We love Blake’s new ‘do – even if it WAS modelled after a tree branch


Blake Lively never fails to impress in the hair stakes, and her latest look is no different.

The actress shared with us one of the most beautiful hairstyles we have EVER seen… and she was only going on a bloomin' hike. 

Blake sported a gorgeous knotted braid for her morning workout, the result of a spontaneous concoction by her hair stylist while out on a hike. 

Blake is currently in Australia filming her upcoming movie The Shallows, and it turns out the area's natural beauty was what inspired her new look.

Speaking to Refinery 29, Blake's hairstylist Rod Ortega described how the spontaneous hairstyle was created. 

"It was impromptu! We were on this really beautiful cliff, with all these gorgeous leaves and branches, and thought, what if we create that with hair?"

And create it they did. 

The gorgeous braid looks complicated but Rod described it as a french braid with a knot added between every rotation. 

To try to recreate the look at home, start by separating the hair into three sections. Then create a literal knot in the hair before starting a french braid. Recreate the knot in the centre after every section of the braid. 

Sounds easy! 

A word to the wise though, it definitely does help when you have perhaps the most beautiful head of hair on the planet. 


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