Thank you Demi Lovato for showing us yet another way to rock a braid! During day one of The X-Factor Denver auditions, Demi donned a messy updo featuring an on-trend braid. At first glance, this looks like a difficult hairdo to replicate by yourself, but it's actually pretty easy. Demi's X-Factor hairstylist, Ryan Trygstad, exclusively shared with Twist how to create this summer-perfect hairdo at home in just five simple steps.
- Pull your hair back into a high pony using a ponytail holder that matches your hair color.
- From the pony, take half of the hair and make several varying sized small braids including fishtails — some should be thick, others thinner. Secure with small clear elastics.
- Take each braid one by one and use bobby pins to secure them into a soft swoop shape on one side of your head.
- Using the ponytail hair (the non-braided part!) to make a messy loop using bobby pins to secure.
- Finish with hairspray.
Keep in mind: Don't worry if your final look isn't perfect, it's not supposed to be polished. "The entire look should have lots of texture and movement," Ryan explains. "Keep the ends of your hair soft and edgy."
Do you like Demi's hairstyle and are you going to try to DIY it? Let us know!