Sunday, 31 July 2011

How To: Nicole Richie's Flirty French-to-Fishtail Braids

No one can rock boho-chic better than Nicole Richie! I'm always trying to in-cooperate her style in to my own, with fringed bags, loose flowy clothes, wavy/ beachy hair and  light make-up. Sadly, that is as far as I can go. Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie are the two celebs whose style I adore. If I had to choose, I'd lean a little more towards Nicole, because her look is a little more effortless.

She attended Ella Moss's 10-year anniversary celebration and look stunning. I'm in love with her entire outfit. I love the sleeves on her maxi dress.  She always wears the coolest-looking braids, and at the event, she showed off yet another impressive, plaited look. What makes Nicole's textured version so hip is that it starts out as French braids at the top and flows down into fishtails toward the ends. 

I YouTubed her braid and learnt how to do it. If you want re-create her hair style, here's a quick and simple way to do it. 

  • Start by applying a mattifying, texture-enhancing cream, I just use my Toni&Guy anti-frizz or L'oreal Studio Line Curl Power Mousse to damp strands. Blow-dry the hair with your fingers for a tousled effect.

    • After parting hair down the middle, French braid one side beginning about an inch-and-a-half down the part. (You could create a single side braid.)

      • Once you've French-braided the hair about an inch or two past the ear, now start your fishtail braid (you can learn how to make one here). Repeat on the other side of the part. Tip: to keep the style looking perfectly imperfect, you can always alternate the thickness of the strands woven into the braids.

      FYI: Designers have been obsessed with this hair style as well. It's been a staple at the Resort 2011 Fashion Shows.

      Do you love Bohemian style as much as I do? Is this braid something you're going to try out?



      1. I think I'm going to try this tomorrow ^^ I have hair to my belly button, so I love having it braided and out of my face :D thanks so much for sharing ^^

      2. Oh I love her style!! I can't wait until my hair is long enough to do this!

      3. I love her style too!!!! thanks for stopping by following you now!!!! :)...the braids are super cute!
        Chari T (deep fried stilettos)x

      4. @Michelle: You definitely should try this! Even though, I dont have long hair but yes, I do manage to braid it like this! With long hair, it will look even more amazing I'm sure!:)
        @prettyinthedesert: You can do it with short hair too! Give it a try!;)
        @Chari T: Thanks! Much appreciated!:)

      5. Great post! thanks for sharing <3