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Half-Up Fishtail

I started this style by curling my hair with a 1-inch curling wand.

1–2). Pull half the hair up into an elastic band. You don’t want to pull all the thickness up, just those very top layers. You can either use a Topsy Tail for this next part or create a hole above the elastic and pull your tail up, over, and through the hole.

3–7). Divide the tail into two sections and begin your Fishtail Braid. You should be familiar with this braid by now but if you need a refresher, head on over and we’ll get you taken care of!

8). When you are finished, tie off the Fishtail with a clear elastic band and then pancake the braid. This is where you get to bring in your own creativity. You can either make it look super bohemian and random, or you can leave it looking straighter and more refined.

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