An Easy Way To Upgrade Your Braid

Here’s a fact of life at Refinery29: We love braids — everything from French to fishtail to chic chignons. As Pinterest continues its plot of world domination, it seems that we’ve tried just about every style under the sun — and then some. That's why it was so funny when the four-strand walked down the runways at Donna Karan’s spring show: It was simple, shiny, and easy as pie. What more could we want?
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler, who tends to the manes of stars including Claire Danes and Kate Upton, knows a thing or two about low-maintenance, no-fuss hair. And, while he’s probably best known for executing a badass blowdry that could elevate any girl's tresses to campaign status, he, too, thinks the four-strand feels fresh for right now.
So, we had Peter show one of our staffers how to get the look herself (disclaimer: She has the most enviable head of red hair you ever did see), and then we styled her in a chic little beanie and great lipstick. Because, there’s nothing like a great beauty look to make you feel good during an oppressive polar vortex, right? Check out the video, and then let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Leonor Greyl Sérum de Soie Sublimateur Nourishing Hair Serum, $46, available at Nordstrom; Rusk W8less Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray, $9.99, available at Ulta; Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q Hair Dryer, $119.99, available at Ulta.

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