Join us as Instructor Gary Baker shares his backstage advice on how to replicate one of the creative beauty looks that stole the spotlight on the runway at New York Fashion Week: the Chinese Staircase Braid. During this class, you will learn the timeless techniques to perfect the snatched style and textured braid, and the tricks of the trade for ensuring the look has a runway-ready, bold swing. Grab your EXPANDA Volume, U:DRY High Dry Shampoo and GO365 Hairspray and get ready to style-it.

  • Tools Used

    UNITE Styling brush
    UNITE Blowdryer w/nozzle
    UNITE Teasing brush
    UNITE Classic clips
    Fabric Elastic
    Tail comb
    Hair pins
    UNITE Flat iron

  • Products Used

    LIQUID Volume
    EXPANDA Volume
    GO365 Hairspray
    U:DRY High


Gary Baker

Creative Director

Londonite Gary Baker is an award-winning, internationally recognized session stylist, educator, and platform artist. His impressive career spans more than three decades, during which he has established himself technically and creatively in the art of hair on set, backstage, and behind the chair working with A-list celebrity clientele such as the royal family. He applies his experience and knowledge of the industry to his role as Creative Director for UNITE Hair. Gary can be found in the studio/academy sharing his inspiring and innovative techniques, working on brand campaigns and traveling the world creating show-stopping looks at Fashion Week.