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Trying something new… Fishtail side braid

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…

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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.photo (20)

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!) photo (21)

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!

 

 

 

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Five Minute Hair

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/

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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

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Then I braided it down the end so that the whole piece was braided.

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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.

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And BAM, five minute hair is DONE!  It looks pretty awesome considering it literally took me less than five minutes.

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I think I got pretty close to the inspiration look and didn’t tax myself too much in the process