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#GetTheLook: How To Perfect the Fishtail Braid in 5 Minutes Flat

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Beautiful, romantic fishtail braids have been a trend du jour for awhile now. If you never got round to learning how to make one in your own hair, then we’re here to help. The braid may look intricate and intimidating for a hair styling novice but it’s actually so simple, with no heat and ho hair products required. From a casual lunch to a first date to even a big party, this versatile hairstyle will definitely add to your chic factor. Read on to know how to perfect the fishtail braid in a few simple steps. A few minutes is all you need to ace this ethereal look.


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You Will Need:


· A hairbrush


· Hair ties


(Yup, that’s all!)



Step 1: Split Your Hair Into Two Sections


Create a side part, brush out any tangles and take your mane over your shoulder onto one side. You may find it easier to gather your locks into a loose side ponytail at the nape with a hair tie which you can cut off at the end. Split all your hair in the ponytail into two equal sections (yup a fishtail only requires two unlike the three sections in a classic plait).



Step 2: Get Braiding


Using your index finger and your thumb, take a small piece of hair from the outer edge of one of the two sections, cross it over to the opposite section and blend it into that section. Refasten your grip on both sides to tighten the plait and repeat by taking a small section from the edge of the other side and bringing it across to the opposite section.


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Image: Marthastewart.com


 

Step 3: Keep Weaving


Continue following the process of overlapping small pieces of hair from either side all the way down your length. Make sure to maintain evenness by taking small sections of the same size (about half an inch wide).



Step 4: Finishing Touches


After weaving your hair till your ends, fasten the style in place with a thin hair tie. Snip off the elastic on the top and let a few tendrils loose in the front. Tease the braid by gently tugging on it to loosen the fishtail for that effortless, slept-in look.


How simple was that? Rock your no-sweat do for a flirty charm to your style.


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