Everyone is rocking fishtail side braids! They are flirty and fun and best of all, look best when they are a bit messy!
I know what you are thinking… they are way too advanced for me! I promise that’s just simply not the case. Fishtail braiding is EASIER than french braiding. Would I lie?
As always, Lauren Conrad provides a great tutorial on how to do it…
After you are done with the braid, you should gently tug on the strands to get them even and increase the “un-done” look.
When we went to the On the Run Concert, my friend, Katie, rocked a fierce and flawless side fishtail braid. See what I mean? It took less than five minutes.
The next week I saw a whole spread in InStyle magazine talking about the trend. I took a picture of the page and sent it to Katie to show her how hip she was (and didn’t even know it!)
Reading that it’s cool in a magazine must make it true. I am all about easy, quick, and stylish looks. And the side fishtail braid has it all!
As you know, I follow the blog The Beauty Department. They do truly excellent tutorials. I saw this one: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2013/11/rodarte-fall-2013-braid-tutorial/
This tutorial is great. I tried it myself on my friend Mallory’s hair. The tutorial looks long ONLY because its super detailed.
Here’s my take on it.
I started by braiding Mall’s hair in two braids into a half
Then I braided it down the end so that the whole piece was braided.
Then I took a piece from under the cross-section of the braid and wrapped into a little bun and secured it with three bobby pins.
And BAM, five minute hair is DONE! It looks pretty awesome considering it literally took me less than five minutes.
I think I got pretty close to the inspiration look and didn’t tax myself too much in the process