from top left going counterclockwise: Before!; Mary starts a french braid taking little extra pieces of hair from each side as she braids; at this point Mary starts dropping little pieces of hair down called a “waterfall” braid; Mary secures this braid with a tiny elastic.
from top left going counterclockwise: first braid done- could pin it up at this point if you wanted; Mary begins another french braid; french braids and secures with elastic.
from top left going counterclockwise: Mary bobbypins the left side; pulls top left piece down over that piece and secures with bobbypin; joins the first two braids together with a bobby pin; one last braid going from the left side.
from top left going counterclockwise: the last braid is bobbypinned under the first two; Mary playing with and tucking the hair under and securing with bobbypins; hairspray!; the products you’ll need– hairspray, pomade, oil for shine and smoothing, bobbypins and tiny elastics.
Mary Brambila of Brambila Salon in Santa Monica shows us how to do a boho chic braided up do! If this looks too complicated, you can do bits and pieces of the above. Play around– braids are so in style right now and looking “perfect” and polished is not so don’t worry about it looking perfect!!
If all of this is too much to tackle by yourself, make an appointment for Mary to work her magic on you. Shampoo, blow dry and braids start at $65.
Other “Braid Bars” in Los Angeles and NYC:
John Barrett Braid Bar in NYC
Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood