Shared with us by Peggie Huang, stylist at ARROJO Studio SoHo, we love both the artistry of this chunky plait on the bias, and the way the tail of the braid has been fanned out into wonderfully nonchalant wisps. Peggie was also kind enough to share her steps to creating this eye-catching look. Great for a night out, a weekend brunch, or even just keeping hair off of the neck in this Indian Summer, learn how to create it in the notes.
1: Use protective thickening lotion to thicken, add light hold, and give the hair protection before using the heat.
2: Rough dry the hair with blow-dryer and hands.
3: Use a curling wand to create loose spiral curls from the nape area up to the top of the head.
4: Section out the fringe area for the last part of the styling.
5: Section a curve parting on the left side.
6: Start working on the invisible braid on the right side, twining together in chunky sections.
7: Work on the visible tight braid on the left, again twining in chunky sections.
8: Put the tail of the tight braid over the other, teasing the tail, and making a messy rounded shape. Think: perfectly imperfect.
9: Lastly, part the fringe area. Use primp working spray to give a little of body and grip to the look. Make a C shape, and hide the tail behind the ear.
10: Spray more primp working spray all over for extra body, shine and support.