How to get Kate Bosworth's grungy, chic center braid

3 Ways to Braid Your Hair

By: She's In The Glow

No one does festival style better than Kate Bosworth. This is just a fact. Kate is one of my favorite sources of beauty inspiration, off and on the festival circuit, because she is always trying something different, whether it's a whimsical braid, a variety of bold lip colors and even pastel painted hair. Kate also introduced to me to one of my favorite fragrances, Gypsy Water, and is the face of skincare brand SK-II. Her beauty situation is always SPOT ON.

Kate nailed it this past weekend at Coachella, of course. Her half up half down grungy chic hair payed homage to the 90s and is super easy to do at home. Kate's very own stylist Bridget Brager explains how to get the look, which is surprisingly the easiest thing EVER. And – BONUS – it actually requires that you start on second day hair. This style is so perfect for spring and the best excuse to shampoo less.


"The inspiration for Kate's festival hair was a nod to the 90′s half up half down, grunge chic, slept in hair with a twist (or a braid!)."


"Starting on second day dry hair, take a small section (no larger than the width of the tip of your ring finger) of hair where you would normally have a center part. This section should end at the crown of your head, just before your head starts to curve.

Once this section is created, begin to make a cornrow braid towards your forehead. Finish the braid where your hairline stops on your forehead and make two sections by splitting the third strand of the braid. To secure the braid, use a small bobby pin. Push the pin up the middle of the braid as flat to the head as possible. Split the lengths of the hair around the face to create framing.

Next, spray [Serge Normant 'Meta Revive' Dry Shampoo] to lengths of hair for added texture. Then gather hair starting from the top of the ears back in to a half up half down knot. Secure with a clear elastic band. Let any pieces around the face fall down to tuck behind the ears.

Finish the look using [Sachajuan Light & Flexible Hairspray]."

Click through for how to get a quick and easy, 5 minute braided bun look:

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How to get Kate Bosworth's grungy, chic center braid

This hairstyle can look good nice and sleek, or a little messy. It makes it even more reason to have this as one of your go to hairstyles on busy days. The messy look isn’t a bad thing at all! Embrace it!

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First off, braid a section on the side of your head. Do a french braid that is about 2-3 inches wide and french braid it to your ear. Finish off the braid to the ends after you get to the ear. Next, pancake the braid. You do this by putting an elastic in the bottom of the braid and holding the braid down by the elastic with one hand while you gently tug at each of the sections of the braid. It makes the braid look fat, full, and fabulous!

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Pull your hair back (including the braid) into a low ponytail and before you pull your hair all the way through the last loop of the ponytail, don’t pull it all the way through. Leave a bubble on the bottom and have the ends of your hair facing up. All of this seems pretty normal, except for that random piece of hair that you see in the picture, right? Well, before you pull your hair into the ponytail, grab a section that is about 3 inches wide on the opposite side of your braid and have it stay outside of your ponytail.

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Take the top pieces that were sticking up and tuck them back into the ponytail holder so that it looks like you have two smaller buns stacked on top of each other.

(Photo: Girl Loves Glam)

Braid the extra hair that you left out of the ponytail.

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Pull the braid between the buns and bobby pin on each side. to secure it into place. Try stuffing the end of the braid into the bun somewhere and pin that into place too.

(Photo: Girl Loves Glam)

You can leave the hairstyle super messy like it was, but I did choose to take a few of the pieces underneath that were super wild and pin them up under the bun to hid them so they weren’t as wild.

(Photo: Girl Loves Glam)


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