Whether you’re looking to style your hair quickly, or find a way to conceal second-day strands, a piecey side braid like Priyanka Chopra
’s is a chic and easy answer to both issues. While the star’s hairstylist Josue Perez created the look by first lathering up and blowing-out Chopra’s strands, the style works just as well when you’ve skipped a shampooyour hair’s natural oils give the style grip, allowing it to stay in place without adding additional product. To impart a soft wave, Perez wound individual sections around a medium-barrel curling iron, then shook out the texture using his fingers for an undone feel. After determining where the plait should fall, he began twisting a braid to the side, and tied it off with a rubber band. “I went back and broke up the braid to give it a messy texture,” he said. “With a tail comb, you can pull out small sections, and choose how much hair you want falling out.” A few face-framing wisps added to the tousled effect, and a final veil of hairspray held the style in place.
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