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08th Jul 2015

A Braid a Day: 10 of the BEST braids on Instagram

Katie Mythen-Lynch

From greasy hair days to big birthdays, the braid has become the go-to ‘do lately, turning average Janes into Game of Thrones goddesses before you can say bobby pin.

While most of us are still mastering the French plait, one celebrity hair stylist has taken the art of braiding to a whole new level via her Instagram page.

Sarah Potempa has styled hair for the covers of magazines, movie premieres, ad campaigns and celebrities, but this year she kicked off 2015 with #365daysofbraids – posting a braid a day on her page

Now that we’ve started checking in, we can’t get enough. Bookmark the collection to show your own hairdresser (ideal for a wedding or special event) or grab a comb, some pins and a mirror and have a go at some of the more basic styles yourself… practice makes perfect.

Here are 10 of our favourite creations…

The Short & Sweet

The Bow Braid

The Long & Loose


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A photo posted by Jennifer (Lavender Sundays) (@lavendersundays) on

The Mohawk

The Double Knot

The Khaleesi

The Festival Roll

The French Braid

The Wrap Bun

Go Bridal