Everybody loves a good braid: They're easy to do, they look good on everyone, and they make you look like you spent more than 10 minutes doing your hair in the morning. But, for those who are tired of doing the same ol' crown braid every summer, there's the braided side-part. As seen on the gorgeous Emma Stone, this sneaky braid pulls double duty, keeping your hair out of your face and adding a little extra oomph to your 'do.
To learn the secrets of this multitasking plait, we enlisted hairstylist Adam Maclay to teach us a fresh, new way to get our hair out of our faces. Watch the video as he shows our associate sales development manager Alexandra McGinn how to create a braid using just the fringe of her hair. It's a quick, easy alternative to more complex braided 'dos — and the only requirement is that you wear it proudly while all of your friends look on in envy.