Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lauren Conrad Braid

Just when you think you've seen nearly every type of braid imaginable, leave it to Lauren Conrad to add her own twist.At last night's book signing for LA Candy and appearance on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien, Lauren busted out the braids again. But this time, she chose dual French braids that looped together in the back, forming a loose, chic bun. I think this is such a cute do for the summer-time because we dont want apparently our hair has a mind of it's own in the hot icky weather.

Here are some tips on re-creating last night's updo version.

1. For a shiny effect with slight hold, apply a glossing gel to damp hair and blow-dry. Try Nivea Diamond Gloss Styling Gel ($12).
2. Part the hair down the middle. Starting from one side of the part, loosely French braid the hair all the way down, stopping the braiding at to the nape. Secure with an elastic band. Repeat on the other side. Note how Lauren's stylist only braided hair along the sides, leaving hair from the crown down to the neck out of the mix.
3. Leaving the two braids out, gather the hair from the crown down to the neck into a ponytail. Secure with an elastic band and twist hair around it, securing with bobby pins into the base of the pony.
4. Finish up by twisting and wrapping the two ends around the "bun" you created in the third step, using bobby pins to secure. Add a spritz of hair spray (such as David Babaii for WildAid Light Styling Spray, $12.50) for a little hold.

Are you girls going to try this look for the summer??


Mrs.Zeus said...

I love braids!
Im not really good with it tho but I try. hehehheh

Victoria said...

I LOVE this hair style. She is the queen of braided hair! :)

Shortiee31 said...

Such a classy look, love it :)

Morgan said...

Love this look!

MzFashionCloset...Confessions of A Shopaholic said...

Lauren always comes up with cute hair ideas.