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Elegant and Easy Back to School Braid

With two girls, I am under constant demand for fresh and new hairstyles. Braids are insanely popular and I love them because they are easy and you can change them up into thousands of styles. Aveda’s beauty wizards created this easy and elegant braid worthy of Katniss Everdeen.

STEP 1. Prep hair with your favorite texturizing spray or pomade like Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep to give hair some texture and grit. Blowdry hair straight.

STEP 2. Create a clean center part from forehead to nape using a tail comb.

STEP 3. Make an inverted fishtail braid on each side of the head, beginning at the crown and working to the back of the ear. Secure the end of each braid with an elastic band.

STEP 4. Tame flyaways with a light and flexible hold hair spray like Aveda Air Control Hair Spray.

STEP 5. Add some fullness by gently massaging braids.

STEP 6. Fold the braids over one another across the back of the head, just above the nape, in a crisscross fashion. Tuck ends under and secure with bobby pins.

STEP 7. Finish with another mist of your favorite hair spray.

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I need to get back to teaching myself how to fishtail braid- it looks really cool, but I always get frustrated and give up. :(

That is just gorgeous, thanks for posting!

Love that you printed the instructions. It looked difficult but you make it easier!!

looks like jlaw style


This is so cute, I wish I could do things like this!


I wish I could wear this!

Really cute look, I want someone to do it for me. =)

Make me thankful for having a shaved head.


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