How to Get Rooney Mara’s Golden Globes Braid in 5 Minutes Flat

Now that the Golden Globes are over, it’s time to start thinking about how we can hack the best hair + beauty looks from the red carpet for ourselves! One of the coolest ‘dos we spotted last night was on Rooney Mara. She rocked a braid-in-a-braid (a braid-ception of sorts, if you will) style. While this style looks pretty complex, if you break it down step-by-step, it’s actually super simple and a great option for the gal who wants a modern style without a ton of fuss. Here’s how you can get Rooney Mara’s Golden Globes braid in six easy steps, staring Rooney Mara’s twin (aka our Commerce Marketing Associate, Sarah!).

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PREP THE LOOK: GET SUPER SLEEK HAIR

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This look is all about being super sleek, so use a hairspray with a firm hold or spray wax to spritz your roots down so that you’ll achieve that wet finish look. This is one of the few times that crunchy hairspray hair is actually acceptable!

STEP 1: SECTION + TIE OFF

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Section your hair into two clean sections by using a rat tail comb. Create a part from ear-to-ear, angling it slightly upward as you create the half-circle part.  Tie off the top section with a small elastic that blends into your hair.

STEP 2: BEGIN TO BRAID

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Start braiding your hair with the ponytail you just created. Instead of crossing each piece on top of the other, create an underneath braid, crossing each piece underneath the other. Secure the braid when you reach the end of your ponytail with a small elastic.

STEP 3: PANCAKE THAT BRAID

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