Plaits are always a popular hairstyle choice when Summer rolls around, giving you a stylish and interesting way to keep hair off your face when a ponytail just won't do. But while last year's looks tended to focus on soft, tousled, bohemian looks and laid-back side plaits, this time around things are tightening up. There are still plenty of romantic looks for those who prefer something more feminine (look to Sophie Turner's fluffy fishtail crown or Joanne Frogatt's polished red carpet side plait). But if you want to stand out, try a sportier style like tightly woven french plaits, sleek plaited updos, or extralong plaited pigtails. Little Mix's Leigh-Ann leads the way with her triple braids, but we also love Maria Menounos's take on the faux fringe and Pryanka Chopra's pompadour plait. Get inspired with over 30 new looks from our favourite stars, then get practising!