PREP IT: Mist a texturizing spray like Kérastase V.I.P., $37, on dry hair. Section hair into two parts from ear to ear: one upper half, one lower half. Divide upper half down the middle in two. Braid all three sections. LOOSEN IT: After fastening each braid with clear elastics, use fingers to gently pull the edges a little. This will create a soft, lived-in effect. Work slowly to keep braids from unraveling. KNOT IT: Tie top two braids into a loop just your neck.