HOW TO: Braids and Crimping Combined for Coachella Fair Hair

By Anne Moratto | 03/21/2014 2:43:00 PM


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Celebrity Stylist Mika Fowler of the Kim Vo Salon in Beverly Hills shares an easy textured look that combines braids and crimping.  Fowler, who has worked with starlets including Olivia Munn, Nina Dobrev, Emma Roberts and more, was inspired by the upcoming rock festival season and specifically the California desert extravaganza, Coachella.

click image to zoomSTEP ONE: Fowler gave her client a center part. Hair was prepped with Joico Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax on dry hair. click image to zoomSTEP TWO: Gather enough hair on each side to create two thin side braids to define the style and frame the face.

click image to zoomSTEP THREE: Pull all the hair into a low, side ponytail. click image to zoomSTEP FOUR: Crimp the hair. Tease out for festival texture!

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Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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