The Secret to Emily Blunt’s Casual and Pretty Half-Up Braid 

Now that the seasonal cool-off is in full effect, chances are you’re trying to figure out how to spend more time feelin’ cozy and less time fussing with your hair. It’s science. That being said, in order to spend more time cuddled up in the A.M. and less time styling, you gotta have some looks in your back pocket. Enter Emily Blunt. The actress stepped out on Sunday, October 21, for an A Quiet Place event with her husband John Krasinski wearing the perfect low-key half-up French braid with undone waves – and before they ventured out they showed off the hair look we will all be copying ASAP on her hairstylist’s Sarah Potempa’s Instagram feed.

But not only did Potempa bless us with the cute picture of the couple (Krasinski can be seen peeking into the shot from the left side), we also have the exact steps she used to create the look for the Devil Wears Prada actress. First, Potempa started by creating a braid with the first couple of strands as a classic French braid (weaving in strands of hair from both above and below), but as the plait continued she only took extra pieces from the top to weave back into the hair twist. Once the half-up look was secured she moved on to the low-key beachy waves that are the subject of our envy.

To start, she applied The Beachwaver Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray to prevent any heat damage. Then, Potempa took her trusty Beachwaver Pro 1” and wrapped the hair around the barrel with care to leave the ends out for a more undone vibe. Then, once Blunt’s tresses were waved to satisfaction, Potempa brushed them through with a touch more hairspray to give the bends a more relaxed look. And there you have it, a look that works whether you’re rocking a slip dress or a comfy sweater — either way you will look chic.

Into a fancier aesthetic? See how Emma Stone wore a delicate celestial hairpiece in her lob at the London International Film Festival here!

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