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Kate Bosworth Braid Coachella 2015

Try Not to Feel Envious of Kate Bosworth's Coachella Braid

I know we were all concerned when Vanessa Hudgens announced she wouldn't be Coachella-ing this year — she gives good hair at the festival. But never fear, Kate Bosworth just reminded us why she's the queen of Indio, CA.

I know: can she get any more perfect? The woman is flawless. And then she just waltzes out into the Coachella sunset with this gorgeousness:


Source: Instagram user bridgetbragerhair

UGH. If she wasn't so great, it would be easy to hate her. But hate, we cannot. Celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager created this look especially for Kate, who she works with frequently, in addition to gems like January Jones. Bridget specializes in bohemian hair, having styled editorials for brands like 7 For All Mankind, L.A.M.B., and Urban Outfitters.

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According to Bridget, the inspiration was actually a nod to the '90s — the half-up, half-down style with a grungy, slept-in vibe. She added a braid for flair.

Here's how Bridget created the braid:

Step 1: Add dry shampoo to your hair to add texture. (Bridget used Kate's second-day hair.)
Step 2: Create a middle part, and make a small section of hair about the width of the tip of your ring finger. The section should start at your forehead and end at the crown of your head (where your head begins to curve).
Step 3: Create a small cornrow braid, starting from your crown and working toward your forehead.
Step 4: Once you get to your forehead, split the end of your braid into two sections, so you have two pieces.
Step 5: Secure the braid by pushing a bobby pin into the braid so it's invisible.
Step 6: Take the remaining two sections, and slick them around the face to frame.

For the rest of the look, she sprinkled a bit of Kevin Murphy Powder Puff into the hair for texture, then took hair starting above the ears to create the half-up, half-down knot. Secure with a clear elastic, and finish with hair spray. Bridget used Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray ($28).

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