A LFW Step by Step: The Rope Braid Luxe with Joana Neves

As yet another iconic London Fashion Week draws to a close, Joana Neves, Editorial Hair Director for Alterna Europe, demonstrates all the latest trends fresh from the runway…   

You will need

Tools and Products

ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray


Hair slides

Hair thread

Gold hair clip x2

Clear hair bands

Step 1

Working to a centre parting, use a small hair slide to secure the hair on both sides above the ear. Lightly spray the ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray evenly across the roots and top section of the hair.

Step 2

Brush out the hair and secure the lower sections behind the ear with hair slides. Gather hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair thread. Cut any remaining ends of the hair thread.

Step 3

Place a circular gold hair clip around the hair thread to create a unique finish. Next, separate the ponytail into two sections, securing at the ends with clear hair bands.

Step 4

It’s time to rope braid. Take each separate section of your ponytail and braid them over one another to create your simple, yet flawless braid.

Step 5

Once braided, leave a small 2/3cm end section at the bottom of the braid. Secure the style with a clear hair band.

Step 6

To create the relaxed feel, slightly loosen your rope braid at the crossover sections, to add texture and a little volume. Lightly spray the braid with ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray to secure the style. Finish the look with a small gold hair clip!

Joana Neves for Alterna Europe