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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Learn 6 On-Trend Braids For Festival Season

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6 Festival-Ready Braiding Quickies

Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean your clients don’t want DOPE braids! While these badass looks are perf for Coachella, we like to think they’ll do the trick year-round. Watch these six braiding technique videos and up your braid game now!


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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. Viral Facebook Braid

When we posted this braid by @thestylist.jamie, an amika platform artist, it got more than 7 MILLION VIEWS on our Facebook. Watch and learn!



3. Infinity x Fishtail Braid Combo

Watch BTC Team Member Antonio Estrada (@antestradahair) create this SO SATISFYING infinity and fishtail braid mashup. His tips? Prep with Sexy Hair Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir to add shine and to help with detailed braiding and then finish with Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray for a firm, fast-drying spray that gives strands moveable volume, lift and hold. 

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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.


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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!