below, including an invaluable tip from braiding blogger queen, Amber Fillerup.

Make sure to take a look at our favourite romantic braid hairstyle ideas!

Make sure to take a look at our favourite romantic braid hairstyle ideas!

It’s festival season and braids are the only style we’re wearing all summer a la this trendy Coachella reveller.

For an edgy take on a romantic style, Emily Blunt rocked two fishtail braids pulled back into a low chignon at this year’s Golden Globes, with a few loose, romantic strands to frame her face.

Adut Akech was spotted at the British Fashion Awards, wearing showstopping cornrows tied back into a low bun. An ideal style for showing off statement earrings and glowing skin.

Amber Fillerup’s braided styles always look so lush and full. When we asked her the secret behind her beautiful updos the answer was plain and simple: Extensions. She even created her own line of easy-to-use attachments to make it easier for people to copy her creations.

Storm Reid’s braided hun takes her style to new heights and is also an excellent way to remove excess weight from your shoulders…

he MET Gala was rife with beautiful hair accessories and styles, but Jasmine Saunders’ (a.k.a. The Golden Barbie) romantic, rose-scattered braid was simply show-stopping.