Afternoon beauty fix: How to create the perfect fishtail braid

What are the steps to create the perfect fishtail braid?
We love that the trendy fishtail is slightly more simple than its traditional three-tier counterpart. Instead of separating your hair into triplets, divide it into two and keep ‘messy’ on your mind—the fishtail is meant to be slightly disheveled and imperfect. Before you start, prep with a loose styling spray like Garnier Fructis Crystal Resist Finishing Spray ($6, at drug stores and mass retailers). Its super light formula will give you control without sticky-ness. Use your right hand to grab the rear piece of hair from left and wrap it around the right, then switch and do the same from the left. Repeat until you’ve reached the ends and are left with a somewhat spiky, scale-free tail.

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