Fishtail Halo Braids Made Easy: A Hairstyle How To

By  September 20, 2013

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If there’s one hair lesson to take away from Spring 2014, it’s learn how to braid, in many different varieties. From crown braids to oversized braids with smaller plaits, the style abounded on the runway and Tresemmé stylist, Jeanie Syfu is all about it. After the craziness of backstage calmed down, we sat down with the talented hair master for a hands on tutorial on how to get the look. Of all the styles she created for the spring shows, Syfu’s absolute favorite was the Frida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger inspired style for Rebecca Minkoff‘s runway. With a mix of fishtail braids, a halo crown and slightly messed up aesthetic, the braid is ideal for every occasion – from work to play.

Step by Step How-To, Recreating Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2014 Look:

  1. Prep damp hair with Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse and rough dry
  2. Create a messy zig-zag side part, from the hairline to the center of the nape and clip to separate
  3. From the heavier side of the part take another zig-zag section behind the ear and clip, to create three separate sections
  4. Back brush hair for texture and create a ponytail in each section, positioned behind the ear
  5. Tease lengths of hair and spray lightly with Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray
  6. Create a 4-strand braid with each ponytail and fasten with an elastic
  7. Wrap braids around the top of the head, tucking the end of the braids under and fasten with bobby pins
  8. Finish with Tresemmé Fresh Start Color Care Dry Shampoo for a matte undone look