I’m always keeping an eye on the outfit trends emerging on the street style scene during fashion month, but I also look out for the beauty trends that are bubbling up among insiders. This season, there is one hair trend that is undeniably going viral among insiders: the double-band braid. I spotted the hairstyle everywhere from Copenhagen and New York to Milan and Paris, and it’s only been picking up steam among the fashion set.
The hairstyle is created by pulling hair back to the low part of the neck (either slicked back or parted in the middle), tying a simple braid, and then securing two hair bands—one at the end of the hair and another at the nape of the neck. Hence, the double-brand braid, as I’m calling it. Ahead, see how insiders are wearing the chic hairstyle and shop beauty essentials to try the look for yourself. I know I’ll be wearing it myself this fall.
One cool way to wear it: with hair ties in a contrasting color.
Insiders have been wearing the style low at the nape of their necks.
Add a serum to your hair to mimic this radiant shine.
Tina Kunakey is proving just how versatile this hairstyle is.
Here, see how to wear the double-band braid with a middle part.
Or instead, try it with slicked-back hair that is swept to the back.
Pernille Teisbaek is one of the fashion insiders helping to put this hairstyle on the map.
Shop beauty essentials to get the look:
Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics ($7)
Thick hair ties are an essential for the double-brand braid.
Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics ($4)
You can try matching them to your hair color.
Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics ($10)
Or opt for a different shade as a detail.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil ($28)
Use a styling oil to make hair super shiny.
Virtue Un-Frizz Cream ($40)
Or opt for a cream that will combat frizz if you hair flyaways.
Yves Durif Comb ($38)
Use a comb to define a middle part.
Maison Pearson Pocket Boar Bristle Brush ($140)
Then, brush back hair using a boar-brustle brush.
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray ($15)
Set the look using a strong hold hairspray.
R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil ($25)
Touch up your ends with a smoothing oil.
Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray ($22)
If you want to repeat the look the next day, use a restyling spray like this one from Oribe.
Next, discover the eight fall trends I'm 100% behind and how I'm wearing them.
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