Makeup Monday: Fishtail Flower Braid

If you’ve mastered the art of doing a traditional braid, then we think you’re going to LOVE this jazzed up version that’s super easy and adorable!

Photo: Youtube @MissySue

With the amount of bridesmaid duties and wedding dinners I have to attend this year, not only am I spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a pretty dress (because anyone who’s been on Zalora knows my pain), I’m also having a tough time deciding on a suitable hairstyle for each occasion. #Priorities

I’m a fan of anything that’s girlie and sweet, hence why loose braids are one of my favourite hairstyles to do on a lazy day. But why stop there? This flower inspired up-do is the perfect look for a dinner party and I can’t get enough of it! It’s the ultimate feminine hairstyle that’s rather easy to accomplish on your own, however, if you’re not a pro in the fishtail braid department, then be sure to ask someone who knows to help you with this. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Step 1: Divide a section of your hair just right above the ears and tie them up with a rubber band.

Step 2: Create a regular fishtail braid with that tied up section by splitting the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized sections. Cross half-inch sections of the hair from one side over the top to the other, braiding down until there’s not more hair left for you to continue. Secure it with a rubber band.

Step 3: Wrap the braid anti-clockwise until it forms a shape of a flower. Use bobby pins to secure loose ends and to help hold the braid in place. Tuck them in the inner parts of the flower so that it doesn’t show.

Step 4: Use a curling wand to curl the rest of your hair at the bottom.

Step 5: Complete the look by setting the style with hairspray.

TIP: This hairstyle works better on day old hair. Plus, the flower shape pops out even more if you’re blessed with thicker locks or if your hair colour isn’t fully black.

 

Recommended dresses to go with this hairstyle:

Petite Cross Front Prom Dress, RM360, Topshop

Difernxia (Mint Green) Dress, RM149, DoubleWoot

Premium Sequin Mesh Midi Dress, RM392, Miss Selfridge

Chi Chi London Teisha Dress, RM318.90, Zalora

Melody Dress in White, RM159, MDSCollections

Floral Print Flowing Dress, RM349, ZARA