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Holiday Hair: The Festive Fishtail

Holiday Hair: The Festive Fishtail

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If you're one of those people who thinks they really can't do anything fun with their hair, fear not! This is the easiest of holiday hairstyles and it can be done to really any type of hair. It's also a good option if you are pressed for time, because it can be done on wet or dry hair.  I added a red ribbon as a headband, but totally think it looks just as fun without!

Check out the tutorial below to turn boring straight hair into a beautifully festive fishtail!

Start by separating your hair into two pieces. I like to put my fishtail to my left side, so I try to make that section smaller and the right section larger. You can lean your fishtail whichever direction you like, or give it an even split for one right down the middle.

Next, take a medium sized piece of hair from the right side and pull it over to the left. Once you do this, let go and allow that piece to become part of the left section. I like to start bigger at the top of the braid and get smaller as I work my way down, but you can do this however you like. The braid will get smaller as you work your way down regardless.

Repeat step two, pulling a medium sized piece from the left side and pulling it to the right.

Continue the process by repeating steps two and three. Just be sure to cross each piece over the last and remember to alternate pulling pieces from the left and right.

Once you finish the top part, it should look something like this. it will be helpful to continue making a distinct separation between the left and right sections.

As you get further down it might be harder to reach. To help with that you can grab pieces from underneath the braid and hold the sections closer to your head.

Once it gets too far for you to reach, flip your braid to the front. Now you can actually see what a beautiful braid you are creating!

Pro Tip: Keep it as tight as you can as you go down. You can always pull it apart and make it messier after. If it's too loose, it can be difficult to make it tight again.

When you get towards the bottom it might get harder if you have angles and layers like me. Just keep recycling the same hair over and over again to achieve the same affect as the top.

Voila, you're done! Tie your braid at the end with whatever you like. 




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