How-Tos > NYFW How-To: Interlacing Fishtail Braids from Aveda
September 5, 2012

NYFW How-To: Interlacing Fishtail Braids from Aveda


NYFW How-To: Interlacing Fishtail Braids from Aveda

Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders took fishtail braids to a new level for the Kimberly Ovitz Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week. There, she interlaced fishtail braids and, using a plethora of Aveda products, created contrasting shine and mussed texture on the strands for a fresh finish. “The hairstyle combines strong and soft elements, juxtaposing a clean, slicked back front,” Antoinette says, “and a romantic, messy tail in the back that was created by massaging the braids.”

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    Spray Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep throughout hair and blow dry straight. Create a section at the top of the head by parting hair along the parietal ridge on both sides and securing at the top of the head with a clip.

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    Spray hair that is down on each side of the head liberally with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray to coat, focusing from root to mid-length.

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    Brush coated hair back and against the head for sleek sides.

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    Pulling those sides back, divide the hair at the back of the head into two sections and braid into two loose fishtails. Back-comb the end of each braid to secure.

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    Release the clip at the top of the head and coat with Aveda Control Force, brushing hair toward the back of the head.

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    Gently massage fishtails to loosen and create texture.

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    Loosely braid the two fishtails and slicked back ends from the top of the head together and secure with a clear elastic, bringing the end of the braid to a point.

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    Pin the top of the braid to the neck to secure.

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    Spray Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine over the slicked-back top section and smooth back with a kabuki brush to create a glossy finish.

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