braided headband

Braided Headband Tutorial

Learn this cute braided headband hair style that works with long or short hair! If you can do a french braid or a dutch braid you can definitely achieve this style!

Featuring master stylist Alex Kool. 

STEPS:
1. Clip hair all hair back from behind the ear (can clip more back if you have thicker hair)
2. Starting at your part take about an inch piece of hair and section into 3 to start your braid.
3. Start a simple 3 strand braid and then start pulling in new hair, crossing underneath the middle section to create a dutch braid.
4. Continue the dutch braid until just behind the ear and then switch to a regular braid a few more cross-overs.
5. Use a bobby pin to secure braid in place, just behind the ear.
6. Repeat steps 2-6 on the other side.
7. Next unclip hair and take a few sections starting at the crown of the head to back comb for some extra volume.
8. Lightly brush top layer of backcombing, so it is no longer visible.
9. Use a dry shampoo for extra texture and volume (we used Aveda shampure dry shampoo)
10. Finish with hairspray to hold style in place (we used Aveda air control.)

Braided Headband Tutorial

Learn how to do a simple braided headband with master stylist Alex K.

Steps:

1. Take a small section from bottom of hairline at the nape of the neck on either side of head.

2. Braid section into desired style of braid. We did a 4 strand braid (over, under, over under), but you can do any type of braid!

3. Take a section of the same size on the other side of the head and repeat step 2.

4. Loosen braids by pulling apart to create more fullness.

5. Take one side and bring over top of head and use a bobby pin to secure on the other side.

6. Repeat step 5 with the other braid and pin on opposite side, crossing the braid over the other.

7. Spray with Aveda Control Force Hairspray to hold in place and you're done!