Orlando Pita shows us how to get the perfect wispy braid.
Braiding our own hair… it seriously confounds us. Even a simple ponytail braid ends up twisted and uneven, and, yet, it might just be the most ideal “easy-going” hair style: like you did a little something, but you didn’t go into full up-do mode.
And backstage at Hervé Léger's Spring 2016 show yesterday, we had our chance. See, Orlando Pita was there with TRESemmé, having imagined the perfect braid to soften Léger’s signature bandage dresses and flared trousers (WANT), all wispy and starting at the front along the forehead, finishing in a ponytail down the back. “It’s a new softer look for our Hervé Léger girl this season,” Pita told us. “She’s still creating a strong statement with the braid, but we’ve played with making it more relaxed with purposely pulled out loose pieces that frame her face and create beautiful movement when she walks.” If we can pull this off, that “beautiful movement” is all ours.
Hervé Léger’s Soft Side Braid
You will need...
· Perfectly (un)Done Weightless Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
· Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream
· Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hold Hairspray
· A blow dryer
· A round bristle brush
· Small elastics
— Step 1 —
Start by washing your hair using Perfectly (un)Done Weightless Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and towel dry.
— Step 2 —
Apply Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream from the roots to ends and blow dry with a round bristle brush.
— Step 3 —
Create a deep side part and then starting from the crown, begin French braiding down across the forehead. Feed hair from underneath so the braid is raised up and let a few strands of hair fall onto the forehead to create additional texture.
— Step 4 —
Secure the braid into a low pony at the nape of the neck with a small elastic and pull over your shoulder.
— Step 5 —
Finish the look by spraying Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hold Hairspray for light hold.