How-To: Cara Delevingne Side Braid by Jen Atkin

Is model and fashion it-girl turned actress Cara Delevingne the side braid queen? She’s been rockin the look for a few years now but it still looks dope every time she does it. This past week she stepped out in the style with freshly bleached and cut ice-blonde locks and yes, we’re every bit as in love as we always are with this look. It is, undoubtedly, THE style for showing off an earring-party.


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Step by step from our founder and creator of this sick braid, Jen Atkin


Step 1

Blow dry the hair with Dyson Supersonic Blow Dryer (and concentrated nozzle attached) and Harry Josh Pro Oval Brush.

Step 2

Add Kevin Murphy Powder Puff Volumizing Powder to roots.

Step 3

Create waves using GHD 1-inch Flat Iron. 

Step 4

Spray OUAI Texturizing Hairspray from roots to end to build volume.

Step 5

Rub a dime-size of OUAI Matte Pomade between hands before running through ends of hair for a piecey look.

Step 6

Starting at the temple, braid hair stopping at the nape of the neck forming a twisted knot braid.

Step 7

Secure the braid with BLAX Hair Elastics.

Step 8

Finish by taming flyaways with OUAI Finishing Crème


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