Fashion week has hit New York and creative hair and makeup artists are taking the tents by storm. Braids were all the rage at the Jason Wu show, where lead stylist Odile Gilbert of Aveda was channeling the long braids of the 1970's, but updating them with twists, loops, and chiffon hairpieces (a modern take on the classic white daisy).
(All photos courtesy of Aveda)
From the team at Aveda, how to get the look in seven easy steps:
1. Prep damp hair with a hair smoother (used here: Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™) to tame flyaways. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a strong, clean part on the right side of the head and then blow dry straight using a brush.
2. Pull hair tightly back and separate into four sections along the nape of the neck. Spray each with hair spray (used here: Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray) for shine and flexible hold.
3. Tie a long ribbon or piece of fabric—in a shade close to the hair color—around the top of each section of hair.
4. One section at a time, braid the fabric through the hair and secure at the bottom with an elastic. Leave excess fabric out at the bottom of each braid. Spray each braid liberally with hairspray for ultra-strong hold.
6. Collect all four braids and tie the fabric into one large bow at the end to create a ‘flower.’
7. Pull the fabric ‘flower’ upwards and secure at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating beautiful braided loops stemming from the flower. Hairspray again.