Learn 5 On-Trend Braids For Festival Season
Coachella is here, kicking off a STACKED festival season. Are you ready? With these five braiding videos, you will be! Give your clients (or yourselves) the season’s hottest festival braids—get scrolling for the five braiding techniques!
1. Staircase Braid
Before trying this viral braid (more than 1 MILLION views on our Insta!) by amika Global Artistic Director Naeemah LaFond (@naeemahlafond), prep smooth hair with amika glass action universal elixir for major slip—or if you need some grip instead, try amika un.done volume and matte texture spray. Finish with amika headstrong intense hold hairspray for a style that will last under the desert sun!
2. Infinity Braid
Watch BTC Team member Liz Cordis (@liz.colors) create this SO SATISFYING infinity braid. Her tips? Braiding novices should start with a two-section infinity braid, but those looking for a challenge can up to three or four strands. Prep with Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Love Oil Moisturizing Oil to tame any flyaways, use even, taut tension while braiding, and finish with Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair So Touchable Weightless Hairspray at the end.
3. Rope Braid
For a festival look that’s more romantic than edgy, try this pretty rope braid by Annette Waligora (@annette_updo_artist). Watch how she adds fullness with Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray.
4. Fishtail Braid
This classic gets a cool-girl update with frosty pink hair. Check out how Kenra Professional Education Manager Cassie Siskovic (@cassielizhair) created this Insta-worthy braid with Kenra Dry Volume Burst 3 for buildable texture and grip.
5. Basketweave Braid
This one takes time, but as demonstrated by Pravana Collective Member Chita Beseau (@chitabeseau), it’s worth it! Watch her create this basketweave braid!