Nine Zero One stylist Jill Buck breaks down this half-up, half-down inverted braid, the ultimate style for next week’s date night. Follow along below and share your completed look with us @instylerhair.
SECTION & BRAID
Part hair. Section a small piece of hair into 3 pieces to begin your inverted braid. As you braid, cross new strands under the middle piece of your braid, not over. Once the braid gets to where your head starts to round, stop drawing hair from under the braid (closest to your ear), take only vertical sections from the top.
TIE & REPEAT
When your braid gets to the center of your head, stop drawing hair and braid all the way down, leaving a couple of inches of hair before you tie off. Repeat the inverted braid on the other side.
Slide your hair tie half an inch down – fatten the braid by pulling out on the outer pieces, moving from bottom to top. Pro Tip: go over braid with volumizing powder or spray before fattening for extra hold.
Pull open a piece of the right braid and pull the left braid through the loop you’ve created.
FOLD UP & PIN
One braid at a time, fold up and fold on top of one another. Pin into place. *Pin Hack: the bumpy side goes into hair for better grip.