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Photographed by Justin Borbely; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Rudy Martins; Hair by Tiffany Patton/Bernstein & Andriuilli using Chanel; Styled by Connie Berg at Kate Ryan Inc. ; Nails by Rachel Shim; Set Design by Cooper Vasquez at The Wall Group
Loop De Loop
Braids are no-fail warm-weather staples. They're as easy to pull off in the office elevator as they are in front of the vanity, and there are just so many ways to play around with them. Read on to see how Martins amps up a basic braid with a loop to help keep your neck cool without compromising style.
Start with a light layer of anti-frizz spray all over your hair. It'll help keep the frizz at bay as you style, and you'll need the extra grip that the product gives you to hold your braid and anchor your loop.
Smooth all your hair over to the left side of your head, and then grab a small section of hair from behind your left ear. Lightly tease with a boar-bristle brush from the ends to the roots. This gives your braid a sturdy foundation to pin your loop to, says Martins.
Smooth out the topmost layer of the backcombed section, and then create a simple three-strand braid from your ear to the ends of your hair. Secure with a clear elastic.