Start with dry hair and layer in your favorite texturizing product. If hair is too soft, a product that many backstage teams keep in bulk is a thickening spray called TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day. This product creates the ideal working texture for braiding without any product stickiness.
- Using a tail comb, separate the front section of hair horizontally from ear to ear. Once that is done, make a deep side part. With the same comb, section hair into five to seven sections depending on thickness of hair. French braid the front section that frames the face, but execute a straightforward braid on the remaining sections.
- Once all sections are braided and secured with a clear elastic, gently loosen each braid with your fingers, which creates an effect of a thicker braid. When loosening each braid start from the end of the braid and work your way up. Take each braided length and create interesting patterns, following the shape of the head. Secure with bobby pins to the scalp. Be creative and check out how the style is evolving as you pin each braid in place.
- Once you are done, secure with your favorite hairspray.
Thank you to Andrea Donoghue from White Rose Collective, a full service beauty agency offering hair and makeup services, for helping us create our lovely pixie braids, and be sure to check out our version of a waterfall braid.