How To: Spring Break Hair

Heading to a pool party or a day on the beach? This no-fuss look will stay in place all day so you don’t have to!

Step 1: Brush all of your hair to the back.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 2: Separate two side pieces from the front and twist both of them inward.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 3: Tie the two strands together in a knot, keeping them separate from the rest of your hair.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 4: Starting with either the left or right section, take a small strand of hair from one of the outer edges, and cross it over the opposite section of hair. Once you’ve added this strand to the other section, forget about it! You will always be working with just two sections, not three.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 5: Keep repeating this process from side to side until you reach the end.  As you work down, you can take smaller sections of hair if you want a tighter braid. Make sure you’re always taking strands from the outer edges.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 6: Tie an elastic band around the bottom, then gently pull the hair from the braid to make it a little wider.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 7: Give it a spritz of hairspray to set everything in place.

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 8: Add flowers, starting from the outside and working in. Secure them by pulling the stems through your braid.

How To: Spring Break Hair

How To: Spring Break Hair

How To: Spring Break Hair

How To: Spring Break Hair

Step 9: Go rock it!

How To: Spring Break Hair

How To: Spring Break Hair

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Want more hair inspo? Try learning a waterfall braid!

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How To: Style A Headband 3 Ways

Hello, headbands! This essential hair accessory fits right in with our new Chill. Play. Move. collection made for any activity and any mood. Read on for 3 easy ways to add a little fun to your ‘do!

CHILL.

Effortless ease in 3 seconds flat! Part and style your hair however you want, then grab a soft and stretchy headband and place it over the crown of your head.

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PLAY.

Heading straight to yoga from school? Braid your hair and add a ruched headband on top to keep you cute (and keep flyaways under control) in any class.

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MOVE.

A sleek ponytail is the ultimate workout buddy. Pull your hair back into a high pony, then add a thin, nonslip headband on top, securing it an inch behind your hairline.

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Pro Tips!

  • Put your headband over your head first, leaving it around your neck as you braid or style your hair.
  • Spray your tresses with dry shampoo to add volume and texture to any of these looks.

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