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11 February 2019
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

Another Fashion Week is here and if you’re anything like us, you’re looking out for a stunning runway-ready ‘do you can recreate at home. When it comes to runway looks we love to wear on date nights, all eyes are on Guido Palau, Redken Global Creative Director and master stylist . Palau is our go-to stylist for the most iconic runway mane transformations, from ‘80s-inspired pompadours to cobalt blue mermaid hair.

If you’re looking to color your mane a crazy hue, you’re going to love his latest creation from the Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2019 Show. The stylist crafted long braided hair on each of the models. The ulta-long, three-strand braid is meant to be a more dramatic take on a simple braided hairstyle.

At Tory’s show, a normal length braid didn’t feel enough...Adding the hair extensions and making it super long gives it a futuristic feel, but there is still a classic-ness to it. Tory is all about classics with a twist.

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Obsessed with the look? Luckily, achieving long braided hair at home is super simple. Below, we break down Palau’s step-by-step guide to take the style from runway to real life.

How to get Guido Palau’s Long Braided Hair.

For this hairstyle, you’ll need to begin with freshly shampooed hair. Palau recommends using the Redken All Soft Shampoo. The argan oil enriched shampoo formula promotes softness for dry, brittle hair and leaves your hair soft, manageable, and shiny. Be sure to follow the shampoo with the All Soft Conditioner. Apply a dime size amount of Redken Satinwear 04 throughout your hair while it’s still damp for a silky, frizz-free blow dry.

Add a few clip-in extensions to the back of your head to create the look of super long hair. Work in the Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 from your mid-lengths to ends for mild, reworkable hold.

Divide all of the hair into three even sections. Craft a three-strand braid by crossing the left segment over the middle, then doing the same with the segment on the right. Repeat these steps until you reach your ends. Tie off your long braid with a clear hair elastic. Complete your look with a few spritzes of Redken Forceful 23 Super-Strength Hairspray. This anti-frizz strong hold hair finishing hairspray gives hair ultimate strength, lasting lift, shape memory, and frizz-free shine.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect hairstyle to wear for girls night out or a stunning date night look, you’re going to want to give these super long braids a try!

Looking for more expert styling tips? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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