A Step-By-Step guide to creating the prettiest modern braid

Have the cooler, drier, and often annoyingly static days of winter been leaving you less-than-inspired when it comes to your hairstyle? Don’t despair!

Read on for our very FIRST blog post and step-by-step guide from our beauty partners at La Biosthetique; offering YOU some inspiration of #FAITH #LOVE #HOPE for your hair and beyond…

At Paris Fashion Week, La Biosthétique was asked to create the hair look for Talbot Runhof’s fashion debut. Here’s the inside scoop on this much-loved duo and their #FAITHLOVEHOPE collection. Discover the inspiration behind these fresh styles.

beauty partners at La Biosthetique

The clothes:
Paying homage to a German tradition

On point, independent and exquisite: The new #FAITHLOVEHOPE collection of Munich fashion designer duo Talbot Runhof paid homage to this rich tradition. Once the heart of German fashion for festive occasions, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof revived a centuries-old identity to make it the focus of the fashion world, and presented the costume as inspiration for their new collection full of faith, love and hope.

The Venue and guests

Talbot Runhof chose the location of its show for its sophistication, tradition and modernity. In the time-honoured Lycée Henri IV, the elite school near the Sorbonne. The Lycée ranks among the most renowned grammar schools in France. Graduates include the current President of France Emmanuel Macron, as well as the filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff and many world-famous philosophers such as Michel Foucault and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Photographers and TV crews waited for the guests of the Munich designer duo Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof to arrive. They were not disappointed. Talbot Runhof ranks among the world’s most renowned designers, and their collections are loved by top models such as Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, singers such as Selena Gomez and Lady GaGa, and Hollywood stars Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, and Kristen Stewart. On this day, too, the front row was packed with celebrities, influencers and the elite of the fashion press who eagerly awaited the new designs for the autumn-winter season

The hair:
Inspired by costumes, with a modern twist

Transferring the philosophy of the new collection to the looks of the Talbot Runhof models was once again the task of La Biosthétique International Creative Director Alexander Dinter and his team.

A reinterpretation of traditional braid styles in the modern, undone look completed the overall concept of the fashion designers. The look was based on a rough, frizzy hair texture. Instead of braiding the hair, it was loosely knotted at the back of the head. The result was a modern braid style that looks girly and slightly messy.

How to create the Prettiest Modern Braid Step-by-step

Step 1

1. Make a side parting on the side the hair naturally falls

Step 2

2. Apply Fixateur Mousse to the roots and lengths

Step 3

3. The hair is prepared and loosely knotted into a braid. The look doesn’t need to be completely tidy – you can have some unruly strands.

Step 4

4. Finally, tie the end of the braid into a bow, and finish with Formule Laque Fine.

…and blow-dry the hair with a diffuser to create movement. Beach Effect Styling Spray adds more structure and texture to the lengths.

Content and photographs courtesy of La Biosthetique Paris

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