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How to: Braided Headband with Loose Curls

A celebrity favorite, braided headbands and bouncy curls are both playful and chic. Perfect for any time a year, it takes the beauty of an up-do allowing you to keep your hair away from your face but also the femininity of long, flowing curls. Below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to easily create a braided headband with loose curls.
  1. Spray a heat protector spray through your locks while damp and then follow with a texturizing spray for styling.
  2. Section out your hair and style all sections using a round barrel curling iron (Milani Triple Threat). Wrap about a 1-inch piece of hair at a time around the barrel and hold for 8 seconds. Once your entire head is curled, run your fingers through your curls to help separate them and create a messier look.
  3. Brush the front of your hair back using a boar brush (Milani Hair), but without flattening your curls. You’ll want to brush your hair back just enough so that you can take a small section of your hair (about 1 ½ - 2 inches) from just behind your ear on one side of your head.
  4. Starting here, you’re going to create a French braid all the way across the top of your head, finishing on the opposite side, and securing with a clip behind your ear.
  5. Finish off with a light mist (level 1) of your Milani Hair “Hold it Right There Hairspray” and you’re ready to go!
Optional:
  • If the braided headband intimidates you (or if your hair isn’t long enough), there are synthetic ones that you can buy online and match to your hair color.
  • You can part your hair to the side and have your braided headband split in two for a different look.
Video tutorial for braided headband and curls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyNMFWLypc For more beautifully braided hairstyles: http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/hair-photos-gallery/braided-hairstyles-2/curls-with-a-braided-headband-1

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Posted: Dec 17 2013
by: Duck & Cover

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