4 Stylish Braids for Fall 2011
High Fishtail Ponytail
Blake Lively dawns this look perfectly. Need extra length? Clip-in extensions are definitely a possibility.
Here’s the how-to:
- Begin by applying hair spray onto dry hair. Then, rake your hands through your hair instead of a brush to achieve a more modern look.
- Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head.
*Fishtail braiding requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French braid).
- Use your index fingers to pull out a half-inch section of hair from the area near the base of your ear on the right section of your head. Cross it over to the left section.
*Remember to pull sections from underneath when you cross over.
- Repeat with a half-inch piece from the left section, crossing it over to the right.
- Continue adding half-inch pieces until you reach the ends, and secure with an elastic. Pull on the braid a bit to loosen it.
Create your own headband with this look! The idea is to create one braid across the crown of your head (where you would place a headband).
Create a center part and grab the hair at the temples and braid each loosely, then pin them together in the center of the back of your head.
Partial French Braid
A favorite of Jennifer Aniston, this look is perfect for day or night. We LOVE this look!
Here’s the How-To:
- Begin at your part and create a French braid across your hairline, down to your ear.
- Tie the end with an elastic or pin it with bobby pins, and hide the spot where you secured it with some hair.