How You Can Get Chrissy Teigen's Perfectly Messy Side Braid
Before hitting up the Waffle House with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over the Super Bowl weekend, Chrissy Teigen epitomized disheveled elegance, sporting a perfectly windswept braid while attending the NFL Honors with husband John Legend. Eager to DIY? Learn how to recreate the look with these tips from hairstylist Jen Atkin:
RELATED: The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2015 Super BowlBecause body and texture are key in achieving Teigen’s relaxed, lived-in vibe, Atkin first applied Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice ($46; nordstrom.com) and Sachajuan Sea Salt Spray ($28; birchbox.com) throughout the supermodel’s long tresses. Using a medium round brush, she then blew out Teigen’s strands, focusing on the roots for added volume, and working her way down to create a bend along the ends.
Once her hair was completely dry, Atkin misted Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42; oribe.com) and swept her hair to one side, creating a loose three strand braid over her shoulder. To get the fullness of Teigen’s plait, Atkin suggests using your fingers to gently pull at either side of the braid to give it width. After securing any loose pieces with French pins, she sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray ($23; moroccanoil.com) to set the style in place.