We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women monthly deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.

Katia Beauchamp is not just one of Birchbox‘s co-founders, she’s also a certified hair genius. She’s especially good at braiding, which is great for us since a) it’s a big trend right now and b) she can help us test drive tons of cool new styles. We got Katia to demonstrate her skills, in the form of a very pretty braided updo, for this video, and we promise it’s not complicated. Sure, it might require watching the clip a couple times to get it down, but the best part of this style: it’s supposed to be messy!

Related posts from Birchbox:

The New Pigtails: They’re back — but this time they’re sophisticated

D.I.Y. Bridal Hair

Four Easy Tips for Shinier Hair

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