When it comes to low-maintenance hairstyles, nothing beats a braid. They are easy to do, look good even when messy, and are super convenient for when you want to leave your hair alone for a few days. As gorgeous as french braids are, though, sometimes you want to wear your hair in a style that's a little more fun and detailed. Considering the amount of time we've all been spending at home lately, now's as good a time as any to learn how to recreate something intricate — like a braided rose, for example.
The flower-inspired hairstyle has been taking over Instagram and Pinterest for some time, and even though it looks tricky it's actually easy to re-create, so long as you know how to do a simple braid or fishtail. Connecticut-based hairstylist Alison Valsmis is a master when it comes to the look, and she gave us a mini-tutorial on exactly how to do it. Read ahead for a breakdown of how to install the braided rose.