DIVA DISH: Who Braided Best (Mel vs Marlena)

DIVA DISH: Who Braided Best (Mel vs Marlena)

So braids…

…they are officially EVERYWHERE with no signs of going ANYWHERE ANYTIME soon. 

The longevity is kind of shocking — and in keeping with nail art and ombré hair, they’re no longer a trend but instead just another way to change things up.

So we tried our DIVA hands at ’em.

Mel and Marlena’s hands to be exact.

Starting with a simple side rope braid as THE WARMUP.

Mel created a chic rope pony and Marlena twirled a romantic rope half-up number.

Both completed the task with proficiency and skill. 

So we upped the ante with a little FRIENDLY COMPETITION.

A freestyle braid-off, if you will.

The looks were challenging and things definitely got heated.

Mel crafted a multi-braid side chignon showcasing her long layers and drawing the eye to her neck and jawline. Marlena threaded a sporty fishtail with a high-pony base that had tons of movement and highlighted her hot haircolor.

I’d ask Who Braided Best — but it’s pretty obvi they’re both #winning. Loving these looks so much!

#BRAIDBABES

XOLC

Lauren Cosenza - Beauty Expert and Makeup Artist

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6 Comments

  1. Marlena Sirois

    Laughing thinking about me trying to NOT laugh during these shots. #RIP to my short-lived modeling career </3

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  2. 04rc5uj7ctd7k

    Laughing thinking about me trying to NOT laugh during these shots. #RIP to my short-lived modeling career </3

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  3. Lauren Cosenza

    Of all the 754875245184570281394389 shots we took, you are pretty much either total stone-face (I Will Not Laugh I Will Not Laugh I Will Not Laugh) or sinister smirking (I May Be About To Crack Up In T-Minus-10-Seconds So PLEASE Get The Shot). 

    #SUPERMODEL #BLUESTEEL #ILOVEIT

    xoLC

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  4. 0l74c157n4yjg

    If only these photos showed the arm workout we got while attempting these braids ….

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  5. Melanie Ngo

    If only these photos showed the arm workout we got while attempting these braids ….

    Reply
  6. Lauren Cosenza

    WORD!! Braids are serious business. 

    xoLC

    Reply

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