I’ve recieved tons of requests for a hair tutorial for the look I wore the other day. A messy french fish tail is often seen on the runway, and is always a winner if you don’t have time to wash your hair. In fact, I actually get a better result the day after :)
1. If you didn’t have time to wash your hair and you tend to get oily roots I recommend starting out with a bit of dry-shampoo. My favourite at the moment is the Batiste Volume dry shampoo. It gives great body and texture to the hair at the same time as it feels and smells fresher. Batiste can be found at Boots/Vita etc and doesn’t cost much (get a travel size to keep in your bag as well, I promise it will come in handy!).
2. Teeze your hair around the crown and run your fingers lightly through it so that it’s still messy and big. If you want a long and thick plait, add in some hair extensions. You can read about my clip ins here.
3. The plait itself is done by using two strands, so start by dividing the hair into two sections. Pull a small strand out of the outside of the first section, and move it over to the back of the second section. Pull a strand outside the other section, and put it under the other section you used first, and keep repeating to the end. The smaller the strands, the cooler the result. I like to do it quite tightly and then I go back and make a controlled mess afterwards.
4. Once the plait is done, I hold the tip of the plait with my left hand while teezing the plait upwards with my right hand. I then loosen it up evenly until I get the messy look I want. Don’t use a normal hair tie, the result of using a see-through hair tie or wrapping your own hair around the end is so much cooler and it costs so little. I like “Blax ties” as they don’t damage the hair, you can find them here.
Lastly, some messy plait inspiration for you: