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Four easy braids to try for fall

Braids look ultra-feminine this season when paired against the oversize knits and chunky turtlenecks of fall. Load your hair up with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume Magic Volume Powder or let the windier weather work its magic to give your plaits a bit of texture. Get ready to master the season’s best braids.

Undone Classic Braid

Juxtapose a sophisticated braid with a care-free vibe in this updated version of the classic braid. Blow dry your hair after applying Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume Mousse and a few pumps of Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair 11-in-1 Leave In. You’ll need a mixture of the two products to create both lift at the roots and all over shine. Once your hair is dry, tease the crown, smooth over it with a comb, and gather the top section into a half-up ponytail. Twist the ponytail into a loose knot and let the tail hang. Starting at the nape of your neck, weave the bottom section of hair into a classic braid and secure it with an elastic. Pin the tail of the chignon into the braid with a bobby pin and then pull at the sides of the braid to give it a messy, undone feel.

Accent Fishtail Braid

A skinny fishtail adds a cool texture to a rough ponytail, and you don't need a ton of length to pull it off, making it a perfect second-day hairstyle. Take a 1” section of your hair and fishtail it. Slide a bobby pin through the end to keep it in place. Then, pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail with your fingers and secure it with an elastic. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail, and secure with another bobby pin. Top it off with an all-over spritz of Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine Hair Spray.

Dutch Pigtails

This spin on boxer braids is both casual and edgy. Start by smoothing Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair 11-in-1 Leave In throughout your hair to tame your split ends and add shine. Part your hair all the way down the middle with a wide-tooth comb. Start a Dutch braid on one side, going all the way back to the nape of your neck. Secure it with an elastic. Repeat the braid on the other side. Finish by taking a strand of hair from each pigtail and wrapping it around the base, securing with a bobby pin.

Loose and Low Braid

This look is a combination of messy with a touch of structure. Start with a smooth blowout, parting your hair on the side. Sweep your hair over the shoulder with more hair and back-comb the crown. Then loosely begin weaving a three-section braid by your ear. Pull in sections haphazardly and switch up the size of each section. When you reach the end, stick a bobby pin vertically into the last of the braid's crisscrosses. Add in a few more throughout the rest of the braid. Tease the ends and finish with an all-over spritz of Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine Hair Spray.

Fall means clothes like heavier knits and layers for cooler temperatures, and braids are the perfect accessory for the season. Stock up on all your favorite products from the Schwarzkopf ULTIME lines and get ready to rock those braids for fall.