From chunky rope braids to intricate fishtails, it seems everyone is reinventing the traditional, three-strand plait. And we’ve got the scoop on the next big trend: the chain braid. Perfect for the office or a night out, this woven style is super simple, but super chic! Mario Russo, of Boston’s Salon Mario Russo, shows us how to create this cool coif.
1. Beginning with day-old hair, curl hair using a 1-1/2 inch curling iron, to add fullness to the braid. For even more volume, lightly tease tresses at the crown after curling.
2. Part hair like you would for a half upsweep, pulling the top half up and back at the crown. Divide the top section in two, and tie the two pieces in a knot.