We love Megan's sleek braid hairstyle

We love Megan's sleek braid hairstyle

Megan Fox took her busy promo schedule to Sydney last week and that meant another fashionable look from the actress.

With her sporty-style dress and white heels, she paired it with a super sleek braided hairstyle that we definitely want to get on board with.

And it’s the perfect time to embrace the hair trend too, back-to-school inspired braids are ideal for this time of year.

At the AW14 shows, Chanel, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana all scored top marks with their take on beautiful braids, whilst Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, Laura Bailey and more have showed us how to pull off a plait on the red carpet.

Here, Daniel Hersheson stylist and LFW backstage regularl, Jordan Garrett, gives a step-by-step lesson to create the best of the best braids.

The pigtail fishtail

Make sure your hair isn’t super clean – a day or two old is perfect – and use dry shampoo on the roots so they are not flat to the scalp.

Using your fingers, create a middle parting through to the nape of the neck for two even sections.

Take the first section and split into two smaller sections. Take small pieces from the outside of each section and fold over the other half. The smaller the outside piece, the better the fish tail will look.

Repeat on the other side and tie each braid with a snagless band.

The undone side braid

Choose which side you want to wear your craid and, angling into the crown, gather the hair to one side using your fingers.

Take the three sections and braid backwards all the way down, tying with a band at the end.

Stretch out the tied plait with your fingers making it look thicker and pull out pieces to create imperfections that will really add to the finished look.

For extra length and thickness, try adding a hair piece such as the Hershesons Long Smooth Ponytail.

The carlam

The Carlam braid hairstyle

Create a middle parting and start the braid from the back of the head.

Carefully braid around like a halo until you meet the start of the plait. Hold in place using a pin.

Pull bits out to give a messy, undone finish.

If you’re struggling with this look, visit your nearest Hershesons Blow Dry Bar and choose the Carlam. Ask your Hershesons stylist to give you tips on how to create it at home. 

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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