Get The Look: Liv Tyler’s Front To Back French Braid

Liv Tyler at the GO International Designer Collective Launch in New York on March 10.
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It wasn’t that we didn’t like the shaven-head look made popular by singer/model Cassie back in 2009. It was just that EVERYBODY was biting the style. The novelty of it all sort of wore off, ya know? Today though, Cassie might be the lone celeb still taking an electric shaver to the side of her head (per the new Wiz Khalifa video “Roll Up”). But that doesn’t mean the appeal is dead and gone. We recently scooped the models at the Charlotte Ronson runway presentation during New York Fashion Week wearing their strands slicked and braided to one side. Then, Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth were spotted last week ON THE SAME DAY wearing the faux shave. While Kate’s plait was easy to detect (we’ll tell you why, below), Liv had us fooled for a split second. #goodgirlgoesbad

Get the Look (without the commitment):
STEP 1 With a rattail comb, make a 2- to 4-inch part—from the front of your hairline to the nape of your neck—on one side of your head.
STEP 2 Clip the larger section of hair, so that it’s out of your way while you braid.
STEP 3 Starting at the front of your hairline, french braid the hair below the part. The tighter the braid, the more believable the faux-shave. Braid until you reach the nape of your neck.
STEP 4 Tie off the braid with an elastic that matches your hair hue.
STEP 5 Unclip the rest of your hair and style as usual.

Liv Tyler and Kate Bosworth on March 10, Cassie on Sept. 10, 2010.
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