Break convention with your braided hairstyle. Get an ultra-edgy look by partnering bohemian waves with a perfectly placed plait to create a unicorn braid. Style points are to be won with braids, and this look is no different. The perfect look for summer, rock a cool and creative plait hairstyle wherever your sunshine adventures take you.
Get the ultimate unicorn braid with the help of ghd. Create movement through your lengths using the ghd curve® classic curl tong, giving you curled hair with one-stroke styling – prep your locks with ghd root lift spray to give you long-lasting curls and heat protection too.
Go your own way with your work hairstyles this season, with a half up braided do. Scream uniqueness by creating a unicorn braid – simply follow this ghd hair braid tutorial.
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Here’s how to do a unicorn braid
1. Prep hair with root lift spray
2. Crimp all hair
3. Lightly brush hair
4. Take section on parting, 1 inch either side
5. Take small section at front split in 3
6. Pass inner strand of hair over middle strand
7. Pass outer strand of hair over the middle strand
8. On second pass, add extra hair into inner and outer strands
9. Continue steps 9, 10 and 11 to the crown
10. Pull on the braid to add volume
11. Section hair ear to ear
12. Point curling tong above hair
13. Twist wrap hair away from face
14. Repeat step 13
15. Move to other side of head and repeat
16. Repeat step 15
17. Smooth waves with paddle brush
step one: Prep hair with root lift product
For the perfect base to braid from, prep the hair with ghd root lift spray.
step two: Crimp all hair
Working in sections, crimp the whole head from root to tip using the ghd contour®.
TIP: Crimping the hair first will add extra volume to finer hair.
step four: Take section on parting, 1 inch either side
Take a section of hair along the parting, approximately an inch on either side.
step five: Take small section at front split in 3
To create a French braid for your unicorn plait, start with a small section at the front and split into three.
step six: Pass inner strand of hair over middle strand
Take the inner strand of hair and pass it over the middle strand.
step seven: Pass outer strand of hair over the middle strand
Then take the outer strand and pass it over the middle strand.
step eight: On second pass, add extra hair into inner and outer strands
On the second pass, start to add a small amount of hair and then pass over the middle strand.
step nine: Continue steps 9, 10 and 11 to the crown
Continue this technique until you reach the crown, continually adding hair and passing over each time. Tie with a clear elastic.
step ten: Pull on the braid to add volume
To add volume to your unicorn, gently pull the braid.
step eleven: Section hair ear to ear
Take a section from ear to ear at the bottom of the head.
step thirteen: Twist wrap hair away from face
Directed away from the face, twist wrap the hair around the barrel of the tong and hold for 5-8 seconds.
step fourteen: Repeat step 13
Continue using the same technique to the back of the head, ensuring the barrel is above the hair and curling away from the face.
step fifteen: Move to other side of head and repeat
On the opposite side of the head, starting again from the front, twist wrap and curl the hair away from the face.
step sixteen: Repeat step 15
Continue same technique throughout the hair, always with the barrel above the hair and curling away from the face.