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If you’re looking for some new protective style inspo, pls feast your eyes on the braided cross buns making their debut on today’s episode of The Braid Up. The side braids! The curls! The full-on party in the back! Everything about this look is absolute fire. Stylist Claudia-Ann Arthur executed these “2 Cross Buns Braids” flawlessly—which honestly isn’t a surprise. She’s the creative genius behind some of my most favorite Braid Up looks of all time, including the iconic “Love On Top Bun”. But let’s focus on the now, shall we? Check out the video and tips below for making this style your own.
Keep your style in tip-top shape with these four tips:
1. Moisturize your scalp. How? Grab some argan oil or jojoba oil and gently massage it into your scalp every few days. Doing so will prevent flakiness and increase your hair health too.
2. Get creative with color. Don’t feel boxed into just one tone! As we head into autumn, weaving in some deep red or golden-toned braiding hair is a great way to spice up your style and lean into the season.
3. Lay those edges. Nothing ruins an epic baby hair moment faster than flakes. If you’re laying your edges, make sure you’re using a non-drying edge control product to get the job done.
4. Have fun with beads. Accessories (like the one’s featured on today’s look) are an easy way to elevate your style with minimal effort. I personally love browsing the shops on Etsy for different options.
Hair: In collaboration with Stasha Harris of Magic Fingers Studio
Makeup: Ashley Johnson
Videographer: Rob Mroczko
Production Assistant: Jay Aguirre
Director of Digital Series: Tara O’Connell
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