Kim Kardashian's Hairstylist Shows You How To Recreate Her Long Braid From Paris Fashion Week

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Braids are a huge hair trend right now, according to celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton. And he would know! He styled Kim Kardashian's super long braid look for Paris Fashion Week:

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Chris also showed off a similar look he did for Kylie Jenner recently on his Instagram:

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"Braids are really in fashion right now. They're longer than ever," Chris says. "The braid has become the new ponytail."

So, what's the trick to getting the long braid look when you don't actually have hair that long? The celeb hairstylist reveals his secret, using our viewer Nikita as a model.

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Step 1: Start with a sleek low ponytail

Chris started by putting NIkita's hair into a sleek low ponytail, then adding a clip-in ponytail extension to make her hair look even thicker before braiding it. "I added a ponytail piece so you can see it in a little bit more drama. You don't have to use a ponytail piece though," he says. "The idea is that you've got a simple, tight braid. Nice and sleek and nice and small."

Step 2: Use a fabric wrap to accentuate the braid

"The detail with this is and what made it really different is actually the wrap," Chris says. The fabric wrap comes sticky, so you can wrap it around the base of your ponytail and it will stick in place above the braid, he explains.

"Add a few accessories to the ponytail or your braids — it makes a big difference. The best bit is the fact that it's inexpensive. You can go from work to nighttime and it makes it look like you put a lot of effort in," the hairstylist says.

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