Model Gizele Oliveira’s Messy Side Braid Is Everything

Victoria Moorhouse

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We’re giving Gizele Oliveira a big shout out for giving us what could be the world’s easiest messy braid. The model posted a pic from a Forever21 campaign, wearing her long brunette locks in a tousled braid draped over her shoulder. Basically, it’s falling apart in all the right places.

Copying it is as simple as pulling your hair to the side and creating a loose three-strand braid. For once, you want your face-framing layers to fall out, so lay off the hairspray and opt for a texture paste instead. It wouldn’t hurt to curl a few pieces with a wand before starting the plait either, so that those loose layers do what you want them to do. A wide-brim hat will finish it off, and as an added bonus, it will work in some sun protection.

Bonus: It’ll take all of three minutes to complete, and if you need a way to get the hair off your neck in this unbearable heat, this is it.