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    How to Dress Up Your Fishtail Braid


    3 Smart Dress Up Fishtail Braid Strategies

    If you’re reading this, I would assume that you already know what a fishtail braid is. It is one of the most popular types of braid because of the undone look that reminds a lot of women of the off-duty model kind of hair. At the same time, it can add a whole lot to your look rendering it more stylish than your average braid. Indeed, it is a go-to hairstyle for women, especially during summer time when your strands can easily misbehave. The good thing about a fishtail braid is that even though your hair can get a bit messy, it still feels and looks like part of your overall hairstyle. Hence, you do not have to worry about setting everything in place.

    But even though the fishtail braid is quite popular, you can get weary sometimes especially if you have done the same hairstyle over and over again. If you would insist on wearing a fishtail braid, why not try unique variations to the braided hairstyle? Here are some ideas you can try to make your average fishtail braid more fun and exciting!

    Fishtail Headband

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    fishtail headband

    This is an easy but gorgeous way to style your fishtail braid. And the best part about doing a fishtail headband is that it works for all types of hair textures and lengths. Essentially, you can create this hairstyle by forming two fishtail braids on the opposing sides of your head. Then, you drape those two braided sections under the crown where you can secure them to form a headband.

    Fishtail Bun

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    There are no hard and fast rules to create a fishtail bun. You can try it braiding tiny sections of hair into a fishtail braid and then twisting it around a bun. Or, you can also try braiding your hair from the crown until the end of the hair where you can twist it into a bun. This is a casual yet feminine hairstyle that isn’t too undone or too messy either.

    Side Twist Fishtail Braid

    Side Twist Fishtail Braid

    This is another feminine take on the fishtail braid. It is a great hairstyle to wear if you prefer to let your hair down, which also gives a boho feel to your look. You start by forming a side part. Then, twisting one side of your hair from the front and then starting a braid right near your ear. Continue braiding until you reach the end. Let the braided section fall loosely to the side of your hair for a casual and free-spirited hairstyle.

    Halo Fishtail Braid

    Halo Fishtail Braid

    Halo and milkmaid braids are also quite popular for women who love to wear their hair in an updo. Hence, why not try combining these braided hairstyles into one look? Start by braiding small sections of your hair in a fishtail braid and then using those sections to form a halo or milkmaid braid. It gives a modern update to this classic hairstyle.

    Over the Shoulder Fishtail Braid

    Over the Shoulder Fishtail Braid

    This is a simple update to your average fishtail braid: simply start from the top of your hair (right where the part is) and then allowing it to run down towards the end of the hair. Bring your hair together over to one side to make it look like your braid runs down from the root towards the ends where it rests on your shoulder.

    Rope Fishtail Braid

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    rope fishtail braid

    A rope fishtail braid is another fun twist to your fishtail braid arsenal. The key factor here is to prep your hairstyle so that it achieves lots of texture and volume.

    What is your favorite way to wear a fishtail braid? Any fun ideas you’d like for us to try? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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    Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Hair Spotlight: The Lob Haircut

    The Lob Haircut
    What Celebrities Know about the Lob Haircut That You May Not Have Considered

    The lob, or long bob haircut, and its relatives (the bob and wavy bob) are taking the hairstyle industry by storm. When famous celebrities like Kaley Cuoco or Lauren Conrad decided to chop off their long, beautiful locks for a shorter ‘do, suddenly everyone got curious and wanted to jump into the bandwagon. It is fun and daring to go for such a big hair change, especially for those who have sported long hair for most of their lives. But there is an upside to choosing to go for a lob, aside from an instantaneous desire to go with the trend.

    The lob haircut is the happy medium between a bob and a long hair. It is neither too long nor too short. It is also an ultra feminine look that requires minimal styling without losing its versatility. But before you go exploring the many ways you can style a lob haircut, it is important to get a few things straightened out first.

    Can You Wear a Lob?

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    Even though a long bob will suit mostly anyone, and is good for any hair type, it is important to ask this question first. If you are not sure, you can speak to your hairstylist if the cut would suit you. This haircut has nothing to do with your face shape. However, this might not be ideal for those with super thick or thin hair. For women with thick hair, chopping off your locks would entail a ton of work and it must also be thinned out because a bulky set of hair will never look good on a lob. A good remedy for thick hair is to go for a longer haircut and simply go for the textured look similar to most lob hairstyles.

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    Meanwhile, if you have super thin hair, a bob might be better suited for you. If you choose a haircut that falls right between your jaw and shoulders, it is easy for your hair to become (and look) stringy. The lack of thickness might not be able to support this kind of texture. Plus, the length will also make your hair look thinner than it already is!

    Styling a Lob

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    One way to wear a lob is soft and flowing form. This hairstyle features soft curls for that light and easy look that can be easily transitioned from day to night. This can be styled with the use of a 1-1/2 inch barrel curling iron and the misted with a medium hold hairspray to finish. For more volume, you can flip your hair and make sure it is lifted off its roots.

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    Adding soft layers on a lob is another great way to style this haircut. Start off by spraying your hair with your blow drying spray. Make sure that the hair is coated from roots to ends. Then, separate hair into small sections before blow drying them. Use a round brush to turn the ends under as you blow dries each section. This is a great styling technique for women with medium to thick hair.

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    One of the most popular ways to style a lob these days is with an asymmetrical finish. Prep your hair with a straightening cream before blow drying with the use of a paddle or flat brush. Wait for hair to dry before dividing it into three different sections. Set your flat iron on the lowest heat setting before working it into 1-inch section of hair at a time. When you reach the end of the hair, turn your wrist slightly to create a soft bend.

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    To maintain your lob haircut, make sure to visit your hairdresser every 5 weeks. This will help you maintain the length to around the collarbone or else it will look awkward once it starts to grow out.

    What is your favorite way to style a long bob haircut?

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    Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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    4 Haircuts You Should Try at Least Once in Your 20s

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    These Adorable 4 Haircuts Will Make You Want to Grab the Scissors!

    When you are in your 20s, there is a lot of experimentation and exploration involved in all aspects of your life. When it comes to your hair, this should also be a time to get your hands on a variety of haircuts. You are more daring to try haircuts you haven’t tried before to see which one looks best on you.

    But if you want to avoid the embarrassing and laughable memories regarding your hair, here are some haircuts you want to try that is flattering for all ages, not just for those women in their 20s. You might even find the haircut you’d stick to until you reach your 40s.

    The Razored Lob

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    The Wob or Wavy Bob was one of the hottest hairstyles of 2014. However, the razored lob also garnered a lot of attention for its chic but edgy appeal. But despite the popularity of the lob or long bob, a lot of women were still skeptical to jump on the bandwagon. Here is a welcome reality, though – a long bob is a universally flattering haircut. There are also several styling opportunities for this particular haircut. Hence, you should give it a try at least once when you are in your 20s (or even women in older age groups).

    One way to style a razored lob is through a messy ponytail or updo. But if you want to achieve maximum movement for your hair, go for a shoulder-grazing haircut with the ends gently razored. It looks a bit sleeker but the razored ends render the shape your hair needs. Use a texturizing cream to create separation in the ends for a soft, not spiky, look.

    Mid-Length with Layers and Bangs

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    Like the long bob, this is one haircut that will suit a lot of women. Do not be intimidated by the idea that you need to have perfectly beautiful face in order to showcase this haircut. It is all about the internal layers and perimeters that will ensure this haircut will look good on anyone. The trick is to leave the top layers of your hair longer than the layers of hair underneath it. This is also a great haircut for women who have trouble with their hair falling flat so easily. It is a good trick to add volume and movement to your hair.

    Long, Sleek Hair

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    straight and sleek

    For such a long time, long and sleek hair has been relegated to runway looks for models. But this used to be a pretty common haircut that has been made alien by most women’s desire to have perfectly wavy hair. If you have naturally straight hair, let your hair grow long and wear it down. It is a nice way to showcase your shiny and healthy hair. This is also a versatile cut that would suit any face shape, not just the women in their 20s. At the same time, this is a great haircut to try if you want to camouflage your round face shape.

    Softened Pixie

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    softened pixie

    A pixie cut is something that not all women dare to try. However, if you do, it can be a powerful expression of your individuality and style. This is a great haircut to try while you’re in your 20s, if you would dare to try it at all. It is a versatile look and infuses a youthful vibe to your aura. To soften a pixie cut, make sure that the top part of your hair is longer. Soften the edges around your ears and back so it looks feminine. It is also easy to style on your day-to-day: simply apply a lightweight styling cream and work it into your hair for a bit of texture. You can also style it in a number of ways – go for a deep side part or add sweeping bangs (great for concealing your forehead).

    Which of these haircuts have you not tried before yet?

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    Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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