NYFW TREND REPORT - THE COBRA BRAID

Posted on 23RD FEBRUARY 2016

It's a braid, but not as you know it! Follow Aveda Guest Artist, Jon Reyman's, easy step by step guide to re-create his NYFW Cobra braid.

Reflecting a Parisian elegance, the Autumn/Winter 2016 Leanne Marshall collection honed in on the strength and beauty of a worldly woman on a continuous quest for more knowledge. To complement the clothes, Aveda Guest Artist Jon Reyman created an intricately knotted braid based on the macramé cobra knot.

“By employing a traditional macramé stitch technique, we’ve created a beautifully strong style that speaks to the feminine aesthetic of the clothes, while conveying the message of vigor,” Reyman said.

Steps to the Look

Step 1: Prep hair by blow drying with Aveda Thickening Tonic (RRP $39.00).

Step 2: Create a center part and then divide hair into three sections. Secure the middle section into a ponytail at the nape of the neck.

Step 3: Taking the left section, make a loop and bring over the ponytail base and under the right section. While holding this formation in place, take the right section under pony base and through the loop on the left side. Tighten together to make a knot.

Step 4: Begin the above process again, but now starting with the right section; keep each knotted section taut as you continue this pattern until the right and left sections are at the ends. Tuck the ends under the pony base and secure with two pins.

Step 5: Set with Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray (RRP $44.95)

For more Aveda hair care and styling advice, visit your local Oscar Oscar Salon, official stockist of Aveda haircare.

Images courtesy of Aveda #livingaveda

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