01 July 2014 by

Get The Look: How To Get The Ultimate Festival Halo Plait With Zoe Irwin

GALLERY>> HOW TO GET THE ULTIMATE HALO PLAIT

STEP ONE

Start by spraying a volumizing spray through damp hair, 4cm’s at the roots then mist through the mid lengths and ends. This will give you that all-important grip to keep the braid style in place. Try Philip Kingsley Maximizer, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.blowltd.com/philip-kingsley-maximizer-250ml?gclid=CjgKEAjwuMmdBRDljdfi2_qQpxkSJADDCRwskgUTw5xdvm3gPibiqjsPdzLw8zRTCSXnfIF1vOLbXvD_BwE">£22[/a]- the perfect tool for volume and hold.

STEP TWO

Completely dry the hair (using a brush to untangle and polish the mid lengths) then take a circular section of hair using your fingertips, running through the centre of the head.

TIP: If you have fine hair, make the centre section smaller to leave more hair around the hairline as this will give you a fuller braid.

STEP THREE

On one side at the top of the circle, start to braid the hair. Then, when you get to behind the ear twist the braid so you start braiding around the head. Continue to braid the hair all the way to the ends and secure in place with a transparent band, tucking the end in by wrapping it into the circular braid using hairgrips.

STEP FOUR

Once the plait is complete, secure with a small elastic band and pin behind to hide the ends.

TOP FESTIVAL TIP

Add Kevin Murphy Color Bugs, £14.00 to the ends of your hair to create the ultimate colour cool festival hair look! Available in four colours.

STEP FIVE

Finally, start to loosen the braid by gently pulling and teasing the hair apart to give it softness and texture. Let loose hairs fall to give the look further softness, leaving you with perfect festival chic undone style.

Glastonbury might be over, but with plenty more festivals on the summer schedule and warm-weather holidays on the cards, us beauty girls think it’s high time to get involved with the ultimate halo plait. In fact, nothing says summer more than a cute plait- perfect for keeping hair off your face, day-old hair and wedding season alike, the humble plait is making a serious comeback and is super versatile to boot. Hurrah!

Spied backstage this season at the likes of Alberta Ferretti, Giles, Carven and Antonio Beradi, it’s pretty clear that the plait is serious high-fashion territory. Lucky for you, we’ve only gone and spoken with hair guru and blow LTD’s principle hair creative Zoe Irwin who shared with us her top tips for the ultimate festival halo plait.

Click through the gallery above and get plaiting!


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