1. PLAITS PLEASE - DIFFICULTY (2/3)
Game Of Thrones-inspired hair just got chic and (shock) wearable with this half-braid/half-pony combo. “If you have a lot of natural texture, you might want to straighten your hair for this one,” says Suzanne Alphonse, Wella Professionals’ educator extraordinaire. After heat-protecting and straightening, grab a section of hair from each side of your head, at the front, then “secure the rest of the hair into a ponytail that sits snugly at the nape of the neck”. French-braid each side section all the way down and wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail, securing with grips. Finish with high-shine spray for a super-luxe Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms finish.
2. KNOT SO PERFECT - DIFFICULTY (1/3)
Pretty, practical and easy-peasy, the #IWokeUpLikeThis knots at Rochas are almost as simple as sleeping in last night’s up-do. Spritz with a dry texture spray, then “find your natural parting and pull hair into a low ponytail at
the nape of your neck,” says Suzanne. Massage around the hairline to create some flyaways, then twist the pony up into a loop and tie around the middle with a ribbon. If it’s all over the place, you’re doing it right.
3. ALL TIED UP - DIFFICULTY (3/3)
Seen at Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show, this businessin-the-front, party-in-the-back look takes some Work. Run shine serum from the top of the scalp to your ears for a glazed effect, then secure a rectangle of hair from the
top of your head in a mini ponytail. “Next take the rest of the hair and smooth the sides for a sleek finish, securing around the first pony with another band,” says Suzanne. Back-brush the lengths with texture spray and creatively wrap in a neon elastic, tucking in the end of the pony. Pull bunches of hair through the gaps and Take A Bow.
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This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan India.