Brood’s Braided Bonnet:
Brood designer Serkan Sarier took his inspiration for the label’s Fall 2013 collection from a surprising place: Traditional Amish clothing—with a New York twist, of course! Duffy’s accompanying hairstyle resembled a bonnet, with twists and braids circling round the head to create a dramatic updo.
This one is a little involved, so you may need the help of someone who’s good with French braids and twists to accomplish it. Here’s how to get the look:
1. Start by spraying hair liberally with Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($39, oribe.com) from the roots to the ends. Then part your hair down the middle from front to back to create two sections.
2. Take a two-inch section of hair from the front of both sides of your head, starting from the part and going all the way to the ears. Separate this section from the rest of your hair.
3. French braid your hair loosely to the scalp from the center part down to each ear. Fishtail the ends. Let the braids hand in front of your head during the next step.
4. For the remaining hair, start at the front and take a half-inch section of hair in your hand. Hold it vertically out from your head; then twist the hair back on itself as if you’re making a small French twist with the ends of the hair pointing down. Pin the twist at the top so it lies flat to the head. The ends should hang out of the twist at the bottom.
5. Take the ends from the first twist and add them to the next section of hair. Continue making twists that wrap around the crown of your head and meet at the part in the center.
6. Repeat with the twists on the other side of the head, again making them meet in the middle. Twist any loose ends into the back of the hair and pin them in.
7. Remember those braids you left hanging? Take them from the front and rough them up a little, pulling on the strands to loosen it up. Then bring them around your head so they cover your eyes. Tie them together at the nap of your neck with an elastic; then tuck the ends of the hair in and pin them out of sight.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.