What do our favorite celebrities like Bella Hadid, Laura Harrier, Jessica Alba, and Emily Ratajkowski all have in common? Jennifer Yepez—aka one of the most sought-after hairstylists in the industry right now who also happens to be the absolute master of waves, braids, and lustrously healthy hair.
Yepez (like quite a few of us) has been spending more time at home recently, and since she hasn’t been able to work hands-on with her normal A-list clientele, we asked her to go Live on our Instagram to demonstrate easy, treatment-infused braids and how to transform said braids into a shiny, healthy, lived-in waves.
Forgot to tune in? Fear not. We took detailed notes and plenty of screenshots so you can still get in on some fun, at-home hair exploration. Of course, Yepez shared during the tutorial that she’s been doing hair for years (she used to braid her friends’ and family members’ strands out on her stoop in New York growing up), so it might take a few tries to truly master her technique.
We suggest pouring a glass, turning on your favorite playlist, and digging in. As Yepez points out, even if you can’t quite master the braids and they’re a little less perfect than you’d like, you’ll still get an amazing hair treatment out of the deal, and you’ll still be able to get the lived-in waves her famous clients like Bella Hadid and EmRata have made famous. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know.