Blake Lively + Eva Longoria at Cannes 2014: which braid is best?

/ 05.20.2014
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Which Cannes hairstyle is your favorite?

The Cannes Film Festival is always a great source of hair and beauty inspiration, especially with a whole host of L'Oréal Paris spokespeople in attendance. Two of the best long hair looks from this year's edition came from Eva Longoria and Blake Lively, both of whom opted for glamorous braids.

The question is, can you choose between them?

Tousled chic

Eva opted for a tousled fishtail side braid that was full of great texture. Her bangs created the perfect frame for her intense eye makeup and the whole style provided a gorgeous contrast with her nude gown. Messy hair never looked so good...

To style: To recreate this braid, start by applying Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray evenly throughout your hair. Twist medium sections and blow-dry them. Break up the twists with your fingers once they're dry. Part your hair on one side with a wide-tooth comb then back-comb the hair to boost volume. Gather everything on one side and braid the hair loosely all the way down to the ends using a fishtail technique. Secure with a hair tie then mist with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

High volume

Blake's braid was a little bolder as all the hair was pulled back, creating a more dramatic overall look. The high pony aspect made sure the braid was a real focal point at the back. Again, this style was a great accompaniment to the rest of Blake's look.

To style: Brush all the hair back into a high ponytail then camouflage the elastic with a small section of hair, pinning it underneath. Spray the lengths of the pony with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and gently back-comb the pony. Split the hair into three unequal sections and loosely braid it all the way down to the ends. Spray some Bold Control Hairspray onto the palm of your hand and smooth over the top and sides of your head to tame flyaways.

Which braid would you wear?

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