Beauty Launchpad Magazine

AUG 2019

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22 BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD AUGUST 2019 Trendsetters/ Rising Star When searching for braided inspo look no further than Michael Gray's dreamy boho creations. e London-based stylist takes classic plait favorites, such as the Dutch braid, and gives the looks unexpected twists by inserting elements like peekaboo infi nity strands or adding a pop of color with an accessory. Gray's page will be your new one-stop grid when searching to add a little something extra to a client's style for a wedding, prom and beyond. MICHAEL GRAY WEAVES PLAIT INSPO FROM ACROSS THE POND. —JB Knit Together MICHAEL GRAY + Lightly spritz setting spray onto hair and run a detangling brush through to evenly distribute product. + Rough-dry the setting spray into the hair to create structure. + Take a clean section of hair from the front of the temples to the crown to create an oval shape. Then, secure the sides out of the way with sectioning clips. + Separate the top oval section in half, from the forehead to the crown, to ensure two even sections. + Create two Dutch braids from the forehead to the crown, and fan out the braids for a fuller look. + Unclip the sides and smoothly join them with the two Dutch braids. + Secure the braids and loose hair into a ponytail using a hair tie, just below the crown. + Band the ponytail in half to create a loop and secure at the base of the ponytail with another hair tie. + Tease the hair to lend a fuller effect. + Create loose waves with a curling iron, and then add a scarf. + + + WHO: Michael Gray @michaelgrayhair # OF FOLLOWERS: 16.2k (at time of print) LOCATION: Freelance in London Michael Gray shares how to achieve this braided 'do. Å "I love the scarf that I used in this hairstyle, which is very summery and fresh," says stylist Michael Gray.

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