Spring Hair Trend: Old World Braids

(Source: ImaxTree)To say we're suckers for a good plait is an understatement. Lucky for us, one of this spring's biggest hair trends calls for old world braids. From single long weaves to twisted milkmaid braids, Renaissance-inspired folds are a must-try for both day and night. We've rounded up our favorite pretty plaits straight from the runways for some springtime hair inspo.

Rebecca Minkoff
(Source: ImaxTree)We told you milkmaid braids weren't just for characters in literature. This ethereal Heidi braid made an appearance at Rebecca Minkoff's runway show.

Rachel Zoe
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This deconstructed braid at Rachel Zoe featured intertwined strands that looked effortlessly windblown together into the perfect back-grazing ponytail.

Nicole Miller
(Source: ImaxTree)For a modern take on the classic milkmaid, keep the braid loose and voluminous. This look from Nicole Miller left little pieces out for a tougher, edgier feel.

Alberta Ferretti
(Source: ImaxTree)Even a simple three-strand braid can be stylish. Curling the hair before braiding can add texture and dimension, like this one seen at Alberta Ferretti.

Naeem Khan
(Source: ImaxTree)This smooth and sleek milkmaid braid from Naeem Khan is so picturesque, it reminds us of a painting.

Dolce & Gabbana
(Source: ImaxTree)Nothing says old world decadence quite like a gilded braid. This woven updo from Dolce & Gabbana is adorned with Italian coins for the ultimate royal look.

(Source: ImaxTree)Experiment with the look of your plait by playing with different kinds of knots. This one at Giles was inspired by Braveheart.

Fatima Lopes
(Source: ImaxTree)There's nothing wrong with being queen for a day. A regal crown braid, such as the one at Fatima Lopes, is sure to show off your queen status.

Now it's your turn. Let us know in the poll which braid you're most excited to try for spring.
Poll: Which braid are you most eager to try this spring?
Click to vote:
  • A classic Heidi braid
  • A windblown intertwined braid
  • An edgy milkmaid braid
  • A loose three-strand braid
  • A picturesque braided updo
  • A gilded updo
  • A knotted plait
  • A regal crown braid
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