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September 14, 2015

The Power Braid

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The Power Braid

The talented boys of Public School, designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, dreamt up a bohemian minimalist aesthetic with a refined ease for their Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The concept was simple, the Public School woman is a world traveler, exploring small villages and big cities. Her hair is off the face and of the moment. Here, Allen Ruiz, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Styling, creates a strong rope braid to keep the wind-swept strands in place. “The nomadic sensibility of the Public School Spring/Summer 2016 Collection allowed for a beautiful yet resilient style. This is the girl everyone wants to be,” says Allen.

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    Prep hair with Aveda Pure Abundance™ Style Prep™ for volume. Blow-dry back into a ponytail direction that will sit just below the center of the head.

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    Pull hair into a ponytail and secure tightly with an elastic tie wrapped three times around base of the pony to help set it away from head.

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    Using a coin-sized amount of Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Nourishing Style Creme in the palm of the hands, smooth over the pony from elastic to ends.

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    Take a small section of hair from under the pony to wrap hair around the base hiding the elastic and secure with pins.

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    Divide the ponytail into two even sections. Begin to tightly twist both sections clockwise to the ends while simultaneously twisting the two sections together going counterclockwise. Secure with an elastic at the end.

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    With a smaller coin-sized amount of Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Nourishing Style Creme in your hands, gently smooth over the rope braid and the sides and top of the head to eliminate flyaways.

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    To set, spray the style with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray.

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