’Tis the season to look glamorous, but between end-of-year crunch time at work, last-minute shopping and getting everything ready for holiday visitors, it’s hard to carve out time to try a new hairstyle. But we have the solution! Next time you need a pretty updo in a flash, try this elegant, flattering new twist on the classic French braid. The best part…it takes less than 5 minutes!
You’ll need: 1 1/2" hot rollers or curling iron, a rattail comb, bobby pins, a clear elastic band and hairspray
*Step 1: *Curl hair, spritz with hairspray and tease the entire crown area using a comb. Then backcomb the lower layers by holding a large section at the ends with one hand and raking fingers of the other hand upward. This gives hair texture, ensuring the braid will be thick and voluminous.
Step 2: Weave hair in a loose French braid, secure with a clear rubber band 3 inches above the ends, then gently pull outward on each of the braid’s loops so it becomes wider and fuller.
Step 3: Grasp the end of the braid and pull it up and through the lowest loops. Then pull the ends back around and pin them to the front, creating a tousled bun-like look.
*And Voila! A beautiful modern style in seconds! *
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