September 2014

DIY: How to Get the Hottest Braided Hairstyles Spotted on Celebs and their Kids


The fishtail braid: More complex than your average braid, but very intricate looking and a celeb- fave. This speaks to that sort of “intentionally messy” look that we’re seeing everywhere. The beauty of the fishtail braid is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, and it still looks great!

What you’ll need:
-Wide-tooth comb
-Ponytail holders

Step 1: Start with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted) and use your wide-tooth comb to detangle hair.
Step 2: Divide the hair into two equal sections at the nape of the neck. If you’re a beginner, try starting with a ponytail, placing the elastic at the nape of the neck. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections, right and left.
Step 3: Hold the right section with your right hand. Using your left hand, gather a skinny (about 1/8 inch wide) strand of hair from the outside of the left section and cross it over to the inside of the right section, now holding that section with your right hand. You should now have two sections again; the left (missing that strand of hair), and the right with the strand you just incorporated. Pull the braid taut.
Step 4: Now hold the left section in your hand. Use your right hand to pick up a skinny strand of hair from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the inside of the left section, now holding that section with your left hand. Again, you’re left with two sections. Pull taut.
Step 5: Continue picking up small sections from the outside of one section and joining them to the inside of the other. Once you get into a groove, it’s easy! When you reach the end, secure the braid with a ponytail holder.

Excerpted from Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls Hair
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