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Long hairstyles: messy braid tutorial

/ 03.24.2015
Messy braid for long hair
Messy braid for long hair

Braided hairstyles are like shoes - you can never have too many! If you have long hair, we have a gorgeous messy hairstyle to add to your collection. It's the perfect 'do for keeping your hair under control without compromising on style. It's pretty yet practical, which means it can be worn everywhere, and it's right on-trend!

To find out how to recreate this braid on your own hair, just follow the tutorial below.

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Step one
Starting with damp hair, apply some volume mousse evenly throughout and rough dry your hair until it's only slightly damp.

Step two
When your hair is approximately 80% dry, then continue the blowout, using a round brush to loosely curl the hair in sections to add body and movement to your mane.

Step three
Once dried, brush the hair off your face and loosely French braid it from halfway up the back of your head down to the nape of your neck. Secure the hair with a tie.

Step four
Mist the loose lengths of your hair with a volumizing hairspray and tease with a fine-tooth comb to add volume.

Step five
Gently take off the hair tie and continue braiding all the way to the ends. Once you've tied the braid, gently pull the braid apart at the sides to loosen it.

Step six
Carefully pull a few pieces of hair loose at the front to frame your face and soften the overall look, then finish with plenty of strong hold hairspray to complete the look.

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