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Angel Braid

THE LOOK

The angel braid is made up of half a French braid, where you only add in hair from one side. Typically, this style is worn along your hairline to keep your hair away from your face. This pretty style can be adapted to sit along the side of your hair or farther back as a braided headband.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Your braid acts as a headband in this style, so there’s no need for any additional accessories.

TRY THIS

This style looks great in both curly and straight hair. The braid doesn’t have to sit at your hairline; try wearing it at the top of your head for a larger headband braid style, or curving it all around into a crowning braid.

Top : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Sophia Phan.

HOW TO GET IT ANGEL BRAID

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Hair clip
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

1). Using a brush, make a deep side part on one side of your hair.

2). Section off a 1- to 2-inch section of hair along your hairline. Clip the rest of your hair back out of the way.

3). Split the section in three and start to French braid. Instead of adding hair in on both sides of the braid, however, just add in hair from the front. This will add height and create the braid along your hairline, and allow the rest of your hair to sit neatly behind it.

4). Continue to braid down to your ear, adding hair from the front, then finish in a basic braid and secure the end with a hair elastic. Angle the braid back behind your ear and pin in place with bobby pins. Arrange your hair over the top of the end of the braid to hide it.

TOP TIP : If you have bangs, you may end up with layers poking out of the braid. To disguise them, put a bobby pin on the ends of the hair that’s sticking out and pin it behind and under the braid to hide them. If you have fine hair, you can lightly tease the top of your hair so that the end of the braid is hidden in your hair.

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