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Alexander Wang Runway Hair Side Braid Tutorial

Get a Messy Side Braid à la Alexander Wang

We found this great braiding tutorial on OnSugar blog Temple of Glam. Check it out:

Since it's truly hotter than July, I got real summer hairstyle ideas from Ojon stylist Tippi Shorter, who has hooked up the locks of Gaga, Rihanna, and one of my all-time favorites, Ms. Diahann Carroll. Why not drink a gallon of water, sit atop your AC, and try one of these styles?

The Untidy Side Braid, inspired by Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2010:

  • Apply glossing cream to clean, damp hair to help prevent flyaways.
  • Dry hair.
  • Create a deep side part and direct hair to one side.
  • Apply a conditioning paste/wax to mold hair.
  • Start a French braid high on the head, keep it loose and casual by using three uneven pieces.
  • Continue the side braid all the way to the bottom.
  • Give the braid a slight shake to loosen it.
  • Secure braid with clear elastic.
  • Finish with shine spray.

Want more styling tips? Then just keep reading. Got your own story ideas, too? Why not start your own OnSugar blog, then?

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Temple-of-Glam Temple-of-Glam 6 years
You totally should @Julie984. If you do, let me know!
Temple-of-Glam Temple-of-Glam 6 years
@Risqueredhead did you see the update I posted this week? Summer hairstyles for shorter hair!!
Temple-of-Glam Temple-of-Glam 6 years
Whoa whoa whoa @Amber Honey, your hubby braids your hair?! Lucky girl :-)
Temple-of-Glam Temple-of-Glam 6 years
Hey Girls if you have short hair, check the NEW editor's note above! There are five different glammed-out hair options :-)
Julie984 Julie984 6 years
I love it! so different (kind of) Im going to try this sometime...
ren_kr ren_kr 6 years
thanks postmodernsleaze!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
ren_kr, here's step-by-step Bella instructions for a fishtail braid! It's one of my favorite braid styles and I wish my hair was long enough for it :) http://www.bellasugar.com/How--Learn-Fishtail-Braid-2772862
ren_kr ren_kr 6 years
that is really cute. too bad I'm going to need someone to do it for me. does anyone know how to do the fishtail braid?
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Aw, I want to try it too :( Damn pixie cut!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Aw, I want to try it too :( Damn pixie cut!
risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
I wish I hadn't just cut my hair off!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I like this, although hubby braids my hair so I'm gonna have to show him the vid. He's a really sweetie that guy of mine!
Temple-of-Glam Temple-of-Glam 6 years
I know, right?! There was a medium-length version of the twisted updo. Let me know if you want me to send you it...it's a very slight variation. I just couldn't wrapy my mind around how to do it. Maybe you can work it out!
gorgeousingrey gorgeousingrey 6 years
I really wish my hair were longer so I could do the untidy side braid - too cute!
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