This summer, we are a fan of all things braided for hairstyles. This one in particular is great for any situation – summer party, summer wedding (can you tell we are loving this for summer?).
NOTE: We suggest using clear elastics for a discreet look.
Step 1: Blow dry and straighten your hair. For a beachy look, add curls and waves.
Step 2: Take two sections above each ear and twist them backward.
Step 3: Once the two sections meet, secure the two strands with an elastic.
Step 4: Create a fishtail braid with the hair from the two twisted sections. To make sure the braid stays put, use a thin hair elastic at the end. (If you need a fishtail braid tutorial, follow these instructions.) Remove the first elastic.
Step 5: Spritz a shine spray and hairspray so your style lasts all night.
Blake Lively’s Chic Sidebraid Is A Hot Look For This Holiday Season
We don’t know about you but we LOVE Blake Lively’s effortlessly chic messy sidebraid hairstyle. We are so enamored with the look, in fact, that we sought out our resident Beauty Place stylist and asked her “How do we get the look?!” Here, her advice on how to achieve the of-the-moment hairstyle yourself.
1. You want to build up texture by prepping hair with a texturizing spray, such as CHI Infra Dual Texture Hairspray.
2. Then you want to create extra body and bounce by drying your hair with a diffuser. We like the CHI Rocket Professional Hairdryer.
3. Use your fingers to rake your hair to one side and create two ponytails by fastening both the top and the bottom with elastic bands.
Fishtail braids are quite stylish these days. When I see them, I think they look pretty simple to do…if I could only see the technique done at least once. Well, I finally saw it! And of course, I’m going to share the “how-to” with you!