We adore an intricate braid, and apparently the fashion designers love them, too! From DKNY to Rachel Zoe, plaits were popular on the Spring 2015 runways. But this bohemian look from Mara Hoffman was our ultimate favorite. Catwalk by TIGI global creative director Nick Irwin created this messy braid to match the California cool-girl vibe of the clothing. And we immediately wanted that SoCal style for ourselves.
Jill Engelsen of the Butterfly Studio in NYC helped us re-create this hairstyle right off the Fashion Week runway. And we learned an entirely new braid technique in the process: the inside-out braid (it's like a cross between the typical three-strand plait and a Dutch braid). Even if you don't have fantastic hand-eye coordination, you can pull off this look because it's supposed to be that messy.