DIY: How to Get the Hottest Braided Hairstyles Spotted on Celebs and their Kids
The headband braid: Definitely one of the trendiest braid looks. Besides being a great way to keep hair out of your eyes and off your face, it doubles as an accessory. Everyone from Jennifer Garner to Jada Pinkett Smith have been seen sporting this look.
What You’ll Need:
Step 1: Start with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted) and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.
Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to draw a horizontal line across the crown from the top of one ear to the top of the other wear. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in back of the line into a ponytail holder or jaw clip so it stays out of the way.
Step 3: Choose which way you want the braid to start from. Tilt your head so that the ear you’ve chosen is facing up towards the ceiling. With your ear tilted up, begin making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part. French-braid tightly across the crown and down to the other side, gathering small (1/4 – ½- inch) sections from above the part.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If you like, tuck it behind the ear and pin it in place with a few bobby pins. Remove the ponytail holder or jaw clip used in Step 2 and style as you like.