Summer’s most striking hair statement incorporates the unexpected. Braids are back and this time they’re interlocked into classic hairstyles to create a look that combines elegance and edge.
From up dos to low slung ponytails, let BV show you how a single plait can bring your look into pre-fall with just a touch of dimension and texture. Roberta “Robbie” Rogers, hairstylist at the Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon gives us step-by-step tips on how to recreate these styles yourself. Get the hair and now scoop!
Inspiration: Model Gracie Carvalho for Richard Nicoll S/S 10
Star: Jada Pinkett Smith
Robbie Says: “Be Head Above the Rest”
To get this hairstyle that Jada is sporting, blow dry your hair and rub a nickel-size amount of Dudley’s Scalp Special Hair & Scalp Oil ($17.99,) into the hair. If the hair is not relaxed, press the hair using a pressing comb.Then part a section in the center of your head and braid from the hairline to the crown of the head where the ponytail will start.
Use a wax stick, such as the lavender-scented Tancho Stick ($9.95,) to tame the edges and nape. Use a boar bristle brush and brush the hair back and upward, towards the crown to join with the braid.
Spray your strands with Dudley’ Firm Holding Spray ($13.95,) to give the style some control and firmness. Once the hair is all brushed up and pulled together, use Goody’s elastic bands to secure a ponytail.