HOW-TO: Flipped Fishtail Braid Upstyle

Lauren Salapatek | August 29, 2013 | 11:40 AM

HOW-TO: Flipped Fishtail Braid UpstyleThis "Flipped Fishtail" Upstyle is a simple updo perfect for proms, brides and special occasions.


STEP 1: Apply Redken iron shape 11 (to protect, lock in thermal styling and preserve color) and directionally blow dry hair in the direction of desired volume with a Sam Villa Signature Series Styling Brush.

STEP 2: Working in sections, tap the Sam Villa Signature Series Textur iron down each section to texturize the entire head – it expands the hair, alters the texture and creates a solid foundation for updos.

STEP 3: Put hair into a high ponytail.

STEP 4: Fishtail braid the hair in the ponytail with large sections and then gently pull hair to loosen the braid.

STEP 5: Flip fishtail forward and secure with pins.

STEP 6: Finish with a firm hold hairspray.



Zone 1: Redken Flash Lift 9NA 30 vol

Glaze: ½ oz Crystal Clear and ½ oz O9G Shades EQ and process for 20 minutes



Geneva Cowen for Sam Villa – Hair and Color

Hair Assistants: George Garcia, Andrew Carruthers, Tina Calzarretta and Mary Urban

Photography: Shalem Mathew – Photographer, Mitch Kitter/Assistant

Make-up: Paula J. Dahlberg

Fashion Styling: Pasqual Sauvageau and Jeremie Cote

HOW-TO: Flipped Fishtail Braid Upstyle

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