Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

We all know that Olivia Palermo has some of the best hair in Hollywood, but her new style just in time for summer has us all swooning!

The classic French braid is perfect for those warm summer nights, a must-have for hiding greasy hair, and is ideal for windy weather. Use some of our favourite products below to create this easy look, just like Olivia.

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1. Comb through the hair, then run some hair mousse focusing on your roots. This is essential for taming any flyaways, and will keep the style in place all day long.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Senscience Volume Boost Intensif Firm Hold Mousse, $32.95

2. If your hair is damp, use a light serum on the ends. Not only will it make them look super-shiny, but will actually be easier to braid.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Moroccan Oil Original Treatment 125ml, $49.50

3. Start a braid at the very top of your scalp, but dividing hair into 3 even sections. As the braid gets bigger, you will need more hair to continue it down to the nape of the neck. If you need a little help with this step, use a small, hand-held mirror to see what you’re doing.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Mia Smooth Elastic Blond, $9.85

4. Secure the braid with a thin elastic at the end. If you want more of a lived-in look, pull at the length of the braid. To create more drama at the roots, tease hair outwards, then mist with setting spray.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

L’Oreal Professional Tecni Art Pli, $20

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