Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber looks trÃ¨s chic with these double french plaits. We asked Ruuby hair expert Shabmam to give us some step-by-step instructions on how to successfully achieve this look.
1. Prep the hair well by adding texture and waves using ceramic tongs. This tip is very often underestimated as it adds texture for those with fine hair.
Part your hair down the middle and start with one side. Take the first section from the front and divide into three equal strands.
Note: Leave your fringe in or out – it’s up to you.
2. The direction in which you braid will dictate where the braid sits. For this hair style keep the position running back adjacent to the middle parting and finally towards down to the neck.
3. Take the right strand and cross of the centre then take the left stand and cross it over the centre.
Keep adding hair from the retrospective side to the outside strands before you cross over as you work the braid down.
Note: The more hair you add the thicker the braid.
4. If you have layers in your hair, use hair gel to the ends of the braid to prevent any flyways thus keeping the hair style clean and tight.
Note: Hair spray down the baby hairs or pull some hair down for a more casual slept in look.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 on the other side.
Note: Stop braiding until the desired length. To achieve Kaia Gerbers’ look stop just below the shoulders. This all depends on the length of your hair.
6. French or Dutch?
To achieve a more defined braid that sits on top of the hair (see below) repeat step 2-3 but rather than crossing over each section – you must cross UNDER as you braid down the hair.
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