Get the look: Made In Chelsea's Ashley James' gorgeous chunky hair braid

Published Thursday, Aug 22 2013, 07:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Made In Chelsea's Ashley James knows a ticket to the One Direction premiere calls for a super-special hairdo!

The reality star followed in the footsteps of Bella Thorne by sporting a cute boho side braid ahead of the 1D film screening in London on Tuesday night (20 August).

Ashley James at Tatiana Hair Extensions London 20 August

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Ashley James Tatiana Hair Extensions, London, 20 August

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

But it wasn't until we saw the back of her 'do that we totally fell in love.

One word - wow!

Ashley James Tatiana Hair Extensions 20 August London

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Ashley James Tatiana Hair Extensions hair braid August 20

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Ashley's gorgeous barnet came courtesy of Tatiana Hair Extensions salon in London, who clipped in a hair piece for added oomph.

But if you don't have a pro hairdresser on hand, here's how to get the look at home:

1. The first step is to prep your hair with dry shampoo (try VO5 Refresh Me Quick Dry Shampoo, £3.59). Spray this all over to give your bonce a bit of texture.

2. Now for the tricky part! Take all of your hair over one shoulder, then on the opposite side of your head, split your hair into three sections. Begin to braid along the bottom of your head, grabbing new sections of hair as you go, just like you would a French braid. Don't worry about being too neat.

3. Keep braiding your hair all the way around your head, then continue down the lengths until you reach the tips.

4. Lastly, fix your plait with a hair band the same colour as your hair. If you're feeling fancy, take a small piece of hair from the tail of your braid and wrap around the band to conceal, before tucking into the band to fix in place.

OK, so this look will definitely take a bit of practice. But master it and you'll have the prettiest tresses ever!

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