Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Get the Look: Chrissy Teigen's 'Frozen' Braid

A braid favored by a Sports Illustrated model and Elsa from Frozen? Count us in. Dominick Pucciarello, hair stylist at NYC's Mizu salon, shared with us the exact steps he used to create Chrissy Teigen's stunning side weave. The plaited pony was so pretty and reminiscent of a certain Disney princess that Teigen posted a pic of her 'do to Instagram, with the caption, "took me a while to understand why everyone was calling me elsa. love this look! [sic]" Don't worry, Chrissy. We got the Elsa resemblance right off the bat! See Pucciarello's process, below.

1. Before you start braiding, add texture to your hair with a texturizing spray like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($22) and Dirt by Jonathan ($26).

2. Part your hair to the side. Separate the front part of your hair, twist and clip it away from the rest of your hair. You'll want to section off this portion, so you can tease the area directly behind it.

3. Starting from the section directly behind the clip at the front of your head, tease your hair (using a rat tail comb) all the way back to your crown to create lots of volume.

4. Take a section of hair that's an inch-and-a-half thick on both sides of your head, directly in line with your temples, and French braid down the back of your head. When you get close to the nape of your neck, start pulling the braid to one side. The braid should be on the opposite side of the part. (If your part is on your righthand side, pull the braid to the left, and vice versa.) Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic and wrap a section of your hair around the elastic to hide the plastic. Tuck the end into the band.

5. Gently pull the braid apart with your fingers to give it a deconstructed, raw look.

6. Remove the clip from the front of your head and tease that section of hair with a rat tail comb. Gently comb it to the side and blend it in with your hair. If needed, secure the braid with bobby pins.

7. Finish off by spraying hair with the dry texturizing spray to help set the style and keep it looking undone.

article via StyleBistro

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