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Get the Look: Braids Revisited

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert11 years ago
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This beautifully intricate, yet remarkably easy-to-achieve braided look - as seen at this season's Rodarte show - is pretty, ethereal and totally 'now'
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To begin, cleanse hair with a clarifying shampoo, to remove any residue and leave hair squeakily clean. Philip B's {Peppermint and Avocado Clarifying Shampoo} swiftly eliminates build up, for locks that are glossy and fully of movementAfter washing, towel-dry hair (always pat dry, never rub) and mist liberally with Sachajuan's {Leave In Conditioner} to seal in moisture, and add some texture to help mimic the sexy, separated effect
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Blow dry - T3's tourmaline-infused {Featherweight 2 Dryer} emits negative ions, to disperse water molecules and accelerate dry-time for minimal hair damage - then use their {SinglePass Whirl Professional Styling Wand} to tong random sections for that beachy, waved effect.

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Take two front sections and braid loosely - these are simple, three strand plaits - secure the ends with a snag-free band, then create a third braid at the back, starting from the crown - don't worry about being too neatDraw the two front braids back and secure at the top of the third, twisting the ends and pinning with kirby grips, to achieve the pretty rose effect (you might need to call in the help of a patient friend)Finish, with Leonor Greyl's {Serum de Soie Sublimateur} smoothing sparingly through the ends of your tresses, to enhance shine and grant a perfectly tousled result{SHOP THIS LOOK}
Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...