Try this tonight: Kate Bosworth's Grungy Chic Center Braid
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Try this tonight: Kate Bosworth's Grungy Chic Center Braid

04.13.2015    |    
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No one does festival style better than Kate Bosworth. This is just a fact. Kate is one of my favorite sources of beauty inspiration, off and on the festival circuit, because she is always trying something different, whether it’s a whimsical braid, a variety of bold lip colors and even pastel painted hair. Kate also introduced to me to one of my favorite fragrances, Gypsy Water, and is the face of skincare brand SK-II. Her beauty situation is always SPOT ON.

Kate nailed it this past weekend at Coachella, of course. Her half up half down grungy chic hair payed homage to the 90s and is super easy to do at home. Kate’s very own stylist Bridget Brager explains how to get the look, which is surprisingly the easiest thing EVER. And – BONUS – it actually requires that you start on second day hair. This style is so perfect for spring and the best excuse to shampoo less.


“The inspiration for Kate’s festival hair was a nod to the 90’s half up half down, grunge chic, slept in hair with a twist (or a braid!).”


“Starting on second day dry hair, take a small section (no larger than the width of the tip of your ring finger) of hair where you would normally have a center part. This section should end at the crown of your head, just before your head starts to curve.

Once this section is created, begin to make a cornrow braid towards your forehead. Finish the braid where your hairline stops on your forehead and make two sections by splitting the third strand of the braid. To secure the braid, use a small bobby pin. Push the pin up the middle of the braid as flat to the head as possible.  Split the lengths of the hair around the face to create framing.

Next, spray [Serge Normant ‘Meta Revive’ Dry Shampoo] to lengths of hair for added texture. Then gather hair starting from the top of the ears back in to a half up half down knot. Secure with a clear elastic band. Let any pieces around the face fall down to tuck behind the ears.

Finish the look using [Sachajuan Light & Flexible Hairspray].”

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