braids & fishtails

Braids of all kinds are an on-trend hair style that is incredibly practical for summer. I find myself wearing a side-swept braid several times a week, as a quick and carefree hairstyle, and I am attempting to master the art of the fishtail braid {see instructions below}.

As inspiration, here are some pretty braids worn by a few stylish celebs ::


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Natasha Poly.


I’ll leave you with the “how-to’s” on creating a fishtail braid ::

1. Part your hair down the center. Beginning on the right side of your part at your forehead, twist a one-inch section of hair away from your face.

2. Use a comb to separate a 1/2-inch section right below the first section along your face and twist that piece away from your face, combining it with the first piece.

3. Continue adding 1/2-inch pieces along your hairline down to your neck. Use a clip or a bobby pin to hold the hair in place at the nape of your neck.

4. Repeat the twisting on the left side, starting at your forehead.

5. When you reach the nape of your neck, unclip the right side and hold both the left and right sides in two separate sections.

6. Pull a 1/2-inch section of hair from the right section and add it to the left section. Repeat with a piece from the left section, adding it to the right section.

7. Continue adding 1/2-inch pieces down to the ends and secure with an elastic.

{Via Seventeen Magazine.}

And, last but not least, I have found that wearing a thin headband and teasing at the root {along with some hairspray} helps create and maintain volume on a side-swept braid.

Please send us pics of how you are braiding your hair this summer! We would love to be inspired by you! {Instagram #editbylauren and/or tweet us at @editbylauren.}

Stylishly yours,

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