Braid of the Day: How to DIY Kim Kardashian's Teased Side Braid in 3 Easy Steps


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Last night at the 2012 Angel Ball in NYC, Kimye stood out as one of the best dressed duos in attendance—shocked, anyone?

Kanye West ditched his V-necks and sneaks for a well-pressed suit, sleek leather loafers, and a black bow tie. Kan's fashion project, er, girlfriend Kim Kardashian also opted for elegance by trading in her bralette top and see-through skirt for a cleavage-bearing, thigh-high-slitted dress. (C'mon she still had to show a little skin, right?)

Either way, 32-years-old suits the reality star, who just celebrated her birthday on Sunday, well. Check out Kimye's full look:


We're not exactly sure how we feel about the billowy sleeves, but we do know one thing as fact—Kimmie's messy braid is super-chic. Love it, too? Here's how you can steal her hairstyle:



Step 1: To get your hair large and in charge like Kardashian's, you'll need to run some voluminizing powder through your strands. We adore Not Your Mother's Girl Powder Voluminizing Hair Powder ($6 at Ulta.com). Just shake a small amount of the powder onto dry hair and roots, then lift and tousle it through for instant volume.

Step 2: Now that your hair is prepped, use a small teasing comb to fluff your strands as big as possible. Brush them back just a smidge, and begin to braid—letting pieces fall out as you go along.

Step 3: Finish off the style with an itty-bitty elastic and a spritz of aerosol hairspray, which will lock the look in place without making it moppy and wet. Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray ($17 at Soap.com) offers amazing hold and doesn't weigh your hair down.

There you have it! Will you be giving Kim Kardashian's messy braid a try? And what do you think about Kimye's Angel Ball ensemble—love or loathe? Sound off in the comments below!
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