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Master the Fishtail Braid – Catwalk of Words
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Master the Fishtail Braid

July 23, 2014
ASILIO knit from THE GRADUATION, WITCHERY skirt, RUBI SHOES fedora. 

 

 

I’ve always had a strange fear when it came to tackling the fishtail braid. Normal braids- piece of cake. Plaits & twists- too easy! But the fishtail was always a ‘do that I steered clear of. Last week I spent the day at the Hair Hairhouse Australia studio. After prepping my locks with a deep condition we went for super sleek, high shine tresses. To blow-wave my hair, the key is to work with really small sections, starting at the nape of my neck and working up towards the crown of my head. Alrite, onto the all-important fishtail braid. Let’s take a closer look at how to master the trend at home… 

Why I Now Love It

The fishtail technique is the braids edgy sister. Perfect for styling out a bad hair day or giving your everyday look a twist. 

How To Nail It

A fishtail plait only requires two sections (not three, like the classic braid). Once your hair is divided, pull out half-inch sections from the outer edge of either side. Cross the smaller sections to the opposite side. Don’t worry if your layers fall out of the plait because that’s what gives your hair the pretty, effortless feel. Repeat the crossover step until you reach the end of your hair, then secure with a firm elastic. Mist with hairspray for added shine and hold. 

Good luck! 
Alice x


Photography Ashli Templer 
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Catwalk of Words chronicles the life of Alice McGenniss-Destro, a Melbourne-based writer and content creator.
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