The summer season usually demands a beauty brush-up and style-icon Beyonce is no exception to the transformation-time rule. If summer frolics warrant low-maintenance locks then Mrs Carter’s full head of tiny braids, a much-repeated look for her in summers past, is perfect for those who want a ready-to-go hairstyle that'll take them from bed to beach to black-tie do. Plaits are a summer staple; great for swimming, for giving off that laid-back beach vibe and ensuring your paparazzi ready (and hairstylist free) twenty-four hours a day.
Bey isn’t the only braid trailblazer. Other A-listers have also been rocking pretty plaits and bedhead braids. Rita Ora has been sporting the hard-to-carry-off two-braided look, Kerry Washington’s been taking the red carpet by storm with a side-braid, Alessandra Ambrosio’s been working smaller braids into her wavy locks to get that boho-chic festival vibe while Olivia Wilde has gone all Heidi on us with a halo-style braid.