The New York Fashion Week Backstage Beauty Report: How To DIY A Twisted Rope Braid
Designer: Rebecca Minkoff Fall/Winter 2016
Lead Hair Stylist: Tommy Buckett for Garnier Fructis
The Scoop: Celebrity hairstylist, Tommy Bucket for Garnier Fructis created a 70’s inspired look, taking an unexpected twist on a classic braid, for a textured style that complemented the collection’s bohemian aesthetic.
How To DIY A Twisted Rope Braid
- Prep hair with Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray and Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Mega Full Thickening Lotion to create a rough base.
- Using a flatiron, bend random sections of hair back and forth to create body and add texture.
- Parting hair down the center and pull it back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with an elastic hair tie.
- To create more texture, fullness, and hold, generously spray Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease throughout the gathered hair, as well as to the root of the crown.
- Separate the ponytail into two equal sections. Roll each half counter clockwise before twisting them together to create an undone twisted rope braid. Continuously apply Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease, as needed, for texture and hold.
- Secure the twisted rope braid at the bottom using a black elastic hair tie.
- Use your fingers to separate and rough the surface of the braid to create an effortless boho look.
- For an invisible, touchable finish, spray Garnier Fructis Sheer Set Extreme Hold Breathable Hairspray to set the twisted rope braid.
- For the final touch, apply Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil to the front sections of the center part for clean, radiant shine.