by April Franzino
- First things first. If you're starting with wet hair, work a blob of mousse (we love Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, $28) through strands and rough-dry with fingers, says Jeanie Syfu, the Tresemme stylist who created the milkmaid effect for Rebecca Minkoff's spring runway. Your hair's already dry? Aim a few shots of dry shampoo, such as Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Weightless Dry Shampoo, $3, at roots to boost staying power.
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- The actual braids. Make a center part, divide hair into two low ponytails and tie behind ears with neutral elastics. Tease ponies for fullness; braid; tie ends. Wrap braids over crown, forming a "headband," then pin to head. Short hair? Cross and pin braids at nape.
- Spray it down. Set with a hefty spritz ofRead More »from A Great Hairstyle for Bad Weather