Forget the prim and proper braids you wore as a child. The new wave of woven looks are sexy and simple, and can take you from day to night, even when the humidity soars. Stylist Manuel Lorenzo gives us his professional tips on how to get four of this season's most sought-after looks.
Pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Keep the hair in front of the ponytail loose, so it can be teased for extra volume if desired. And don’t worry about smoothing each hair since this is a tousled, natural look.
Separate the ponytail into two halves, then braid each section, creating two braids.
To create the updo, pull the braids apart slightly to loosen them. Then twist both sections around the base of the ponytail to form a bun and secure with bobby pins.
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