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Last updated: January 22, 2018

How-To: Gangsta Genie Braid

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The Blonds’ spring 2015 collection is inspired by world-travelling, gangsta genies—girls who are in three cities in one day and are always up on the latest, craziest fashion trends. With this inspiration in mind, CATWALK® by TIGI® Global Creative Director Nick Irwin was able to refine this I Dream of Jeannie meets Madonna meets Jenny from the Block look by mastering a show-stopping, dramatic braid—truly fitting for The Blonds.


Artist: Nick Irwin
Manufacturer: TIGI, @tigiprofessionals



Mist wet hair with CATWALK® by TIGI® Fast Fixx Style Prep and comb through.


Next, apply CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Wet Look Gel to small sections. Comb each section smooth and tight, and pull into a high ponytail at the crown of the head.


Once edges are smooth, secure ponytail into a bun with pins. Set with CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray creating a lacquered look and smoothing any flyaways.


Next, stretch base of the hair piece over bun, concealing natural hair, and secure in place with pins.

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Finish by spraying CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray to the braid, taming flyaways.

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