March has barely begun, but pardon us for having full-blown spring fever already. With temperatures on the rise (ish) and an agenda of warm weather activities on the horizon, a beauty refresh is definitely in order—and leave it to Ciara to offer us our first dose of inspiration.
At the H&M runway show in Paris, the singer showed off a perfectly disheveled, multitextured braided crown of our music festival dreams. SXSW kicks off next week, after all, and wedding season isn't too far off after that. We'd also wear this on a tropical springtime getaway (in our dreams), and it's a very pretty option for a date. It even works at the office. And the farmers' market. The gym?
Skip the festival braid bar—you can do this yourself. Ciara and her stylist got that impressive-looking dual texture by simply starting off with two dutch braids, before finishing the braids as fishtails. After that, just wrap them around the crown of your head and secure them with bobby pins. And let some face-framing strands fall out. Enhance the texture and provide some flexible hold with Bumble and bumble's Dryspun Finish ($31).
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