Last weekend I was able to convince my sister to come over and be my model for a fun little hair tutorial. I’ve recently learned to fishtail braid and am shocked by how easy it is to do. I thought I would share it with you today… happy braiding!
Today’s tutorial is a part of a fun little collaboration I’m working on with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series. If you tweet me your own DIY hairstyles using the hashtag #YouKnowYouLookGood, you will be entered to win one of ten Vidal Sassoon Pro Series product bundles. (If you don’t feel comfortable submitting images, you can still provide your favorite beauty/style tip using the hashtag.) I will feature the top photo submissions here on S&S a little later this month.
The “before.” My sister has gorgeous hair on it’s own, so it’s not like we really were lacking in the raw materials department.
We used Vidal Sassoon’s new pro-series line to create this look.
I started by raking about a quarter-sized dollop of Vidal Sassoon’s Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Creme through her hair. This gave it a nice amount of texture which helps to hold the braid in place, and also tamed any fly-aways or frizz. (I’ve also been using this product a few days after I get a blow-out to tame frizz, or to give my natural waves a little bit more definition).
From there, I gathered her hair at the base of the neck and divided it into two sections.
The fishtail braid is formed by pulling a tiny section from the bottom of one side, and crossing it over to the other side…alternating sides.
As you continue to criss-cross, a gorgeous braid is formed!
Continue to the end, and then finish off with a clear hair-tie.
I fattened up the braid a bit by tugging on the sides..
I pinned back a few loose tendrils, giving it a messy, casual look.
I finished everything off with a hefty dose of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Hairspray.
The finished product… so pretty!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Vidal Sassoon Pro Series
Photography by Lydia Hudgens