ah braids...pippy long stocking, german frau and class nerd all spring to mind with tightly woven locks of plaited and entertwined mane...chic? non! but, lately, braids are more 'hair-deco' than 'kooky do'..alexander wang spring 2010 introduced the idea and now it's woven itself into cute up-styles and delicate knots...so after looking at the celebrity following, (gives the 'braidy bunch' a whole new meaning, doesn't it? ) i set about braiding my bangs a la olivia palermo; it took some trial , some error and here is the result..top tips? start with 2 small pieces twisting them and then add more hair and work them into the braid as you go...and go for delicate braids rather that cumbersome chunks...braids away!