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Last updated: November 02, 2018

Fishtail Braid & Romantic Twists—Watch The Instagram Video!

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Master The Technique: Fishtail Braid & Romantic Twists
There is a braid for every client, every bride and every season—so why not add another technique to your styling arsenal? Here’s one of our faves! We’re obsessing over this airy fishtail braid and romantic twists by BTC Team Member Michelle Stevenson (@michellehair), and so is the Instagram fam (over 11,000 people liked this photo!). So we’re sharing every detail you need to recreate this cool-girl style!


Keep scrollin’ for all the prep steps, styling techniques and products needed to master this full-bodied braiding technique. Then, watch the quick video how-to straight from Instagram!


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Watch The Fast Video How-To

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Get The Steps + Styling Tips

1. Start by curling all of the hair using amika’s The Chameleon 5 Barrel Curling Kit (using the 1-inch barrel) and prepping each section with The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray. This heat-activated protectant will avoid frizz during (and after!) the styling process.


2. Then, apply Vandal Volume Powder Spray to the crown and slightly backcomb to add some height.


Braiding Tip: For fine-haired clients, start building volume into the foundation—try adding a volumizing powder or backcombing. Don’t wait until after the style is finished to add volumizers, otherwise you will increase the risk of braids or updos falling flat.


3. Start by taking small sections from each side, twisting them together and securing with an elastic until you reach the base. Then, create a fishtail braid and secure with another elastic at the ends.


4. Mist Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray all over the braids and twists. For a more romantic vibe, deconstruct by pinching and pulling with tension.


5. Pull out a few pieces of hair around the face frame and curl these sections (again!) around the 1-inch barrel. Smooth down any flyaways using Haute Mess Texture Gloss.


6. Finish by misting Fluxus Touchable Hairspray all over for a flexible hold that keeps braids and styles intact all night long.



Peep The Finished Look Below!

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