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January 21, 2015

Starburst Crown Braid by Sam Villa (Video and Steps)

Courtesy of Sam Villa, the braid parade marches on! Using Argan oil on his hands to easily guide the hair, a texture iron to create more volume, and a light amount of product, Sam creates a Starburst Crown Braid. This intricately designed look can be styled modestly or tall, but most importantly this braid can be tailored to suit all clients! (See video below)

 

1. Use a Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron from scalp to ends to create more volume, and to make the hair easier to manage while braiding. Brush through the hair with a Sam Villa Styling Brush to remove tangles and make sure the hair is straight. 

 

2. Use a Sam Villa Tail Comb to create a large circular section at the crown of the head, and secure into a high ponytail with a hair bungee. Create a low side part at the front of the head, just above the corner of the eye.

 

3. Begin by taking a 2 to 3-inch horizontal section at the part line and create a regular braid, crossing the top strand (closest to the round of the head) over the middle strand, then crossing the bottom strand (closest to the forehead) over the middle strand. Once you have completed one braid it’s time to add hair.

 

4. Cross the top strand over to the middle strand, but this time, add a small section from the high ponytail and cross it over the top strand and into the middle.

 

5. Next, cross the bottom strand over to the middle and pick up hair from below the bottom strand, adding that to the middle section, just like a French braid.

 

6. Continue to braid your way around the head, adding hair from the high ponytail to your top section.

7. Once you get to the opposite ear, begin to add slices of hair from below the bottom strand. You will add hair from the high ponytail during the entire braid.

 

8. After you have added all of the hair in front of the ear and in the ponytail, simply finish with a regular braid and secure with an elastic.

 

9. Now, take the end of the simple braid and tuck it up and under the starburst, along the side or wherever you decide it sits best and is well hidden.

 

10. Finish off by securing the ends of the Starburst braid with some long hair pins. Mist the hair with Redken Control Addict 28 Hairspray to keep the braid in place. 

 

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