How To Get The Fishtail Braid
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At the recent launch of Patricia Field’s House of Field Eyewear, Swimwear and Beach Towels in New York City, celebrity hair stylist Rodney Cutler created the perfect youthful fishtail-ed updo to play on Patricia’s eye for sophisticated fashion, “The high fishtail braid is a fun evening looking and very wearable. We’ve seen so many buns up top and this is just taking it one step further,” explained Cutler.
To create the look, Rodney prepped hair by applying Redken align 12 protective straightening lotion ($16.99, walgreens.com) and blow-dried through with a medium brush.
Next, he tightly gathered into a high ponytail on the very top of the head, about three inches from the hair line and secured with an elastic. He then took a small piece of hair and wrapped around the elastic and secured with a bobby pin. Next, a fish-tail braid was weaved down to the end of the hair and pinned in upon itself right at the hairline.