Hey everyone, I'm Jordan from Braids by Jordan. Every year I love seeing all the red carpet looks at award shows and I'm so excited to see what new looks will be on the red carpet this year. Today I'm going to be showing you how to do a pretty red carpet-inspired side braid that I think would look great at an award show. If you haven't already comment to Hairstyles, make sure to hit the comment button and give this post a big thumbs up.
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To start off this look, comb all the hair straight back and make a part on each side from in line with about the edge of the eyebrows back to the crown of the head. Then take that section and wrap it into a bun on top of the head, and secure it with a clip to keep it out of the way.
Now you can do any type of Dutch braid you like here, but I decided to do a Dutch fishtail.
So to do that, just take a section from the front and divide it into two. And take a small piece of hair from the outside of the top piece and cross it under and add it into the inside of the bottom piece.
And then take a small piece of hair from the outside of the bottom piece and cross is under and into the inside of the top piece. And just repeat those steps again. So take a small piece of hair from the outside of the top piece, but this time we're gonna add in a small leaf section of hair.
So take a small section, add it in, and then cross them both under and into the inside of the bottom piece. Then just repeat that again with the bottom piece. So take a small section.
Add in some new hair. And cross them both under and into the inside of the top piece. And just repeat those steps and angle the braid towards the center of the head.
Once the braid reaches the ear, stop adding in hair to the bottom piece and only add in hair to the top piece. This will create a Dutch lace braid. Every so often, you can go back and pancake the braid by pulling gently on the edges to give it more volume.
Once the braid reaches the center of the head, stop adding in new hair and continue your regular fishtail for a few extra stitches until the braid is long enough to reach the ear. Once the braid reaches the ear, secure the ends with a clear baby elastic. Release the hair from the top of the head and then tease the crown to give it some extra volume.
Gently comb the hair towards the back and softly twist it towards the side where the braid starts. Secure the hair with bobby pins. I like to use a few and cross them together to help keep the hair secure.
Then go back and carefully pull on the hair to give it some extra volume and texture. Take the braid and pin it so that it covers the bobby pins and lies diagonally across towards the ear. Take a section of hair from the front of the head and twist it back away from the face.
Then go back and carefully pull on the edges to give it a little extra volume. Take a little section of hair from behind the braid and secure the twist to it with a clear baby elastic. You can also just use a bobby pin, but I find that an elastic helps keep to hold it better.
Then repeat on the other side, so take a section of hair from beside the ear, and twist it across the braid, then secure it into a little section of hair with a clear baby elastic. And then go back and pancake the edges to give the twist a little extra volume. Since my fishtail was too long, I just went back and resecured it closer to the twists with a new elastic.
Then take one more section from the back and twist it up beside the first one and secure it again to a small piece of hair with a clear baby elastic. Take one last section from the front and twist it back away from the face. This time, instead of securing it with an elastic, pull the twist back down behind the other twists and secure it underneath with a bobby pin.
Then go back and carefully pull on the edges so that it covers any elastics. Spray with hair spray to smooth down any flyaways. And that's it.
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