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Fishtail Braid — Get The Cool Updo Worn By Hailee Steinfeld: Expert Tips

Thu, October 8, 2015 4:27pm EDT by Dory Larrabee Add first Comment
Fishtail Braid Hailee Steinfeld
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Hailee Steinfeld’s amazing fishtail braid looks super intricate but is actually pretty easy to achieve at home! Her hairstylist is explaining how to do it below.

Braids will always be in style, especially if we are listening to the hairstyle trends seen on the runway. Hailee Steinfeld‘s cool fishtail braid that she wore on Oct. 7 was done by braid expert Sarah Potempa, and she’s breaking down the look right here.

Sarah told

“1) Create a clean center part all the way down. Separate hair in to two sections. Smooth hair with The Beachwaver Co. On Set Styling Brush and roots with The Beachwaver Co. Ceramic Styling Iron. Secure one side with the Darby Clip.

2) Start braiding one side by creating five sections. Weave them through by repeating “right over, under, left over under.” Continue to braid the five strands while adding hair from the root. Secure with an elastic. Repeat on the other side.

3) Bring the two braids together and create a low fishtail by taking a small section from the left and bringing it over and adding it to the right. Then take a small section from the right, pull it over, and add it to the left. Repeat all the way down and secure with a small elastic.”

If braiding is just too much work for you, try an easy clip-in hairpiece like this one from Amazon!

Do you love Hailee’s cool braid?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas