The NEW Side Braid
March 16, 2015
Voluminous Side Fishtail
A side braid is always my go to style when I don’t want to wear my hair down or in a standard ponytail. I love this look especially because it keeps the hair out of my face and it is a great transition from a day to night look.
Sticking with the braid trend, this hairstyle incorporates the fishtail braid technique from last week, but gives a completely different look.
Step By Step
1.) Begin by sectioning top half of hair and pin up. Back-comb, with a teasing brush, at the roots to add some extra lift and volume around the hairline. (This helps the hair appear fuller and gives a little more texture to the hairstyle).
2.) Directing top half of hair away from the face, secure at the back of the crown with a bobby pin. *Tip- if you are having trouble securing the hair with the bobby pin, spray some hairspray on the pin before placing it in the hair.
3.) Once you have the top half pinned off- pull the rest of the hair over to one side. Using the same technique as we did in the Dutch Fishtail Headband, split hair into two sections.
4.) Starting on the right section, grab a strand from the outer part and cross over to the left section. Repeat that on the left side. Continue this process all the way down the hair.
5.) Once you have completed the braid, begin to “stretch the braid”. Pulling from one side and then the other to make the braid appear larger and more dramatic.
6.) Secure braid with an elastic and a spritz with your favorite light hold hairspray! Mine is the Fave4 Texture Takeover Hairspray.
**Add a cute headband or hair accessory to switch this look from day to night!
Products used for this look:
Anti-Frizz: Pureology Radiance Amplifier
Hairspray: Fave4 Texture Takeover
Anti-Frizz: John Frieda Ease Shine Glossing Mist
Hairspray: Garnier Fructis Texture Tease