THE BRAIDY BUNCH

NEAT PLAITS ARE SO PASSÉ. HERE ARE DIF­FER­ENT WAYS YOU CAN WORK THE BRAID. D.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - MANE ISSUE -

No longer the school­girl hairdo, the braid has grown up – with plenty of per­son­al­ity too. Go­ing from punk to boho to so­phis­ti­cated, the braids spot­ted on the Au­tumn/Win­ter run­ways are proof that it is pos­si­ble to take a clas­sic coif f and make it your own. For the edgy girl, Sam McKnight, global stylist am­bas­sador at Pan­tene Pro-V, cre­ated an “out­ward” or Dutch braid cou­pled with faux­hawks at Fendi. “What you’re aim­ing for is some­thing that looks a bit tough; fem­i­nine but with a mas­cu­line edge, with plenty of tex­ture,” says McKnight. In­stead of fold­ing the hair sec­tions in to cre­ate the braid, get them to pro­trude out­wards by twist­ing out­wardly, cross­ing un­der in­stead of over. Heaps of hair gloss give it a dra­matic ef­fect.

BOHO PLAITS

Per­fect for turn­ing bed head into Bo­hemian chic, the ethe­real braids at Ro­darte aren’t dif­fi­cult to recre­ate. There are no rules to this look, ex­cept to have fun and play with it! Start by mak­ing two loose braids, one on each side of your head. As they meet in the mid­dle, twist them into a messy chignon and pin in place, or merge them into one braid. So re­mem­ber the messier the look the bet­ter. Thsi look is best achieved with day-old hair.

TWISTED SIDE

At Valentino, Red­ken cre­ative con­sul­tant Guido Palau cre­ated a beau­ti­ful side braid, rem­i­nis­cent of yes­ter­year’s screen sirens. Though h de­mure, the over­all look is still se­duc­tive. First, cre­ate a cen­tre part and comb down to one side, tuck­ing be­hind your ear. Then, braid loosely all the way to the bot­tom, smooth­ing down fly­aways with hair r po­made as you work along. The end re­sult? A clas­sic braid made sexy with a strip of leather. A lacey head­band works too.

Leav­ing hair silky, this leave-in treat­ment re­stores hy­dra­tion to dry locks while giv­ing you shine and

con­trol. Give loose tresses a sexy bed­head look with this emol­lient po­made made for def­i­ni­tion, move­ment and weight­less­ness.

This serum en­hances shine while pro­tect­ing your mane with its UV fil­ters and an­tiox­i­dant cal­en­dula. Use this di­rectly be­fore blow-dry­ing to keep fly­aways at bay and to leave be­hind a healthy and su­per-shiny sheen.

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