Big Back Braids = Ins
Hollywood’s hottest are smitten with swept-up ’dos that are business in
Basic braids? Been there, done that. Topknot? Overdone. What’s next? Style-savvy celebs are putting the two together for a fierce, fresh look. “The sleek-inthe-front, textured-in-the-back duo adds edge to the two classic styles,” says hairstylist Laini Reeves, who works with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. “Plus, the style can be worn clean and simple or messy and fun — or both at once!” To get the hybrid hair, gather locks into a high bun, leaving out about one-third at the bottom. Before braiding, work a dime-size drop of a braid cream, like Beyond the Zone Keep It Together Braid Cream ($7, sallybeauty.com) into the loose locks to get a workable grip and to keep strays at bay and strands smooth. Then take cues from these stars to get the braid that best fits your bun!