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Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial

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September 12, 2018

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Even though Summer is coming to a close soon, festival season isn’t quite over. In fact, there are two music festivals here in Vegas happening next week alone— Life is Beautiful and iHeartRadio, which both have killer lineups! Ya’ll know I’ve been on a braiding kick lately, so I’m here with one last festival hairstyle for you to wear to finish off a fun summer in style.

Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed Beauty

This is one of my favorite braided hairstyles to wear for an edgy look. The braids give a faux side shave look, wearing the rest of my hair down to show off my latest festival hair color. Since it’s cooling off a bit, I can get away with wearing most of my hair down but the braids to help keep some hair out of my face while I’m dancing to my favorite artists.

Speaking of festival hair color, if you’re rocking a bold shade you’ll want to keep it vibrant all weekend! Since I’ve colored my hair purple, washing my hair is even more of a drag because it fades my color with each rinse. But if you choose the right products, you can help maintain your color better so that it’s ready to show off in all your Instagram photos of the festival. I’ve been sharing some of my fave color maintenance products recently, and here’s a new drugstore option for ya: the Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner!

Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed Beauty

This system was especially created for color-treated hair, and helps keep your color vibrant for up to 40 washes! It gently cleanses while nourishing and smoothing for a gorgeous shiny finish. Just in time for the end of festival season, you can grab these and other hair must-haves from CVS on sale and get rewarded! Spend $15 on participating TRESemme, Suave, Dove and Nexxus Hair Care products and receive $5 extra bucks rewards from 9/9-9/15. (Offers valid 9/9-9/15. ExtraBucks® Rewards offer limit of ONE (1) per household with card.)

Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed Beauty

Keep reading for the braided hair tutorial, and have fun at your upcoming festival!

Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed Beauty
STEPS:

  1. Create an extremely deep side part— about an inch and a half up from your ear. Clip the rest of your hair aside and out of the way.
  2. Start a dutch-style braid with the hair under the part. This is like french braiding, where you incorporate more hair as you go, but you’re pulling the strands under the middle instead of over. Try to keep the braid parallel to the part, then tie off with an elastic once you get to where your head starts curving back.
  3. Create another side part about an inch away from the first one, and repeat step 2.
  4. Use bobby pins to secure the elastics close to the scalp.
  5. Comb the back half of your hair back to fall over the elastics. Use Dove Style + Care Compressed Extra Hold Hairspray to keep everything in place without the stiffness. This can is skinny and lightweight, so you can even throw it in your backpack for touchups.

Music Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed BeautyMusic Festival Side Braids Hair Tutorial: Faux Side Shave with Braids | Slashed Beauty

Whether or not you’re headed to a music festival, be sure to stock up on your favorites from TRESemme, Suave, Dove and Nexxus Hair at CVS during the promotion. See what’s new on their site.

How are you spending your last weekend of summer?

15 Responses

  1. Jess Scull
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    I’m loving this look! You are the queen of braids!

  2. Cassie Tucker
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    I LOVE side braids and the ones you did look soooo pretty, especially with your hair color!

  3. Ehmkay Nails
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    So envious of these braids. I can’t do fancy braids at all.

  4. 25 Sweetpeas
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    Thats a cuper cute look on you!

  5. Bekah W
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    I think the pop of color makes the braids even more fun! Love this look.

  6. My Nail Polish Obsession
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    Your braids look great! I am so bad at hair, I feel bad for my daughter. She’s stuck with a lame pony tail.

  7. Kristi V BeginNails
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    This is adorable! I can’t braid my own hair for the life of me. French braids have always been an un-reachable goal. I need to teach my husband. LOL

  8. Jen Walker
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    Cute hairstyle and perfect for festival season! I hope you’re enjoying them this week!!

  9. MarciaF
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    Love the purple and it’s great to find a reasonably priced set of haircare items. I am always impressed with your styling ability.

  10. PolishandPaws
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    Very cute style! I am always looking for the best products to keep my fantasy hair color bold and bright.

  11. Krystal E
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    Dove for color treated hair?! I’m in! Love your braids

  12. Claudia Materdomini
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    I really wish I could braid like this. I am HIGHLY uncoordinated when it comes to braids….and my poor daughter will suffer from having really bad braids growing up! LOL

  13. Keely’s Nails
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    That looks great with your purple hair! And thanks for explaining a Dutch braid – I didn’t know the difference!

  14. Jessica Holoka
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    I’m absolutely loving this look! Should be super easy to do with my medium length hair! Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Never Say Die Beauty
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    Very cute ‘do! That’s amazing that you can do it on yourself

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