You love the Veronica Lake waves actresses such as Jessica Alba and Jessica Chastain sport on the red carpet, but you just can’t get over a dreamy braid crown, either (especially when temps rise to the 90s). Jenny Balding, styling and grooming expert at Cutler/Redken Salons, says to combine the two. She shows us how to create a modern version of the popular retro trend by adding an oh-so-now braid to the mix. “It’s rock ’n’ roll with the braid,” says Balding. “And it’s a way of getting the hair off your neck without having to do an updo.” Bring on the outdoor weddings.
Click through for Balding’s step-by-step instructions: