The weekends are just too short, and Mondays are never easy. However, starting the week off with a beautiful hairdo helps lift our spirits – along with a new Rebecca Minkoff bag, of course. Style Noted, our heaven-sent hair tutorial site for any occasion, gave us the perfect idea for a casually chic look - a center part, side braid. In fact one of our favorite reality TV stars and inspiring bloggers, Olivia Palermo, rocked the runway braid around NYC. We adore the sleek yet deliberately pulled apart and unkempt look. Follow the directions below to style the perfectly imperfect braid.
Step: Mist damp or dry hair with Refinish dry shampoo to create the gritty texture that will support the aesthetic of this style.
Step: Create a loose center-part.
Step: Pull hair in the back to one side. Separate it into two strands. Loosely, imperfectly entwine the two strands, thus creating a braid. Swing it over the shoulder for some sexy insouciance.
Step: Rub palms along the hair’s surface down each side of the crown. This ruffles the texture some more.
Step: Finish with a final blast of Refinish dry shampoo to increase texture and volume.