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: Prep clean, dry, tangle-free hair with shine spray. (Try Sebastian Professional Halo Mist, $18.95.)
Step 2: Part hair down the middle and make two equal-sized pigtails, leaving out some pieces (or your bangs) in the front. Secure with clear elastics.
Step 3: Tightly braid each pigtail, securing them at the end with another elastic.
Step 4: Wind each braid into a bun and pin into place. Set with hairspray.
Step 5: Accessorize it! Put on a floppy hat. The buns double as a glam support system.
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