Beautiful Braids

Whether it’s to attend a formal event or just to the library to study, look gorgeous and ready for the runway with this simple style that’s quick and easy to do:

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 Bridal Presentation
Hair by Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil

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The step-by-step instructions (from Moroccanoil Artistic Director, Antonio Corral Calero):

Foundation

1. “First, I applied Moroccanoil® Treatment from mid-length to ends.”
2. “Then, I sprayed new Root Boost throughout the entire head and began blow-drying while using my fingers to lift, detangle and separate strands.”
3. “To help de-tangle the hair while blow-drying I used a Moroccanoil® Classic Boar Bristle Brush.”
4. “Once I made sure that the hair was entirely dry, I applied new Moroccanoil® Molding Cream to provide additional texture, especially at the crown.”

The Look

1. “To begin, I combed all the hair towards the back of the head”
2. “I then created three large parts: right, left and back.”
3. “Each of the three parts became a braid. The right and left sides were inward French braids and the back braid between them was a standard braid, which would serve as the base for the chignon.”
4. “I pulled the left and right braids around the back of the head and then wrapped them several times around the back braid. They wrapped about halfway down the back braid.”
5. “I pinned the bottom part of the braid inwards, towards the nape, and created the chignon.”
6. “To give the chignon a more romantic and uneven look, I gently pulled and opened elements of each braid slightly within the chignon.”