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May 14, 2015

Wrapped Braid-Hawk

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Wrapped Braid-Hawk

Two-strand, three-strand, French, Dutch, fishtail. When it comes to the parade of braids, are there any new twists? Absolutely! Here’s an edgy look to add to your plate of plaits—a Mohawk-style French braid, lassoed with two, chubby, rope braids. BTC Bridal and Upstyle Expert Stephanie Brinkerhoff breaks it down, calling it the perfect statement for a carefree, edgy bride—especially in this pink champagne hue! And if it’s too much for your bridal clients, present it as an option for a prom—or a party-goer who marches to the rhythm of her own beat!

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    Start with hair that is midlength and slightly wavy.

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    Divide the hair into four sections—one section on each side, a Mohawk section and a section in the back.

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    Release the Mohawk and back sections, and heavily backcomb all of the hair.

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    Add texture to the hair with a spray wax like Style Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax Spray, working it in.

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    Add texture to the hair with a spray wax like Style Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax Spray, working it in.

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    Begin at the hairline, and create a French braid down the back of the head. Braid loosely to maintain volume.

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    Roll the braid up and under, and hide the ends by tucking them away. Secure with bobby pins.

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    Gently pull at sections of the braid for a messy effect. Add more spray wax if more texture if desired.

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    Create a standard, three-strand braid on the first side section.

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    Wrap the braid low and tight around the back of the head, and secure the ends with bobby pins.

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    Repeat on the opposite side, joining the ends of the braids, the spray with Kenra Volume Spray 25 to lock the look in place.

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