Hilary Duff Hairstyles adorable style incorporates a leather strip, adding a little something extra to a standard braid. To duplicate her look, begin by roughing up hair with fingers or misting with a product like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to create lots of texture. Next, sweep tresses to one side and divide into three equal sections. Then place the upper end of a leather strip or a ribbon under the middle section, just above the ear. Hilary Duff Hairstyles Secure the strip or ribbon with a hair elastic close to the scalp and begin braiding very loosely at the point where the hair elastic begins. Any strands that fall out can be pulled back and secured with bobby pins behind the ear. When braiding is complete, secure ends with a hair elastic and wrap any excess leather strip or ribbon around it.