Step-by-Step: Textured Braid

This season, Redken Global Creative Director Guido capitalized on romance at Valentino’s PFW SS 2017 Show.
“We’re doing a long, romantic braid at the Valentino show. On clean hair, we’re braiding using Wind Blown 05 to help texturize. Then we’re slightly waving the front around the hairline with a curling iron. It’s a very soft, very romantic, very feminine, very girly, very desirable finished look. It’s slightly Victorian-inspired, but in a 1970’s way.”  – Guido

  1. On clean hair, create a clean center part with fingers. Allow hair to fully air-dry.
  2.  Use a curling iron to curl random sections of hair to achieve movement.
  3.  Curl each of the front 1-inch sections of hair, away from the face.
  4.  Pull two 1-inch sections of hair from the front, cross over in the back and secure with a bobby pin on each side.
  5.  SprayWind Blown 05on the back length of hair for added airy texture.
  6.  Starting below the pinned sections of hair, loosely braid the length of hair and secure with a hair tie.
  7.  Use fingers to create added volume and texture throughout the crown of hair.

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