4. THE SIMPLE SIDEBRAID
Not sure what he's got planned this Valentine's Day? Be ready for anything with a simple side braid!
Whether you keep it sleek and tight, or experiment with a textured fishtail, you'll be ready for wherever the day may take you.
HOW TO CREATE
Step 1: Prep your hair with a volumising spray, like our favourite VIP Volume In Powder. Spray onto dry hair from 10cm away and tossle it through with your fingers.
Kerastase VIP Volume In Powder - RRP: $38
Step 2: Sweep your hair over to one side and split it into sections, ready for your braid. If you're familiar with a fishtail braid, part your hair ready for this style, if not, a regular braid will look just as good.
Step 3: Begin to braid the hair. Keep it super tight if you are wanting a sleeker look, or braid it loosely for a softer look. Once you've finished braiding to the ends of your hair, secure with a snag-free elastic.
If your hair isn't really thick, for a more nonchalant look, you can try securing your braid without a hair tie. Simply spray the end of your plait with a strong-hold hair spray and set with a straightening iron.
Step 4: Once your braid is secure, you may want to use your fingers to create more volume and texture by gently pulling pieces of the braid outwards.
Tip - only complete this step if your hair is secured with a tie.
Step 5: To finish, you may want to carefully pull a few loose pieces from around your face for a soft, romantic look. If you're wanting a more glamorous look, try curling these pieces away from your face. Don't forget to secure your look with a lightweight hair spray to ensure your look will hold from day to night.
Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Micro-Fine Finishing Spray - RRP: $45.00