Whip That Fishtail Braid Back & Forth

April 9, 2011 § 4 Comments

Last year, every girl I knew (including myself) sported the infamous and iconic Lauren Conrad aka “LC” side braid for Spring & Summer. This year, I’ve noticed the fishtail braid (also known as the herringbone braid) popping up everywhere and even making a splash on the red carpet. This is definitely something fun to try out if you’re looking forward to something new for your ‘do.

Images from Google

HOW TO GET THE LOOK

1. Part your hair into two.
2. Start the braid by holding the right section with your right hand, and using your left hand, pick up one-eighth inch of hair from the outside section and cross it over to the inside of the right section.
3. Repeat the same procedure on the other side. This time, hold the left section in your left hand. Use your right hand to pick up one-eight of hair from the outside section and cross it over to the inside of the left section.
4. Continue picking up small section and crossing them over until you’ve reached the ends of your hair.
5. Secure with an elastic band.

You can wear the fishtail braid more polished and sleek for formal settings or a bit messier for a day at the beach, depending how tightly you pull on the braid. I haven’t mastered it quite yet (two attempts, and then I gave up ‘cus I got hungry) but hopefully I will by the time summer hits. Let me know (or take a snapshot of your braid and send!) if you’re able to do it!

LOOK OUT for the fishtail braid,
Sellina

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