How-To: Bourgeois Braids

Designer Direction/Hair Inspiration: Three looks were created for the “characters” that came to life on the set of the presentation; bourgeois braids, center part with braided buns, and individuality.

“Mansur Gavriel really wants to take us to another dimension,” said Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon. “They built a set that’s really beautiful to take you on a journey.”

Look 1 – Bourgeois Braids

Styling Methods: Work roots with Surf Spray and rough dry with hands to achieve body and volume. Brush hair back and spray hair with Dryspun Finish for added grit. Create a loose 3-strand outside braid at the back of the head and secure with elastic.

Products Used: Surf Spray, Dryspun Finish

Look 2 – Center Part with Braided Buns

Styling Methods: Saturate hair with Prep and Does It All and create a clean center part from the forehead to the back of the head. Slick hair into two low ponytails and secure each at the nape of the neck with elastic. Braid each pony and wrap into a bun and secure with hair pins. Finish with more Does It All.

Products Used: Prep, Does It All

Look 3 - Individuality

Styling Methods: For the third look, models were styled depending on their hair style and various products were used to enhance natural, short and curly hairstyles.

Products Used: Varies, Bb.Curl

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