Isn’t she lovely? Kerry Washington ditched her serious ‘Scandal’ hair for a romantic crown braid on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Jan. 29. We think this sweet style looked so good on her, and we’re breaking down her look below.
Kerry Washington, 37, definitely cleaned up her look from the mid-season premiere episode of Scandal! She looked so put together and whether you’ve got thick hair like Kerry or fine, thin strands, we’ve got just the tools you’ll need to recreate her gorgeous braid. Consider it handled!
Kerry Washington’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Hair — Gorgeous Crown Braid
Kerry’s romantic style is nothing new, but it’s back in a big way! The large crown braid was seen at fashion shows all over Paris Haute Couture Week, including the Valentino show.
This intricate updo was the perfect balance to Kerry’s look. Her makeup was equally romantic with rose colored lipstick and blush, and a subtle dark blue smokey eye.
Kerry’s Washington’s Crown Braid — Get The Look
One thing you’ll need when doing your own crown braid is plenty of bobby pins! But first, you’ll want to make sure that your hair is prepped to be able to hold your sleek braids. If you have thinner hair, you’ll want to give your strands a little added texture with a product like Alterna Bamboo Style Texturizing Body Boost Volumizing Liquid Powder. Use it on dry hair to make the braiding process easier.
If you have thick hair like Kerry, try using Carol’s Daughter Cupaucu Anti-Frizz Smooth Blowing Dry Cream. It works to block out frizz and give you your best blowout, so you can create braids that are long lasting and smooth.
This hairstyle is great for complimenting a nice evening look, but it also works as an amazing protective style! If you’re trying to limit your use of heat or decrease shedding from manipulation, a crown braid is the perfect go-to.
What do you think about her look, HollywoodLifers? Tell us in the comments below!
— Kindra Bailey