Hairstyles come and go, but braids are rarely far off the radar. Variations on the braid made their way into the list of 2013 hairstyles, with the spring 2014 shows carrying on the trend.

The longevity of the braid can be attributed to the fact that it’s very accessible to women all over the world. Its flexibility gives us room to be creative and it can be worn for almost any occasion. In Diesel Black Gold’s spring / summer 2014 show, the classic french braid was given a more chic and urban look by Redken’s Guido Palau. Chic yet feminine, the braid seen on the show was a mix of sleek with a beach-like feel.

Recreating this urban french braid doesn’t require much effort. Check out the very easy steps right after the break.

sporty french braid

How to: Diesel Black Gold’s sporty french braid

Diesel Black Gold urban chic french braids

To get the beach-like feel of this look, you’ll have to work with damp hair. Apply some anti-frizz product on it like Redken’s Outshine 01 anti-frizz polishing milk to help you in styling your hair.
Starting at the crown of your head (the very top part) take a about a 1-inch to 1 1/2-inch section of hair and divide it into three parts. Start french braiding your hair with these 3 sections. To get the messy look, slightly twist the partitions of your hair as you braid.

Diesel Gold Black urban chic french braids

Continue working on your french braid until you’re done with all your hair.

Diesel Gold Black urban chic french braids

Secure the braid with and elastic and then conceal it with a leather ribbon / strap for an urban sporty-chic touch.

Diesel Gold Black urban chic french braids

Once you’ve finished the braid, loosed up some strands on the hairline area for a slightly softer and more undone finish.

Diesel Gold Black urban chic french braid

Braids are one of the best go-to looks when you don’t know what to do with your hair. This hairstyle is just one of the many ways you can wear them. From fishtail to milk maid braids you can check more braided and plaited hairstyles out here.

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