The traditional braid gets a modern twist at the Matthew Williamson AW2013 show at London Fashion Week by TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe – the perfect look for weekend brunch or autumn weddings! Here’s how to get the look in 5 easy steps.

The Inspiration

English Country Coiffure

In an English country garden, the Matthew Williamson
girl dreams of exploring the cold climates of the north
and seeing the fabled northern lights glitter. This traditional
braid and softly sweeping fringe is loosely teased from
being caught on the rosebushes and undone with idly
thoughtful fingers.

‘Matthew’s clothes are always very beautiful and there’s a
lot of colour and embellishment in there. It’s so powerful that
the hair doesn’t need to distract, the style should be simple
and undone and appear effortlessly casually but beautiful,” says Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY International Artistic Director for
TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe.

1.Prep the hair by applying a tennis ball sized
amount of TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe
Prep Volume Plumping Mousse to damp hair.

2. Dry the hair through using the TONI&GUY Hair Meet
Wardrobe Compact Professional AC Dryer before
spraying TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Casual
Rough Texturiser deep into the roots and work in
with your fingers to add a little more dryness and give
a textured matte finish to the surface of the hair.

3. Take a side parting using your fingers so it isn’t too
perfect, too clean or too straight. Use your fingers
to pull the parted hair over to one side and bring
the hair down to the nape of the neck, section into
three thick strands and work into a wide plait, as
loose as possible down the middle of the back.

4. Take some pins and work them through the hair
on the side of the head to pin the loose strands.

5. To finish off this look you don’t want to load it
with hairspray, it should look as natural as possible.
TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Casual Flexible
Hold Hair Spray offers a light hold that will keep your
style in place but with a natural finish that still allows it
to move without being too fixed, stylised or separated.

What do you think of this modern day braid?