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Jennifer Velez
May 11, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

Behold the chicest solution to spring’s muggy weather: Olivia Palermo’s voluminous, windswept braid. Instead of fighting your flyaways, you can use them to your advantage like the star. Here’s how hairstylist Lacy Redway created the look.

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First, Redway prepped Palermo’s hair with an application of Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Gel ($18; from roots to ends to pump up the volume before blow-drying. Since clean hair can often be too sleek and slippery to braid, the pro then rough-dried the star’s strands, which offered texture and grip while also adding to the lived-in feel.

“I then started off with a [three strand] French braid, and once I got to the middle of the braid, I finished off with a four strand braid to add a little more pizzazz,” she tells InStyle. She secured the end with an elastic and finished off with a spritz of Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hairspray ($25; to lock the style in place.

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