HOW-TO: Bridal Headband Braid

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/16/2012 1:58:00 PM


For the Houghton Bride collection, designer Katharine Polk was inspired by the non-traditional bride, seeking vintage-inspired elegance. “The multiple braids with roughed-up texture and flowing wisps, bring a romantic modern twist to this bride,” says lead stylist and L’Oréal Professionnel Session Artist, Laura Polko.

To achieve the non-traditional braids, dry hair was first prepped with L’Oréal Professionnel Mousse Volupte by running fingers through locks. The hair was then rough-dried with a flat brush. These steps created a textured foundation to the hair. French braids were then created from the nape to the hairline on either side of the head. A third section of the hair was left to create fishtail braids at the ends.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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