Hairstyles How To: Romantic Braids and Waves

Create a soft, whimsical look for your client, perfect for a romantic evening out, with this easy-to-create hairstyle by Seattle-based stylist and co-owner of Gary Manuel Companies, Gary Howse. This pretty look was inspired by 1920's-era styling, texture and romance with a more modern twist. Your client is sure to leave the salon feeling her absolute best.

Follow the simple step-by-step below to recreate the look:

Step 1: Feed sections of hair through a flat iron in a wave pattern and press down. For a more textured and tousled look, try Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion and Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme.

Step 2: Take a section of hair from each side of the head and create two loose French braids.

Step 3: Once you have reached the back of the head, combine the two side braids to make one single braid.

[Images courtesy of Gary Manuel]

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