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The Art of Hair
Crisscross tiny strands of hair for an elaborate look that's surprisingly easy to do.

Posted by Weldon Owen Published See Weldon Owen's 9 projects » © 2019 Rubi Jones / Weldon Owen · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    Start by adding a little texturizing spray to your hair, then gather it all back with your hands. Split your hair in half and hold one half in each hand.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. Romantic Fishtail - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a sliver of hair from the far side of your right section and bring it over to the left, merging it completely with the left section.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. Romantic Fishtail - Step 3
    Step 3

    Keep trading slivers back and forth between the sections, gathering a sliver from the far side of a section, crossing over the gap between the two sections, and incorporating it into the second section. Try to keep the slivers the same size so your braid is even. And make sure you’re holding your hair tightly at the braid’s base for the first few swaps to keep all the crisscrosses in place.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. Romantic Fishtail - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you get to the nape of your neck, drape your hair around one shoulder to continue the braid, bringing one arm under your chin and across your chest to keep braiding. The sections should get smaller and tighter.

  • How to style a fishtail braid. Romantic Fishtail - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you run out of hair, finish the braid off with a small rubber band. To create extra-touchable texture and make the braid wider, grab your braid from both sides and pull outward. Start at the bottom of your braid and stretch it as you work your way up to the top.

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