No More Basic Braids, Add “Braid Chains” to Your Look

Look out for “Braid Chains” as they make their debut in 2017. This look was first spotted on the 2017 SAG Awards red carpet, where The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby wore a braided updo with a tangle of silver chains elegantly woven through it. The look was created by hairstylist and OG Marie Claire Image Maker Adir Aberel, who used a silver chain piece from his new metal hair accessories line- a collaboration with Sara Bieler Sasson of Lelet NY.

“A chain can be worked into any type of braid,” explains Abergel. “For the SAG Awards, I wove the silver chain into Vanessa’s textured and deconstructed braid. I wanted to create a duality in textures with the soft romantic braid and edgy and sleek chain.”

The chain that Abergel designed is attached to a comb, which makes it easier to secure in the hair. To really keep the hold, he suggests backcombing the part of the hair where you’re going to insert it. “I designed this piece specifically so that it could work with different lengths and be incorporated into any hairstyle,” he explains.

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