Nina Dobrev just debuted the coolest half braided hairstyle we’ve ever seen. The actress’ long brown hair was styled into tousled waves with a majorly volumized French braid at the center of her hair. Learn where you can get the look, or how you can try it for yourself.
Nina Dobrev is always playing with updo and braided styles that give us some serious hair envy. At the Los Angeles held Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Nina wore a pretty blue Badgley Mischka dress with a staple smokey eye and glossy lip. Her half up, half down braided hairstyle gave her look a bit of unexpected edge.
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It’s no surprise that Nina always has the coolest hair looks at every event, given that her pals Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee are the hairstylist duo behind Nine Zero One Salon and the new beauty lounge, 901Too.
Riawna was behind Nina’s braided style, calling the look a “unicorn braid” in the Instagram post she shared. To get the look for yourself, Riawna says the key is to dust a texturizing powder like Redken Powder Grip 03 at the center of your head where you want to create the braid. “That will give you the grit and grip to get the French braid textured and volumized to get more of a lift at the root,” she says on getting a bigger braid. Only braid to the crown of your head, before tying off with an elastic and wrapping a small section of hair around it to cover the hair tie.
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If creating the look for yourself sounds too complicated and you live in the LA area, you can stop by Riawna and Nikki’s 901Too salon to have a professional recreate the look with half off styling sessions available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm.
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— Marissa DeSantis