If you’re brainstorming and pinning your dream looks for wedding festivities for Spring/Summer 2018 (whether you’re the bride-to-be or a guest), a formal birthday party or simply any occasion that calls for a cocktail dress or a sexy gown, do yourself a favor and add a feminine flower crown braid to your vision board. Flower crown styles aren’t just for festival season; by refining the style and tailoring it to look like a super fancy ’do, you can turn the look into the perfect style for fancy occasions. For the debut of Naeem Khan’s S/S 2018 collection, TRESemmé Fashion Week Stylist Odile Gilbert created the dreamiest flower crown braid that put your #festbest to shame. We’ve got the scoop on how you can mimic the look, so read on for more!
Get the Look: Feminine Flower Crown Braid from Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2018
It didn’t matter whether the models had long hair or a pageboy; Gilbert proved that the flower braid crown can work on any hair length. “I add the flowers into the hair as I braid, and use the hairspray to set it as I go,” she explains. This kind of style definitely requires patience, especially if you’re after a super neat finish.
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STEP 2: Apply TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray to wet hair, then blow-dry hair straight using a hair dryer and paddle brush. This spray also works as a heat protectant while gently detangling your hair and preventing frizz.
STEP 3: Apply TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo to the roots and work through the hair, using your fingertips. Smooth hair and create a deep side part, beginning just above the arch of the eyebrow.
STEP 4: Place the beginning of the flower crown just below the part, keeping a section of hair loose. Guide the crown around the base of the head, braiding the loose sections of hair around the crown to lock it in place and secure with an elastic. “Create a piecer-looking braid by placing a bobby pin at each new section of hair, entering the fold and tucking it below the flower crown,” Odile advises.
STEP 5: Braid the end of the loose strands and tuck the ends into the end of the crown. Finish with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to lock the look in place.