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June 17, 2011

The Best Celebrity Braids for Summer

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The Best Celebrity Braids for Summer

Boho braids are hot for summer if Hollywood starlets have anything to say about it. Cases in point—Christina Aguilera and Blake Lively both heated things up with easy breezy braids with lots of fun texture. We’re positive clients will be clamoring for similar styles, so we nabbed the how-tos from their celeb hairdressers.


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    To complement Blake’s Chanel Haute Couture dress, celeb hairstylist Rod Ortega gave her hair what he dubs an “Effortless Twist.”

    “I started with Philip B Beach Mist and Shu Uemura Silk Mesh on Blake’s wet hair,” he explained. “Next, I dried her hair with the T3 Featherweight Dryer with a diffuser to get a beach-wave texture, then with a ½-inch T3 Curling Iron, I curled random strands of hair and pinned her hair to the side.” Rod gave the look a boho-chic finish by fishtail-braiding three strands of hair then gave it an all-over sheen with Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer. Red carpet ready!  

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    Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created a “Boho” braid on The Voice judge Christina Aguilera.

    To achieve her summery style, David applied a small amount of Couture Colour Pequi Oil throughout her hair. Next, he loosely parted her fringe area down the middle, sweeping her bangs to the side. On the left side, he took two small sections (one at the temple area and one near the ear) and braided them, securing them at the ends with tiny bands and allowing them to fall naturally. The rest of her hair was finger-combed, rolling her tresses to the left side and braiding the remaining long hair. To finish, David applied an additional amount of Pequi Oil by smoothing over the surface and braids for a brilliant shine.