Accent Braids
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Accent braids

Reinvent your pixie hairstyle with a subtle braided look. Plaited hairstyles aren’t just for longer locks – achieving braids on short hairstyles will add chic pizazz to your look and give you a whole new dimension of styling. Inspired by innocence, become a whimsical beau with an accent braid, the delicate plait for effortless elegance.

Get short hair styling perfection for your accent braid. Prepping your cropped locks with ghd curl hold spray creates a textured base, and using the ghd V gold mini styler will add volume and movement across the rest of your hair. Once plaited, keep your braid locked in with a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray.

Make a small plait go a long way. Change up your pixie hairstyle with the ghd how-to guide on accent braids.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Accent Braids

Here’s how to create an accent braid

1. Prep hair with curl hold spray 

2. Dry product in

3. Place section of hair in styler, rotate half turn and glide

4. Repeat in opposite direction

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4

6. Massage roots

7. Create section in centre and braid

8. Add hair from far side into braid

9. Secure braid behind ear

10. Section in front and twist back

11. Loosen twist then secure

12. Repeat technique on section behind

13. Spray with hairspray and tease

step one: Prep hair with curl hold spray

step one: Prep hair with curl hold spray

To start, spritz the hair with ghd curl hold spray.

step two: Dry product in

step two: Dry product in

Dry in the ghd curl hold spray using the ghd air® hairdryer and your fingers, twisting pieces as you go for texture.

step three: Place section of hair in styler, rotate half turn and glide

step three: Place section of hair in styler, rotate half turn and glide

Section your hair with sectioning clips and place the ghd V gold mini styler in the hair at the root, rotate half turn and glide to the ends.

step four: Repeat in opposite direction

step four: Repeat in opposite direction

On the next piece of hair, rotate the styler in the opposite direction to create more texture and movement.

step five: Repeat steps 3 and 4

step five: Repeat steps 3 and 4

Continue the technique seen in steps three and four, alternating the turn of the styler each time.

step six: Massage roots

step six: Massage roots

Massage the root area to break up the curls and create a softer finish.

step seven: Create section in centre and braid

step seven: Create section in centre and braid

Take a section around the centre of the head and begin a braid by splitting into three strands.

step eight: Add hair from far side into braid

step eight: Add hair from far side into braid

As you cross the strands over each other, begin to add hair from the far side of the head only (not the hairline) to blend the braid with the rest of the style.

step nine: Secure braid behind ear

step nine: Secure braid behind ear

Once you have reached the braid behind the ear, secure with a grip, pushing it in along the braid to hide it.

step ten: Section in front and twist back

step ten: Section in front and twist back

Take a section in front of the braid and twist towards the back of the head.

step eleven: Loosen twist then secure

step eleven: Loosen twist then secure

Pull on the twist to loosen then secure with a grip.

step twelve: Repeat technique on section behind

step twelve: Repeat technique on section behind

Repeat the twist with another section behind the braid.

step thirteen: Spray with final fix hairspray and tease

step thirteen: Spray with final fix hairspray and tease

Fix the hair in place using ghd final fix hairspray and tease with your fingers where needed.

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