Get the Look: Quick and Easy Twisted Rope Braid

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Labor Day is almost here! Help your clients look beautiful for this unofficial end-of-summer weekend, whether she's poolside, firing up the grill, or headed off for one last getaway of summer. This simple, yet beautiful, twisted rope braid (seen here on actress Nina Dobrev at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards) from Pureology is the perfect look for summer's final hurrah!

Get the Look:

  1. On damp hair, apply Pureology Smooth Perfection Shaping Control Gel (launching this September) evenly from roots to tips. Blow-dry with a medium round brush, creating shape and volume.
  2. Gather all the lengths to the side and divide into 2 sections. Allow pieces around the face to fall out.
  3. Apply Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Breakage Twist shine texturizer to both sections for added texture and definition.
  4. With a section of hair in each hand, twist both sections to the right until all the hair is twisted, creating two strands of twisted hair.
  5. Cross the right strand over the left strand and continue this patter until you achieve a rope braid.
  6. To lock the braid together, tease the ends, then secure with an elastic. Finish with Colour Stylist Supreme Control high-hold hairspray for colour-treated hair for an all-day hold.

TIP: Take this look into the evening by wrapping the braid into a bun and securing with pins.

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