Half-up fishtail braid tutorial for long hair

/ 12.17.2014
Half-up fishtail braids
Half-up fishtail braids

If, like us, you love half-up hairstyles and the many different ways there are to wear them, we recommend you try this simple fishtail braid look for long hair. It's chic yet understated which makes it an especially versatile 'do that can be worn anywhere. To find out how to recreate it, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with dry hair, spray Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray throughout, then straighten it in sections with a flat iron. Make sure you apply the heatspray evenly as it will protect your hair from heat damage.

Step 2
Next, place all of your hair back behind your shoulders, then section off a medium-sized piece on either side of your face.

Step 3
Fishtail braid each section separately and secure them with small ties at the ends. When the braids are complete, gently pull them out slightly with your fingers to loosen them.

Step 4
Bring the two braids together at the back and secure them with a third elastic placed slightly above the other two, then remove the ties you used to secure the separate braids.

Step 5
Banish flyaways and add shine to your finished style with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray and you're all set!

Read more: To brush up on your braiding skills, take a look at our easy-to-follow instructions for getting the fishtail technique just right.

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