Braided hairstyles don't have to be ultra-complicated in order to look good. In fact, a simpler style is often the best way to make your hair look as pretty as a picture, not to mention a whole lot easier to do than some convoluted updo. A classic side braid with some soft tousling is the perfect style to team with a casual outfit, or to help balance something more formal.
Top tip - Like the girl in the photo, pair it with some interesting eye makeup – or bold lips if you prefer – to ensure the braid doesn't make your whole look come off as too laid back.
If this seems like the kind of hairstyle you could get on board with, read on to find out just how to recreate it!
What you need:
Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse
Blow-dryer with diffuser attachment
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray
Step one: Scrunch some Elastic Curl Mousse evenly through damp hair and blow-dry with the diffuser attachment. Keep scrunching the lengths of your hair as you dry it.
Step two: Part your hair slightly off-center then brush the hair through with a wide-tooth comb to fix it. This will get the job done without compromising the texture you created when drying.
Step three: Gather your hair on the opposite side to where you parted it and braid it all the way down. Secure at the end with a hair elastic.
Step four: Use bobby pins to secure any major flyaways but leave a few strands loose to soften the look and to help frame your face.
Step five: Finish with a generous mist of Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold.