Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Video Tutorial: Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid looks so chic! It has quickly become my favourite braid because not only does it get me so many compliments it looks effortless and stylish. Who doesn't like that, right? I usually asked someone to braid it for me though. Recently Lauren Conrad, did a video tutorial on it and I thought I'd share it. Her hair stylist Kristin Ess gives one of her favourite secret tricks on how to make a perfect fishtail braid. According to her even the most uncoordinated person (like me) will be able to make one after watching the tutorial. It's a big promise right? Well, I've certainly been practising and I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Tools: 2 clear elastics, scissors, patience.
For a smoother braid, brush your hair out first. For a messier braid, leave the natural texture and separate the hair with your fingers.
Create a ponytail using a clear elastic.
Split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Take a piece from the first side and pass it to the 2nd side.
Next take a piece from the 2nd side and pass it back to the 1st side
Once you’ve finished your braid, go in with your scissors and CAREFULLY cut the clear elastic at the top.
Optional: gently pull on the pieces to loosen it up if you wish!

I hope this helps :)

Courtesy: Thebeautydepartment.com


  1. absolutely loved it! thanks for sharing :) shall be trying it now

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