When Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, Folklore, fans were just as eager to copy her hairstyle as they were for new music. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
While everyone can’t get enough of the songs – digital writer Hollie Richardson is a particular fan of The 1, Exile and Peace (she couldn’t pick just one) – Swift’s hair has also been a talking point over the last 24 hours.
So, we turned to Adam Reed, UK editorial ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel, to talk us through the process step-by-step.
How to recreate Taylor Swift’s Folklore braided buns hairstyle
“You want to firstly start by creating a nice, soft texture to the hair. I would use salt spray on dry hair and work that through to give it a little bit of worn in texture with a hint of grip.”
“Then, split the hair very softly into two rough sections, making sure there are no strong lines. Aim for a loose centre-parting from the front of the hair line and carry it through to the nape.
“Next up, braid the hair loosely creating two three-strand braids and secure the ends with an elastic hair tie. Then simply twist the braids round and knot them. Use a pin, pushing it behind the bun, for extra hold.
“The key is to keep it soft, textured and worn in – you don’t want anything too neat and tidy with this look. Use a texturising product all over for a soft, romantic finish.”
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Main image: Beth Garrabrant