When it comes to low-maintenance hairstyles, nothing beats a braid. They are easy to do, look good even when messy, and are super convenient for when you want to leave your hair alone for a few days. Gorgeous as french braids are, though, sometimes you want to wear your hair in a style that’s a little more fun and detailed, and considering the amount of time we’ve all been spending at home lately, now’s as good a time as any to learn how to recreate something intricate — like a braided rose, for example.
The flower-inspired hairstyle has been taking over Instagram and Pinterest for some time, and even though it looks tricky, it’s actually easy to recreate so long as you know how to do a simple braid or fishtail. Connecticut-based hairstylist Alison Valsamis is a master when it comes to the look, and she gave us a mini-tutorial on exactly how to do it. Read ahead for a breakdown of how to install the braided rose.