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: Any length, straight, or wavy hair
Step 1: If you have time, spray your hair with heat-protectant spray and curl all of it with a double-rod curling iron (try the Nalu waver, $179.99). This will give you structured waves sans the frizz.
Step 2: Part hair in the center and identify where you would normally section your hair if you were putting it half up. That's where you'll want to do the braid.
Step 3: On one side of your head, do a tiny side braid starting about an inch from your hairline and moving back toward the center of your head.
Step 4: Pin the braid in place underneath the hair in the back.
Step 5 (optional): Repeat on the other side.
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