At ilovegorgeous we are huge fans of cute, fun and easy hairstyles which is why when the new book from the brains behind London’s uber fashionable Braid Bar we knew you would all love it too! This week we are very lucky to be giving our customers a sneak peek inside The Braid Book with this super cute hairstyle – The Kate! Keep an eye out on our instagram page for our own attempts at The Kate and share yours with us too! Happy Braiding!
THIS BRAID IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR STYLES – WE CALLED IT THE KATE AFTER OUR MOST FAVOURITE FASHION ICON, KATE MOSS.
Let’s face it, she could rock any of our braids but we would love to see her with this. It’s also great for girls who want to keep their hair down but want a different look.
If you can do a Dutch braid and you’ve only got ten minutes, then this is the braid for you. It is best to do this braid on a friend or have a friend do it on you!
WHY WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE WHEN YOU CAN WEAR IT ON YOUR HEAD?
This braid is suitable for most hair types but better on mid-length hair. If you have a fringe it can be left out or braided in.
YOU WILL NEED:
Wide-toothed comb or hairbrush
Fine-toothed pintail comb
STEP 1 Detangle the hair and spritz with primer.
STEP 2 Using your pintail comb, part the hair down the centre.
STEP 3 Make a second parting, again using the pintail comb. Begin at the very centre of the head and part diagonally back towards the hairline creating a wedge-like shape. pull this section of hair forward and section off. do the same with the other side of the hair so that you are left with two equal wedges. Tie or clip back your hair below the partings made.
STEP 4 You may want to leave out the front strand of your hair. if so, do this now.
STEP 5 Take the first wedge, divide this section into three and begin doing a dutch braid (pages 24–25). Start at the crown and curve towards the temple, then towards the back of the head, so it looks like the top curve of a heart.
STEP 6 You will not need to plait your hair to the very end as when you tie the braids together at the back, the hair below the tie is loose. This will depend on the length of your hair. Secure using an elastic band.
STEP 7 Now repeat on the other side.
STEP 8 One you have done both sides, join the ends together with a band and voilà! – you have a heartbreaker of a braid.
STEP 9 Finish off with some strong-hold hairspray to keep the braid in place and add a ribbon for cuteness or a neon band for a cool-girl look.
The Braid Book by Willa Burton and Sarah Hiscox
Published by Kyle Books
Photography by Jesse Jenkins