From festival fishtails to Grecian-chic wedding crowns, braids have been the go-to style for any event this summer. But moving into Autumn doesn’t have to mean leaving our pigtails on Pinterest, braids are the perfect fitness companion. Braided hair will save you both time and improve the condition of your hair by avoiding heat and hair-band breakage. So say goodbye to the dreaded kink and a scalp of clumpy dry shampoo and hello to fitness-friendly hair. If you’re not a braiding wizard, here are our top 5 places to get your braids.

Blo Bar, Covent Garden

Fresh from North America, the Blo Bar in Covent Garden is the best place to get a perfect fishtail braid. Set under the Piazza, the Blo Bar is a great cosy space to get  your braids post-lunch/pre-shop.

Blo Covent Garden

Duck & Dry, Chelsea

Offering both signature and express options (without a wash), Duck and Dry offers two great braided styles. A bright and airy space described as “chic, fun and fast with nibbles and drinks on tap, Duck & Dry is a world where the traditional rules of hairdressing do not apply”.



Barber & Parlour, Shoreditch

Having recently re-opened, Cheeky Hair combines the high-end skills and service of Josh’s Lansdowne flagship salon with low maintenance prices and Cheeky’s playful ethos. Set on Redchurch St, and home to the Electric Cinema and the Barber & Parlour Kitchen, you could easily spend a whole day at here.


Keash Braids, Urban Outfitters, 200 Oxford St

Also available for personal appointments and parties, Keash Braids offers 12 signature braided styles. “Founded in June 2014 by South London long-term BFFs Jessy and Taiba from their girly, adolescent obsession with plaiting their scruffy locks. Keash Braids is a celebration of heritage, youth culture and girl power providing – as we like to call it – ‘keash’ braids to keash babes all around London”. 



The Braid Bar, Selfridges

Situated on the ground floor of Selfridges, The Braid bar is a pop up style bar with mirrors and stools and a visual menu of 10 – 12 different style braids, which will only take up 10 minutes of your day.