DIY Tuesday: The messy braid


This season is about loose plaits thrown together in an unstructured, whimsical way. The Faux Hawk  To create this reverse French braid, start plaiting the hair from the nape until the crown. Use the leftover hair to create a textured hawk at the crown.  Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.51.49 PM The Faux Hawk The Fishtail This seasons solution to the slanted or one sided ponytail, the fishtail has been seen on starlets like Joan Smalls and Alicia Keys. The trick to this style is to plait inward as opposed to outward. Remember the messier the better.   Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.52.46 PM The Fish Tail The Crown Simple and easy to pull off, this style gives you height and makes a round face look longer. Section your hair into two and plait into pigtails. Twist the two braids around each other and secure with pins at the crown.  Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.53.17 PM The Crown Source Credit* Fashion and Beauty Director Mbali Soga

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