This years spring catwalks and celebrity haristyles are all about adding a creative twist to the pretty plaits and braids. Instead of a traditional plait, fishtail braids have quickly become the hairstylists go-to look. Original & Mineral offers a few tips on how to weave in and out of the latest hair trend.
“The fishtale braid looks elaborate and time-consuming, but it's actually incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair,” says O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin. “The fishtail braid can be really versatile, you can wear it in a ponytail, to the side, or you can just do little sections of it on your head. There are so many options!”
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“To build the right foundation for the braid apply O&M’s Rootalicious to dry hair,” says Janelle,” Then brush the locks with a flat broad head brush to give it floaty texture. Next, gather the hair to one side and create a volumized side fishtail braid, maintaining the same dimensions from top to bottom.
To add rough texture to the braid, Janelle suggests teasing the braid and applying K-Gravel and Surf Bomb to give the illusion of a non-styled, gritty hair do.
“One of my favorite backstage tricks can easily tie the whole look together,” laughs Janelle, "Instead of using a rubber band or elastic hair tie, use electric cable ties. They lock strands in place by giving it a tighter grip and are actually a lot less damaging to hair.”
[Photos courtesy of Daniel Tyson at BPCM]