How To DIY A Twisted Rope Braid, a la Rebecca Minkoff

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

  1. 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.
  2. Using a flatiron, bend random sections of hair back and forth to create body and add texture.
  3. Parting hair down the center and pull it back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with an elastic hair tie.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Secure the twisted rope braid at the bottom using a black elastic hair tie.
  7. Use your fingers to separate and rough the surface of the braid to create an effortless boho look.
  8. For an invisible, touchable finish, spray Garnier Fructis Sheer Set Extreme Hold Breathable Hairspray to set the twisted rope braid.
  9. For the final touch, apply Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil to the front sections of the center part for clean, radiant shine.