How To by Kota Suizu

Kota Suizu has been styling the children of our photoshoots now for the past few months. After watching him create numerous amazing hair styles, without so much as a furrowed brow from his tiny clients, we had to find out how he does it.

“Practice,” says Kota with an all knowing smile, as we coyly interview him he is braiding mini-model Cocona’s hair into an amazing French style plait for the final shot of our Dior shoot, “this is a great style, especially for little girls, “he says, “it is easy to do, you don’t need any hair products at all, and it is tidy, cute and classic…plus it keeps their hair away from the face!”

Kota has worked on everything from kidswear shoots for us, to music videos, advertising campaigns and shows in London Fashion Week. His past clients include Ben Sherman, Nike, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Tim Soar, Poltock and Walsh….so he clearly knows what he is doing.

Here’s how to get Cocona’s look:

Centre part the hair (for more of a girly look)

Plait each side all across the face-line, over the hem-line, to the centre of the back of the head so that the two plaits meet together

Continue plaiting the sections to the very end of the hair, then tie the tips with small elastics (preferably see through ones!)

Twist the two plaits around eachother then pin them in a bun using a U-pin


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