III Braid Low Chignon

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*Before you start any style, it is important you use the correct shampoo, conditioner and styling product to create a style that will be long lasting.  Ask your stylist what is best for you or you may leave me a comment.

1 - Divide your hair into four sections.  Back (below the ears), top mohawk and two sides.

2 - Ponytail the bottom section and backcomb from root to ends.  Brush through just the top surface to smooth (my personal favorite is the 

Aquage Smoothing Brush

).

3 - Twist the hair around loosely around the ponytail to create a bun.

4 - Place four bobby pins into the bun, in a cross pattern.  Do not open the bobby pins, just simply push directly into the hair.

5 - Create a three strand braid on top section until you're about 2-4 inches from the bottom.

6 - Pull the braid around to the right side of the bun and pin ends of braid into base of bun.  Again, do not open the bobby pin, just simply push directly into the hair.  To secure the section, take one more bobby pin and cross it over the first bobby pin to create an X.

7 - Create a three strand braid on the left section until you're about 2-4 inches from the bottom.  Be sure to over-direct the braid to the right of your head as you're braiding.

8 - Pull the braid around to the right side of the bun and pin ends of braid into base of bun.  Again, do not open the bobby pin, just simply push directly into the hair.  To secure the section, take one more bobby pin and cross it over the first bobby pin to create an X.

9 - Create a three strand braid on the right section until you're about 2-4 inches from the bottom.  Be sure to over-direct the braid to the left of your head as you're braiding.

10 - Pull the braid around to the left side of the bun and pin ends of braid into base of bun.  Again, do not open the bobby pin, just simply push directly into the hair.  To secure the section, take one more bobby pin and cross it over the first bobby pin to create an X.

11 - Finish your style off with 

Aquage Finishing Spray

 to give it a firm yet flexible hold.

Photography courtesy of Marcus Edwards of Sugar Mill Productions

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