Copy Erika Jayne’s Hair Hack to Transform Your ‘Do in 10 Minutes
It’s easy to get into a basic routine when it comes to your hair. Wearing it down or just throwing it up for the sake of time can quickly become our go-to’s, but sometimes, all we need is a little inspo to dial it up. Whether we’re gawking at the latest dope hairstyle at Coachella (FYI, it’s the snake braid) or flipping over the high ponytails that are dominating Insta, we’re taking a few tips from our fave celebs for our summer beauty needs. Introducing the latest trend in celeb tresses — the mohawk braid.
The micro-mohawk braid is here just in time to spice up your style. “This is the cool way to wear your hair during the summer heat without having to worry about your bangs, shorter top layers, or overpowering your face,” celebrity hairstylist Castillo Bataille, who created Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s style, says.
This trendy ‘do — perfect for a warm weather soirée or a sweaty spin class, TBH — has also been spotted on Olivia Culpo, Jamie Chung, Lucy Hale, and Serayah McNeill, to name a few. Here’s how to achieve the mini mohawk in just three totally do-able steps.
“I like to start this look with a gritty salt spray like OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray ($8) for grip and texture,” Bataille, who also works with Priyanka Chopra and Halle Berry, says. After you’ve spritzed your tresses, split your hair down the middle. Then, measure about one inch out from each side of your center part to create your main braid section.
Now, get creative with your braid. Style a French, 3D, or even a fishtail until you reach the back of your head. “For this style, I like to stop where the head begins to curve down,” he adds. Secure your micro mohawk braid with a small, clear elastic band, creating a little ponytail.
Finally, pull all of your hair up into a sleek, high ponytail, or leave it down in a halfie like McNeill is sporting.
Finish with a few sprays of hairspray and you’re all set. All eyes will be on your mini mohawk, and you’ll be left with your locks out of your face and a totally fuss-free style.
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