Get Alicia Vikander’s Mini Braids in 3 Simple Steps

Get Alicia Vikander’s mini braids in 3 simple steps

Get Alicia Vikander's mini braids in 3 simple steps

At Your Coffee Break we love a hairstyle that doesn’t take *too* much effort, we’re a busy bunch after all! Something glamorous, with minimal stress and risk is what we’re after. And we’ve just fallen in love with Alicia Vikander’s cute mini braids and pony hairstyle! The perfect up-do for holidays and hot temperatures, keeping your hair out of your face and neatly pinned up, but with cute braids for a carefree festival vibe. We love the effortless look she sported at the Met Gala, and it’s definitely one we’re going to be giving a go this weekend! There is supposedly going to be a heatwave in the UK after all, perfect timing? We think so!

Do you fancy recreating this chic look for yourself? The team at Mark Hill have given us the lowdown on how to channel Alicia’s hair getup in just three simple steps…

1. Prep the hair 

Preparation is key here if you want to pull of this look just like Alicia. Pump a few spritzes of the Mark Hill 10 in 1 wonder spray and leave to settle for a few minutes. This will ensure your hair looks fresh as can be!

2. Add perfect polish

Now before you start getting carried away and plunge straight into braiding, divide your hair into half and secure each strand with a hair band. Add a pea size amount of perfect polish and run through your hair. This product has a non-greasy and lightweight texture and will ensure your braids come out just perfectly, reduce frizz and look ultra smooth. Well perhaps with a little practice too!

3. Finish with hairspray

Once you’ve completed your boho chic braids, and scooped your hair up into a ponytail, finishing it off with hairspray is key! The Mark Hill Freeze hold hairspray will ensure your ‘do is kept in tact all day and night as to avoid any hair disasters! Et voila, your new favourite summertime hairstyle is complete, see, we told you it doesn’t take much!

Will you be creating a hairstyle similar to Alicia Vikander’s this summer?

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Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.