Rue How-To: The Fishtail Braid

From Dianna Agron’s elegant up-do to Blake Lively’s killer ponytail, it seems everyone’s rocking the fishtail braid these days. It’s the hair trend sweeping the nation – and the best part about it? You don’t need a stylist to do it. To achieve the red-carpet look on your own, check out the five (super) simple steps below.

Step 1. Straighten hair and spritz it with hairspray.
Step 2. Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head.
Step 3. Pull a half-inch piece of hair from the outside of the right section and bring it to the center, repeat with the left side so the two pieces crisscross in the center.
Step 4. Continue adding half-inch pieces from the outside of each side until you reach the ends. And don’t worry about strands falling out – it’ll only add to the easy, boho feel.
Step 5. Secure with an elastic and finish off with another spritz of hairspray.

- By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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July 18, 2012