HOW-TO: Beach Wave Faux Bob With a Fishtail Braid

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/16/2014 4:25:00 PM


Even though it's still Spring, it's time to start thinking about Summer trends! This year, Senior Stylist Graziella Lemo at SalonCapri in Boston created four gorgeously simple hairstyles that transition from spring to summer and pool to party in just a few quick steps! Here, she shows us the Beach Wave Faux Bob...with a decorative fishtail braid!

STEP 1: Using a 1-inch curling wand, take small sections of hair and create loose beachy waves.

STEP 2: Once waves have cooled - gently loosen by running fingers from scalp to ends.

STEP 3: Taking the top section of hair, pull back bangs and create a cascading side fishtail braid down one side of your head. (Here are detailed steps on how to create a fishtail braid.)

STEP 4: Using bobby pins, pin waves up and under to create a faux bob and secure the look with Kerastase Double Force.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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