Get the Look – French Braids

Summer is upon us and that means: fields, beaches and hair issues. Whilst I love the idea of beachy waves, we all know that the heat soon takes over and you end up wrapping your,  promptly frizzy do up into a bun, wishing you’d done it in the first place.

Let’s be honest, holiday hair is a pain, so we’re taking inspiration from Kylie Jenner at Coachella, who’s rainbow-hued french braids are bound to be a big hit this summer.

It’s a look that works whatever the weather, or your hair type and is a surefire way of exuding laidback cool.

We asked the amazing hair stylist and friend of Blush, Lee Stafford how to get the look.

The inspiration:


Get the Look:

Award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford says: “Braids are so on trend right now thanks to the likes of Lily Aldridge and the Kardashians, they are a great style that can make any outfit look a bit more put together and glam. Once you get the hang of them they are really easy to do but you will need a little practise to get it right.

lee stafford sea salt spray how to

Start by spritzing your hair with some Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray (£7.99, Boots) to add a bit of texture and grit which will help when you come to braiding. Then part your hair all the way down the back of the head into two sections.

On one side of the head part the hair into three sections at the front and cross the sections over one another adding more hair as you go, securing with an elastic at the bottom.

lee stafford hold tight har spray how to french braid

Repeat on the other side and finish with some Hold Tight Hairspray (£5.99, Boots) to keep your braids in place all day. You can wear this look anyway you want, it can be a single braid down the back, two at the side with the ends pulled into a bun… it really is up to you but it’s such cool and edgy look and I love it!”


Jamila x


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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