Exclusive: Mark Townsend Says Braids Aren’t Going Anywhere



Judging by the plentiful plaits that took to the runway this week, it seems we'll be testing our braiding skills for a good while. Celebrity stylist Mark Townsend was backstage at Elizabeth and James — created by his favorite clients, The Olsens — working on a few casual ponytails for the presentation where he shared his thoughts on the hair trends slated for next season.

“It is a trend that is sticking around,” he exclaimed. “I love the way that braids are being worked into the looks now. It’s not just a braid, and not just a fishtail. You’re seeing braids before it goes into a bun; you see it in the buns. It’s such a cool texture! We’re going to be seeing them for a long time.”