4 BRAID BASICS
Some braids need a simple twist; others require octopus arms and a rear-view mirror. But the tools are the same. 1 Teasing comb It texturises hair so it doesn’t look too smooth or perfect. 2 Bobby pins Smaller ones tuck in wispy pieces; larger ones hold back short, thick layers.
3 Elastics Small elastic bands are almost invisible in the hair.
4 Hairspray A medium-hold spray keeps most braids in place, but more intricate styles may require an extra-strength formula.