15 Essential Braids -- And How to Do Them
Riding the braid wave? These 15 modern styles will be the perfect addition to your repertoire. And, with step-by-step braiding instructions from pros, you'll master them in no time
Best for: Long, wavy, or straight hair
Step 1: Split hair in half at the nape of your neck, as if you're going to make pigtails.
Step 2: Braid pigtails. Start from your nape and braid underneath your ears. Secure each braid with a clear elastic.
Step 3: Pull the braids up over your ears (like a crown) and cross the ends, tucking them underneath each other.
Step 4: Pin the braids in place. If the braids have bunched up over your ears, that's OK.
Step 5: Set with strong-hold hairspray.
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