Romantic Braid Like Uma Thurman's
by Ning Chao
Published Mar 23, 2011
For a fresh twist on a casual low braid, celebrity hairstylist David Babaii gave actress Uma Thurman soft, face-framing curls for last night's Los Angeles premiere of "Ceremony." The effect is an elegant, dressed up braided hairstyle that's perfect for a date night! David Babaii shows Beautylish how to get the romantic braid here.
First, David prepared Uma's freshly washed and conditioned hair for styling by massaging a dime-size amount of Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to her hair. To ensure the product was evenly distributed from roots to ends, he combed it through using a wide-tooth comb.
Next, David used a blowdryer and a large round brush to dry Uma's hair, lifting the root area for added volume and bending the ends under for a smooth, rounded finish.
After drying all of Uma's hair, David applied extra Pequi Oil on his hands and gathered her hair with his fingers to braid it into a long, loose braid down the center of Uma's back. He secured the braid with a rubber band but left her shorter front layers free and loose.
To finish, David created soft loose curls with a 1 ½" curling iron by taking large sections of hair and wrapping then around the inside barrel (with the clamp open), holding for a few sections. Then he released the hair, alowing the curls to fall naturally.