Get the Look: Jaime King's Braided Topknot

Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath recently worked with Jaime King for the Opening of Restoration Hardware West Hollywood The Gallery on Wednesday, October 22nd. "Jaime has such a beautiful face and Katey was doing a shimmer eye and a red lip so we wanted it up," said Heath. "Jaime mentioned wanting a braid underneath into something up - and that is what happened. It was totally spontaneous.”

Get the Look:
1. Says Heath, "I started by creating a parting from the arch of each eyebrow back to the crown of the head, creating a triangle and pinning it away. I then created an inside out french braid just slightly off center, starting from the nape of the neck and working up towards the crown of the head. It would be easiest to have the head horizontal to the floor and to stand in front, but we had to work together so I just created the braid with her head upright.  

2. "Once I reached the top of the ear, I pulled the side sections, sprayed them with R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray, and combed them back, incorporating the sections into the braid. I wanted to have the sides and top be a little more sleek. Business in the front, party in the back.  

3. "I kept braiding until I reached the tip of the triangle section and then finished the braid, not adding the section that was first pinned away. I tied off the braid with a clear elastic.  

4. "I then unpinned the last section and lightly back-combed it then brushed it back, joining it to the braid and creating a ponytail. The ponytail had the braid and leftover hair in it. I loosely twisted the pony into a messy topknot and secured it with bobby pins.  

5. "To finish, I pulled apart the french braid to create more texture and make it a little looser and bigger."

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