With Coachella beginning tomorrow, we decided to get into the spirit of festival season with an amazing updo. We looked to Aussie celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa for a step-by-step on achieving this braided beauty.
Step One: Two Strand Braid
First, separate the top of your hair into four sections. Create a two-strand French braid on the two outer sections of hair, gathering a little from each side and weaving over to the other side.
Step Two: Five Strand Braid
On one of the middle sections of hair, pull the hair into five strands (hold them securely). Take a strand from the left and go over the piece next to it and under the piece after that until it reaches the middle. Take the piece from the right and repeat keeping the braid taut and pull a bit from the root each time like a French braid. Once you’re away from the root, you can braid regularly.
Step Three: French Fishtail
On the remaining section of hair, take a two-inch section from the top of the head and separate into two pieces. Take a piece from the left section and cross so it’s in the right section. Repeat for each side, taking a section of hair from the root each time, similar to a four-strand braid.
Step Four: Gather Together
Create a three-strand braid for the remaining hair to the ends. Twist the top sections into a bun at the crown of the head and secure. Bring up the bottom section braid and tuck it into the existing braids and secure with pins if necessary. Seal the style with Aussie Sprunch Hairspray and feel free to tuck flowers between your braids.