The Side Braid's Staying Power
Last summer’s reigning style—the crown braid—was beautiful in theory, but hard to execute with your own two hands. Luckily, everyone’s digging the side braid this summer and it’s a look anyone can pull off in their sleep. Follow Erin Wasson’s lead and tuck it under a headband or twist your French braid to the side a la Alexandra Richards. The only thing to keep in mind: the more texture you build before braiding, the better it looks. Click through for more inspiration!
Look, the side braid’s so easy that even Kerr—who’s balancing a toddler, a beauty empire, and a never-ending stream of inspirational looks—can pull it together.
Of course, texture doesn’t mean a lack of shine! Try spraying Sally Hershberger’s Star Shine ($13) all over your hair in place of hairspray.
A fishtail braid turns ‘80s when secured under a black, turban-like headband on Wasson. Whichever star you emulate, you’ll want to be armed with a teeny tiny rubber band, like one of Professional Braiding Rubber Bands ($1).