Ahead of tomorrow’s video where you’ll see this hair-do in action, I wanted to write about this really simple Summer hairstyle. I got lots of nice comments on this vlog about my hair on the Sunday, so here’s how I did it…

I’m not one for fancy hairstyles so this is really easy. You start by making a centre parting in your hair and taking one section from the front side. You then loosely plait this section leaning the plait away from your face. Do the same on the other side. 

Once you have two plaits you just pull them back and fasten them with kirby grips on the back of your head. You can use the grips to tidy up any bumpy bits although I don’t think it’s supposed to be a tidy look.

I think the plaits looks really pretty for Summer and this style takes literally minutes to do. It’s also a good one for greasy hair days!

So what do you think? Will you give it a go?

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45 Responses

  1. You look lovely, I’ll definitely give this a go! Such a pretty look Lily and lovely photos xx


  2. Lily! You’re awesome. I’m so happy I get to follow along with all your posts and videos 🙂

  3. Love this hairstyle! x


  4. Carina says:

    Simple hairstyles are my fav! Love this one 🙂

    Carina | CARSTINA

  5. nueyork says:

    I’ve been struggling to style my new short hair, so I definitely needed this video!


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  7. Mengjie Li says:

    What base are you wearing? it’s very nice.

  8. Geena says:

    I doubt this would suit me (my ears stick out) but it looks great on you!

  9. I love this look! really pretty


  10. I love this look. I’m actually thinking of cutting and colouring my hair like yours. I think you have amazing hair!

    xo Alice | Being Alice

  11. I do this look all the time except I put elastics at the end of my plaits and then secure them behind my head with another elastic. With the two end of the plaits I twist them to look like a rose and secure it with bobby pins. My friends call it my ‘Game of Thrones’ hairstyle 🙂 x


  12. Victoria says:

    Thanks for the idea Lily, it’s helpful ! 🙂
    Love from France, Victoria

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  14. Jessicalaar says:

    This is a lovely hairstyle, simple yet really effective.

    Jess x


  15. Lovely hairstyle! Looks so girly and easy to make it alone! Love that type of hairstyles!
    Office cleaning Sidcup

  16. i love how soft and girly this look is!


  17. This is one of my favorite hairstyles! I especially love how it looks when my hair is curly or wavy.


  18. I really love the simplicity of this hairstyle but I can never seem to get it right, I always get bits of my hair sticking up at the of the braid, if you know what I mean and it’s so frustrating!

  19. Sara Fleming says:

    Love a good, easy hairstyle for summer! Gorgeous Lily!


  20. Cristy says:

    love this hairstyle, i always go for this look in the summer when i want my hair down but out of my face xx


  21. I love this, it’s so cute and simple and keeps the hair out of your face when it’s hot outside! Perfect for summer. Lovely post.

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  23. Holl JC says:

    This style is so lovely, and seems pretty simple too x


  24. Anna Merritt says:

    this looks so nice and easy to do x

  25. Lauren J says:

    I absolutely love plaits in hair for summer, this is such a pretty hair style x


  26. I’m going to a festival this weelkend and i’m sure this hairstyle will look amazing, thanks for sharing!


  27. Melissa Zia says:

    what a simple and lovely look !! going to try this hairstyle tomorrow 🙂

    Melissa x

  28. You are a beauty! Love the hairstyles. Just had to stop by say and thank you for the “how to start a blog” videos. Helped me get my beauty blog up.
    Much love!



  29. Tara Clare says:

    This hairstyle is so nice! Really simple but definitely a great summer look. It would be great if you’d check out and follow my fashion and beauty blog 🙂


  30. Love the hairstyle! Suits you so well 😛

    Jennos Health.

  31. I love this hairstyle! might have to try it out for reading!:)
    molly xo

  32. Lauren S says:

    This was always my go to with long hair and a middle parting – always looked pretty 🙂
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  33. Love doing this with my hair! such a cute easy hairstyle!


  34. Eilis Rooney says:

    I’m definitely going to try this hairstyle out. It looks so cute and summery! Do you think it could work with a side parting and long hair?

  35. Ellie-zabeth says:

    i just cut my hair short and have been looking for ways to style it. this is such a cute look!


  36. That looks pretty! Will have to try even though I’m not the best at plaits :p

    Ashley | http://artedellamoda.blogspot.co.nz/

  37. Plaits and braids are great for summer! They add charm to your look and keep your hair our of your face. The perfect hairstyle for festival season! We are loving small accent braids at the moment!

    Live True London | http://www.livetruelondon.com

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