British weather can tend to be a bit of a bugger. You spend ages tending to your locks, only to be greeted by a gust of wind as soon as you leave the house.
Wherever you live you are always likely to face weather-induced woes, such as: shrinkage with humidity, hair drying-out in the sun or frozen ends.
However, there is one hairstyle that will see you through all weather and through the year – the plait.
Not only is the plait good for your hair, giving it a little break away from products, heating tools and the wind, it’s easy to do, looks better the more disheveled it becomes and means the next day you can rock a natural kink.
Giles, the protegee of Katie Grand, and one of Britain’s great designers and catwalk visionaries, featured windswept side plaits for his Spring/Summer 14 show at London Fashion Week this week. Despite being scheduled for Spring/Summer, it’s an all-year-round winner.
Although like a perfect ponytail that’s beginning to wane by the afternoon, don’t try and fix it – just use kirby grips to tidy it up- because it always looks best first time round.