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Easy holiday hairstyle: whimsical fishtail braid tutorial

/ 12.22.2014
Fishtail braid
Fishtail braid

If you're looking for a last-minute hairstyle fix for the holidays, a whimsical fishtail braid is a great option. Anyone with long hair can achieve the look, and it's pretty enough to go with any outfit you could possibly want to team it with.

To find out how to perfect the look, just follow the tutorial below!

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with dry hair, brush it through to detangle, then define a part on your favorite side and spray it with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray. This will give you extra grip while braiding.

Step 2
Gather your hair over the opposite shoulder to the side your part is on, then tie it into a loose side pony. The elastic will keep the hair together while you braid it, but don't secure it too tightly as you'll need to remove it later on.

Step 3
Split your hair into two halves. Take a small piece of hair from the outside of the lefthand section and join it to the inside of the righthand section. Then, take a small piece from the outside of the righthand section and join it to the inside of the lefthand section.

Step 4
Repeat step three until you've fishtail braided all the way down the length of your hair, then secure at the ends with a small tie.

Step 5
Remove the hair tie at the top and gently loosen the braid by pulling it outward. Then, complete the look with another mist of Fine Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold. That's it!

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