Kerry Washington has been upping the beauty game all year and her first appearances after giving birth to her second child just two months ago have been nothing short of amazing. Case in point: her wet look fishtail braid for the Critics’ Choice awards were everything!
The Scandal actress teamed with her longtime hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew to create the edgy “rock and roll” look. “I decided to style her hair in a messy side braid with certain pieces of her hair falling all around on an angle,” said Takisha who said she was inspired by Kerry’s sheer dress. “I wanted the hair to be young and fresh.”
To get the look, Takisha first shampooed and conditioned her hair with Neutrogena’s anti residue shampoo and triple moisture recovery mask. Takisha left a small amount of the conditioner in to soften the texture and achieve a wet look and shine.
Once prepped, she French braided Kerry’s hair along the right side in the nape area and then braided it around to the left side and finished off with a fish bone messy braid. “I kept the hair on the right side falling in her face to give it a sexy feel,” said Takisha. She added drama by pulling out pieces of hair along the perimeter to create the angled look. Perfection!
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