For sure a big hit in 2014, we’re going to show you a simple way to glam up a braid (can be used under hats too!)
OK, it might finally be time that we embrace wearing hats. Like, all the time. But there is no reason that your hair can’t look absolutely amazing snaking out from under a beanie or a fedora.
If you already have natural texture, start off with air-dried hair. Otherwise, run a curling iron through your strands to give yourself a textured base.
After using your fingers to tousle your hair, use a dry shampoo or hair spray to add more grip before you start to braid.
Pull your hair over to the side you want your braid to rest.
Then, loosely twist a side section of hair behind your ear and pin in place.
Later you’ll join this twist with the braid you’re about to create.
Next, the advanced DIY braider can create a loose French braid starting behind the opposing ear to help hold the side swept hair in place.
For beginners, try a regular braid or just twist hair over to help keep it in place.
Create a loose, inside-out braid (meaning braiding each section under instead of over) to add to the woven texture of the look. But, again, a simple twist would work just as well.
Once you’ve braided the hair, it should meet with the original twist behind your ear.
Gather the hair into one section and start to fishtail-braid the hair (close-up and how-to on next slide).
If you’re not a pro yet, secure with an elastic before you start braiding, and then cut the elastic once you’ve completed your braid.