Get the Look...Braids May 27, 2015 10:16

BRAID AID 03 braid defining lotion

Crown Braid

STEP ONE: PRIME 
Shake well and mist pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair.

STEP TWO: STYLE
Apply aerate 08 all-over bodifying cream-mousse. Use a vent brush to blow dry hair in the direction you want it to lay.
Work 1–2 pumps of braid aid 03 braid defining lotion through the mid-lengths and ends.
To create two sections, part hair diagonally from the crown to the nape. Clip one section out of the way for now. On the loose side, start at the nape and create a French braid (keep it fairly tight). Work your way around the side towards the front of the head, reapplying braid aid 03 defining lotion as needed.
Unclip the second section and continue the braid through the opposite side. Secure the braid with an elastic, then wrap and tuck the ends to create the crown effect. Secure with bobby pins and mist on control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray for 24-hour control.

STEP THREE: EXTEND
The next day, mist on pillow proof blow dry two day extender to absorb oil and refresh style.
Style Option: Unbraid hair, mist on pillow proof blow dry two day extender and shake out with your hands for lived-in waves.

Double Braids 

STEP ONE: PRIME 
Shake well and mist pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair.
STEP TWO: STYLE
Apply guts 10 volume spray foam, focusing on the base to add volume.
Emulsify and work 1–2 pumps of braid aid 03 braid defining lotion through the mid-lengths and ends to build grip for braiding. Flip hair over and blast dry upside down, then flip back up and finish the blow dry with a large round brush.
For extra control, reapply braid aid 03 braid defining lotion through the mid-lengths and ends. Make an off center part (keep the volume you’ve created!) and mist on control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray.
At the nape, separate hair into two sections. Clip one side out of the way. On the loose side, create a braid starting just below the chin.
Secure the braid with an elastic and repeat on the opposite side. Finish with control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray.
STEP THREE: EXTEND
The next day, mist pillow proof blow dry two day extender and shake out with fingers to refresh style.
pillow proof blow dry express primer with heat protectionguts 10 volume spray foamcontrol addict 28 -extra high hold hairspraypillow proof blow dry two day extender & oil absorbing dry shampoo

Side Braid 

STEP ONE: PRIME
Shake well and mist pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair.
STEP TWO: STYLE
Apply guts 10 volume spray foam from base to ends. Flip hair over and blast dry upside-down, then flip back up and finish. The next day, use your fingers to gently lift the top area. Mist on to refresh and boost volume.
Emulsify 3–5 pumps of braid aid 03 braid defining lotion in your hands and work through the mid-lengths and ends.
Flip hair to the side (keeping the volume you’ve created) and gather hair into a low side-ponytail. Separate into three sections, braid and secure with an elastic.
Finish with quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to lock in shape and lift.
STEP THREE: EXTEND
The next day, use your fingers to gently lift the top area. Mist on pillow proof blow dry two day extender to refresh and boost volume.
pillow proof blow dry express primer with heat protectionguts 10 volume spray foamquick tease 15 backcombing finishing spraypillow proof blow dry two day extender & oil absorbing dry shampoo