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, thick hair
Step 1: If you have time, curl all your hair with a double-barrel curling iron.
Step 2: Gather hair behind your left ear.
Step 3: Loosely braid your hair toward the nape of your neck and over your right shoulder. (You can start with a French braid, then switch to a regular braid once you've started braiding away from your head.) Set the braid itself with strong-hold hairspray.
Step 4: Secure with a clear elastic and pull out a few chunks to give it that girly, imperfect look.
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