The Zoe Report

Throw Back Beauty: ’70s Beach Braids

how to braids

Here’s a little hair inspiration for the weekend, by way of the carefree ’70s. Great for keeping your loose strands off your face without committing to an up-do, its also so simple you don’t even need a mirror. Pair with a bikini or a bohemian dress and layered necklaces for an easygoing vibe.

Step by Step

how to braid hair

Step 1

Start with a middle part in air-dried or day-old hair that has more texture to hold the style in place. Spritz with a little dry shampoo or salt spray if necessary. 

how to braid hair

Step 2

On one side, skim a 2-inch wide section of hair from the top of your part starting at your hairline, leaving the rest of the hair underneath free to frame your face. Taking a large section from the hairline will make you look like a 5-year-old. 

Step 3

Make the braid relatively tight so you don't have to use a hair tie (which would defeat the relaxed vibe). Use a little hairspray to hold the braid together at the bottom. 

how to braid hair

Step 4

Repeat on the other side, making sure to use a similar amount of hair so that it looks balanced. 

how to braid hair

Step 5

Blend the end of the braids into your hair and finish with a spritz of salt spray. 


From Head To Toe

  • Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo

    Clean Freak Dry Shampoo


  • Romwe dress

    Strapped Shoulder Floral Print Dress



  • Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Spray

    Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray


  • Free People Necklace

    Double Layer Rosary Necklace

    Free People


You May Also Like

  • Get The Look From Rachel’s Spring 2015 Presentation

  • how to tie a headscarf

    Watch: How To Tie A Headscarf Without A Mirror

  • 5-step manicure

    Nail DIY: Meet The Mini-Cure