Sally Lapointe Braids

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Sally Lapointe Braids

If you’ve been following my blog or YouTube channel, you’ve probably been noticing my ever growing obsession with braids. If the high-ponytail/bun was the look of 2014-2015, then braids are definitely the look of 2016. There are so many variations you can do with them, and they work on all hair lengths and styles.

I saw this cool crossover braid at the Sally Lapointe show and was instantly head over heels. It’s a super sleek, elegant style that can be worn with almost anything. It looks more difficult to create than it actually is. Keep reading to find out how you can create these super sexy braids!

 

 

TOOLS

  1. Blow dry hair straight back away from face using a boar bristle paddle brush with zero elevation and strong tension. TIP***Use a fine tooth comb or dense boar teasing brush.
  2. Smooth hair with a flat iron taking 1/4 inch sections and following iron with a fine tooth heat proof comb. TIP ***Use a mini flat iron around the face to get in and detail close to scalp. 
  3. Once hair is smooth apply and oil or serum from roots to ends to add shine.
  4. Part hair down middle with a rat tail comb.
  5. Clip one side away.
  6. Part hair from the recession line to behind the ear and clip away. You can also use the arch of the brow as a guide.
  7. Take the bulk of the section and brush tight and smooth to the nape of the neck.
  8. Keep hand steady at nape of neck and sure into a ponytail with an elastic.
  9. Repeat on other side.
  10. Then take the hair from the side section, brush it smooth and cross over into the pontails making an X.
  11. Use no crease clips to keep the hair secure while you wrap an elastic around hair adding it into the ponytail.
  12. Braid the tails and finish with and black or clear elastic.
  13. Spray shine spray on hair and detail fly aways with a strong-hold hairspray and fine toothbrush to keep in place. Sally LaPointe - Front Row & Backstage - Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week

Would you rock this look? What fashion-week hairstyles do you want me to recreate?