My favorite part of any Awards show, is to look at all the gorgeous gowns and hairstyles the celebrities are rocking (lol). One that especially caught my eye at this year’s Emmy Awards is Sophie Turner’s glamorous braid. From the front her hair appeared down, but from the back you could see a braid starting at a lower point and showing off soft waves. And I won’t lie, I love her new blonde as well! Which gave me all the more reason to recreate this hairstyle 😉 No matter your hair color, if you want to rock a simple braid in a very stylish way, this is the way to do it. And the best part? It’s really easy.

How to get Sophie Turner’s Emmys 2016 hairstyle

The braid itself is anything but complicated. The key to achieving this look is proper hair prep 🙂 I recommend a curling wand for this, but before you even think about plugging it in, be sure to ALWAYS protect your hair from the heat. There are a few products I have been using lately, but one that I always seem to circle back to is the Bumble and bumble hairdresser’s invisible oil heat/UV protective primer. I use it in wet hair. Apart from protecting your hair from heat, it also works as a leave in conditioner and detangle spray, without being too heavy and weighing down your hair.  If your hair has a tendency to be very flat, you can also use some dry texture spray or hair powder at the roots to help give it a lift. Now that your hair is protected, let’s move on to the tutorial.

Emmys 2016

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Part your hair in the middle, then section off a horizontal layer at the bottom and clip the rest of the hair out of the way.
  2. Divide this section into several vertical ones and curl each of them by wrapping them around the wand in the direction away from your face. The curls don’t have to be too tight, especially at the bottom. You should adjust the size of your sections to the size of your wand and the thickness of your hair (generally the thicker the hair and the bigger the wand, the smaller the sections should be).
  3. Keep moving upwards, dividing the hair and curling it in sections until you get all the way to the top.
  4. Make sure the front pieces framing your face have a looser wave, so take a bigger section and wrap it around the wand. As soon as you release the curl, pinch it with your fingers, pull it down and hold it for a while before the hair has a chance to cool down.
  5. After the hair cools down, brush through it with a paddle brush. Tease the hair in your crown area gently with either a teasing comb or a teasing brush.
  6. If you  have shorter hair like me, now is the time to clip in extensions before moving on to the next step.
  7.  Gather your hair loosely to the back, divide it into 3 strands and braid a normal braid down by crossing the outer strands over the middle one. Stop along the way to pull out some pieces in the back, to loosen them up gently. Secure the braid with an elastic or a leather tie.

You can also watch the video here:

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See you next time lovely! As always, happy hairstyling! 🙂


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