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Steal the style – texturised braids by Rainbow Room International

Runway style strutted into Glasgow at the Scotland Re:Designed event, where the Rainbow Room International team was on hand to style the hair for the show.

“Everything on the catwalk at the moment is about natural beauty and emphasising texture, I wanted to embrace this. I got my inspiration from the DKNY show with the gelled strands and Dolce & Gabbana with braids and texture, ” said Jack Mackle, designer stylist at Rainbow Room International George Square.

See how to create the two stunning looks below…

Look 1

Step one: Roughly tong hair to create natural-looking movement and texture.

Step two: Apply Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Powder Cloud through mid lengths to add volume and to distress the look.

Step three: Section off the hair into three even sections from the temple to the nape of the neck.

Step four: Starting at either side, take a small triangle section, using a snag to hold it in place. Continue this down, taking even pieces, incorporating the previous piece into the next one. Repeat with the other two sections.

Step five: Once you are happy that all sections are symmetrical, use a pintail comb to tease the individual sections out until you are happy with the volume and texture.

Step six: To finish, combine all three sections at the nape of the neck to create a fuller, thicker ponytail.

Step seven: Using strong hold hairspray, create desired volume through lengths.

Look 2

Step one: Roughly tong the hair to create natural-looking movement and texture.

Step two: Apply Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Powder Cloud through mid lengths to add volume and to distress the look.

Step three: Starting at the front of the hair, take two even sections, tying them into a knot. Ask someone to hold these sections to keep them separate. Repeat this step a second time.

Step four: Doing the same step a third time, but incorporating the two sections from the first knot.

Step five: Create a fourth knot incorporating the two sections from the second knot.

Step six: Repeat these steps until you have finished at the nape of the neck.

Step seven: Now split the sections into three and plait the hair down the rest of the length and finish off with a snag to hold in place.

Step eight: Using gel and a pintail comb, wet the hairline, teasing out soft pieces of hair to create detail around the face and at the neck.

Step nine: Distress the look by using your tail comb to loosen some of the knot.

Step 10: To finish the look, weave string or ribbon through the hair creating more texture and knots.