Unicorn Braid
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Unicorn Braid

Break convention with your braided hairstyle. Get an ultra-edgy look by partnering bohemian waves with a perfectly placed plait to create a unicorn braid. Style points are to be won with braids, and this look is no different. The perfect look for summer, rock a cool and creative plait hairstyle wherever your sunshine adventures take you.

Get the ultimate unicorn braid with the help of ghd. Create movement through your lengths using the ghd curve ® classic curl iron, giving you curled hair with one-stroke styling – prep your locks with root lift spray to give you long-lasting curls and heat protection too.

Go your own way with your braid hairstyle this season, with a half up braided do. Scream uniqueness by creating a unicorn braid – simply follow the ghd how-to guide.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Unicorn Braid

Here’s how to do a unicorn braid

1. Prep hair with root lift spray 

2. Crimp all hair

3. Lightly brush hair

4. Take section on parting, 1 inch either side

5. Take small section at front split in 3

6. Pass inner strand of hair over middle strand

7. Pass outer strand of hair over the middle strand

8. On second pass, add extra hair into inner and outer strands

9. Continue steps 9, 10 and 11 to the crown

10. Pull on the braid to add volume

11. Section hair ear to ear

12. Point curling iron above hair

13. Twist wrap hair away from face

14. Repeat step 13

15. Move to other side of head and repeat

16. Repeat step 15

17. Smooth waves with padle brush

step one: Prep hair with root lift product

step one: Prep hair with root lift product

For the perfect base to braid from, prep the hair with root lift spray.

step two: Crimp all hair

step two: Crimp all hair

Working in sections, crimp the whole head from root to tip using the ghd contour®.

TIP: Crimping the hair first will add extra volume to finer hair.

step three: Lightly brush hair

step three: Lightly brush hair

Brush the hair lightly with a ghd paddle brush to soften the crimped texture.

step four: Take section on parting, 1 inch either side

step four: Take section on parting, 1 inch either side

Take a section of hair along the parting, approximately an inch on either side.

step five: Take small section at front split in 3

step five: Take small section at front split in 3

To create a French braid for your unicorn plait, start with a small section at the front and split into three.

step six: Pass inner strand of hair over middle strand

step six: Pass inner strand of hair over middle strand

Take the inner strand of hair and pass it over the middle strand.

step seven: Pass outer strand of hair over the middle strand

step seven: Pass outer strand of hair over the middle strand

Then take the outer strand and pass it over the middle strand.

step eight: On second pass, add extra hair into inner and outer strands

step eight: On second pass, add extra hair into inner and outer strands

On the second pass, start to add a small amount of hair and then pass over the middle strand.

step nine: Continue steps 9, 10 and 11 to the crown

step nine: Continue steps 9, 10 and 11 to the crown

Continue this technique until you reach the crown, continually adding hair and passing over each time. Tie with a clear elastic.

step ten: Pull on the braid to add volume

step ten: Pull on the braid to add volume

To add volume to your unicorn, gently pull the braid.

step eleven: Section hair ear to ear

step eleven: Section hair ear to ear

Take a section from ear to ear at the bottom of the head.

step twelve: Point curling tong above hair

step twelve: Point curling tong above hair

Take the ghd curve ® classic curl iron, and place above your hair facing downwards.

step thirteen: Twist wrap hair away from face

step thirteen: Twist wrap hair away from face

Directed away from the face, twist wrap the hair around the barrel of the tong and hold for 5-8 seconds.

step fourteen: Repeat step 13

step fourteen: Repeat step 13

Continue using the same technique to the back of the head, ensuring the barrel is above the hair and curling away from the face.

step fifteen: Move to other side of head and repeat

step fifteen: Move to other side of head and repeat

On the opposite side of the head, starting again from the front, twist wrap and curl the hair away from the face.

step sixteen: Repeat step 15

step sixteen: Repeat step 15

Continue same technique throughout the hair, always with the barrel above the hair and curling away from the face.

step seventeen: Smooth waves with brush

step seventeen: Smooth waves with brush

Brush hair with a ghd paddle brush to smooth the waves.

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