Try a scis­sor-free braided un­der­cut

With a few tight, well-placed plaits, sud­denly you’re a tough chick for the night.

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In­stant tough-girl cred

1

Wash and con­di­tion hair with nour­ish­ing prod­ucts. Then mist a salt spray from mi­dlength to the ends while your hair is damp and blow-dry hair hap­haz­ardly with a round brush to cre­ate a rough, un­even tex­ture. Wrap ran­dom sec­tions of hair around a ta­pered curl­ing iron for sub­tle bends.

2

Start­ing above the arch of one eye­brow, cre­ate a deep side part­ing that ex­tends from your hair­line all the way to the nape of your neck. Clip the side with more hair out of the way. Fo­cus­ing on the ‘un­der­cut’ por­tion, take three very fine sec­tions from the hair­line close to the tem­ple.

3

Be­gin to French-plait to­ward the back of your head. That means you start to make a reg­u­lar three-strand braid, then add small sec­tions of hair to each of the two outer pieces of the braid each time you weave them in and out. The tinier the sec­tions you braid with, the tighter the plait will be to your scalp.

4

Fin­ish braid­ing when you reach the back of the head and se­cure hair with a small clear elas­tic or one that matches your hair colour. Mist the braid with hair­spray from about 20cm away, un­clip the hair on the other side and tuck the end of your plait un­der­neath it.

5

If you want to em­pha­sise the un­der­cut, tease the hair on the op­po­site side of your part­ing. Or sweep back the other side for a modern updo. To achieve Taraji P Hen­son’s style, di­vide the un­der­cut side into five sec­tions us­ing a tail comb and cre­ate su­per thin plaits.

Cara Delev­ingne

Taraji P Hen­son

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