Backstage beauty: Jean Pierre Braganza does our fall favourite, the fishtail braid

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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As huge fans of the fishtail, we were very excited to see this braided style at Jean Pierre Braganza. Backstage, Pantene’s consulting stylist Justin German described the look as softer than what Braganza showed in London, with the braid stemming from the base of a very bob-like shape. To achieve this structure, German went through the hair with some volumizer, then blow-dried it into the desired shape. An elastic at the base kept it all together, which German wrapped with hair after the fishtail was finished.

Up front, bold coral cheeks were care of Cover Girl makeup pro Greg Wencel who produced the “geometric but feminine” look with blush, lipstick, and the hard edge of a sponge. Cover Girl LipPerfection lipstick in “Fairy Tale” was applied across the high plate of the cheek, softened with blush, and then highlighted with the white end of a Cover Girl SmokyShadowBlast “Oynx Smoke” stick for a bit of shine and sparkle.