Hair How to: Power Braids
Get the look with step-by-step tips from Toni&Guy’s International Artistic Directors Efi Davies and Silje Vincent
Prep your hair with label.m Volume Mousse, £13.95, and blow dry. Using the sharp end of a label.m Metal End Tail Comb: Anti Static, £6, draw the hair into a zigzag parting. Efi and Silje recommend applying label.m Texture Wax Stick, £11.50, around the parting – it gives a defined, groomed finish, but leaves the hair soft and non-sticky.
Starting on one side of your parting at the front, create a three-strand braid down the hairline on one side of your head, plaiting in more sections of hair as you go. Create a second braid on the other side. For an even neater result, ask a friend to do the plaiting for you.
Apply label.m Texturising Volume Spray, £13.50, to the finished braids, teasing with your fingers to create increased root lift and an edgy, backcombed finish.
A clip-in fringe is a quick way to radically change up your look. Secure it in place first, then carefully trim to your desired length. To complete the style, spritz with label.m Hairspray, £12.75, for a glossy result that will hold fast all day.