When it comes to our hairstyle for a night on the town, we tend to take the occasional risk—what’s the fun in playing it safe?! Our latest PM ‘do du jour is this peekaboo braid upstyle created by Joico hairstylist Katie Bilovol. Attempt the second tutorial in our summer braid series for your next rooftop soiree or cocktail event—your locks just might steal the show!
Click through to learn how to fashion your locks into an edgy, braided updo!
Separate the top portion of your hair (from the crown forward) and pin out of the way.
With the remaining bottom portion, separate hair into two pieces with one section slightly off center.
With the smaller portion of hair, begin a French braid from the temple.
As you continue, make sure to keep the French braid tight to your head.
When you run out of hair along the hairline, finish with a regular braid.
Fasten the braid with an elastic when you reach the halfway point down the smaller portion of hair. Then switch to the heavier portion of hair and brush into a smooth, low ponytail.
Twist the ponytail and wrap it around itself into a knot shape. When secured, pinch some strands from within the knot, pulling them out lightly to create texture.
Fasten the twist underneath itself by grabbing hair from the knot and pulling it into the rest of the hair, securing around the bun.
Grab your braid and fasten it over the top of the twist, pulling some of the strands out for texture.
Twist the braid underneath the bun and secure with bobby pins.
Finish the twist with a dose of texture wax spray to keep the look extra tousled—no stiffness here!
Release the top portion of hair and make sure it sits the way you prefer around the fringe/part area.
Twirl your hair up and around the bun so it sits just above the braid and the twist.
Tuck that portion under and around the twist, securing with bobby pins where needed.
Voila! A gorgeous braided updo is now yours to rock.