Summer Style with Stephanie Brinkerhoff: Intricate Side Braid

Summer is right around the corner, which means warmer weather and playful hair styles! ghd Ambassador Stephanie Brinkerhoff shows us how-to create an intricate side braid that is perfect for the summer months.

Step one
Begin by curling all of the hair loosely with the ghd curve® soft curl iron. You don't have to be specific about how big the sections are or which way you curl.

Step four
Flip the ponytail inside out, going over and through the base, creating a topsy tail.

Step seven
Loop up a small section of the end of the braid to make the end fuller and messier.

Step ten
Repeat this process a few more times (depending on their hair length), going back and forth, weaving the two braids together.

Step two
Once the hair is loosely curled, run your fingers and some spray wax through the ends to give it a nice textured feel.

Step five
Use your fingers to pull on sections of hair at the base to loosen and soften them, making them wider, and hiding the elastic.

Step eight
Let down the top half of the hair and use the crown section to create a french fishtail braid. Use your fingers to pull on sections of the braid to soften and widen it.

Step eleven
Let down the two side sections and create two soft french braids that start at the part and meet together in the center back.

Step three
Section out the hair from the ears and up and clip it aside for later. Behind the left ear, grab a small piece of hair right along the hair line and combine it with another piece of hair behind the right ear. Put the two pieces together in an elastic behind the right ear.

Step six
Repeat this process, working down the right side, until all of the hair has been used in the elastic braid.

Step nine
Now you are going to weave the braid through the elastic braid, connecting the two braids together. Create a small hole with your fingers near the top of the elastic braid and pull the fishtail braid through it.

Step twelve
Combine both braids together and do one braid going down the back.

Step thirteen
Heavily loosen the braid, almost to the point where it looses it's braid shape, and looks more just like twisted loops.

Step fourteen
Scrunch the loose braid up to the scalp and secure it with bobby pins.

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