HOW-TO: The Milkmaid Braid

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/25/2013 11:34:00 AM

 

This style worn by actress Claire Julien is youthful and has an understated elegance to it. “With all of the how-to's on social media making it easier to achieve hard-looking hair styles, complicated looking braids will still be abundant, keeping long hair off hot summer shoulders,” says Matthew Morris, Kérastase Artistic Director.

TRY IT: Begin by applying Kerastase Spray-A-Porter throughout damp hair, from root to tip. Lift at the roots while rough drying for hair that has texture, but with a soft, touchable finish. Create an imperfect left-side part, spray on one pump of Spray-A-Porter on your hands and start French braiding at the left temple, down around the hairline and continuing around to behind the right ear, incorporating all the hair. Secure with a ponytail holder. Remove ponytail holder. Tie remaining hair into knots creating a "chain" until you run out of hair. Secure ends with a clear elastic. Pin chain onto the top of the head, tucking the ends of the chain underneath itself.  Pull chain apart gently to distress it a bit, as well as the hairline, bringing out small pieces of hair. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

WireImageActress Claire Julien attends the "The Bling Ring" New York Screening at the Paris Theatre on June 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by: Jim Spellman/WireImage)

 

 

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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 modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. 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.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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