<p>A model walks the runway during the Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 27, 2016</p>

Half-up hairstyle: ethereal braids from Paris Fashion Week

On Thursday, the Valentino presentation took place as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016, bringing all of the Italian label's signature ethereal charm to the runway once more. As always, the clothes were stunning, but we beauty-lovers couldn't tear our eyes away from the models' romantic half-up waves with loose braids.

Runway inspiration for real life

Whenever we're in need of a little hairstyle inspiration we look straight to the runway, where the looks are not only plentiful, but right on trend! This couldn't have been more true for the hairstyles at Valentino: the perfect pairing to a luminous, barely-there beauty look, this ultra-feminine hairstyle is a must try!

Get the Look

Step one

Starting with dry hair, spritz it generously with heat protection spray. Use a curling iron to create loose waves that start around ear-length and then allow them to cool.

Step two

Create a center part and then on the left side, use your thumb to section off the hair from just in front of your ear up to where your part ends. Smooth the hair back and then begin loosely braiding it just behind your ear. Keep braiding until you reach the end. Now, repeat on the opposite side.

Step three

Grab your two braids and cross them at the back of your head and secure them with bobby pins. Next, braid 4-5 random sections in your hair, starting below ear-length. For that perfectly tousled look, stop your braid and then continue it 4-5" down or begin a braid just a few inches from the ends.

Step four

Sweep back all of your hair and mist your entire style with strong hold, shine-enhancing hairspray. While the front is still wet, use your palms to smooth any flyaways and you're all set!

Top tip: Follow Valentino's lead and up the glamour with a pretty gold hair comb or crown!

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