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Photographed by Nadya Wasylko; Styled by Connie Berg at Kate Ryan Inc. ; Hair by Charlie Taylor at Honey Artists; Makeup by Deanna Melluso at The Wall Group; Nails by Holly Falcone at Kate Ryan; Modeled by Marcelina at One Management
Skill Level: Easy
If your braid skills start and stop at three-strand plaits, add visual interest by pairing them with messy-on-purpose texture.
Next, create 2- to 3-inch sections of hair from the top of your ears toward your face on each side. These sections will be your peekaboo braids.
For a bit of contrast to your beachy waves, Taylor recommends using a fine-tooth comb and a spritz of water to smooth down the tops of these two sections only.
Starting just above your ear, tightly braid to the end of each section. Tie off with clear elastics.