Monday, 13 August 2012

The Braidy Bunch.

Credit: Getty Images

As soon I blogged about the perfect autumn boots, the British weather totally contradicted my entire post, and gifted us with abundant sunshine... typical. I decided to take a little me-time and enjoy the sun while it lasted (hence the lack of new posts) - but today, I'm back!

The heat had me seriously annoyed with my long hair so I resorted to my go-to hairstyle in the summer sun - the fishtail braid!

 Credit: Rex

I've been obsessed with this nifty plait ever since I spotted Cheryl Cole donning one on The X Factor a couple of years ago... but no matter how hard I tried (and how many YouTube tutorials I sat through), I always seemed to be left with a big knot of hair instead of this chic little braid.

However, I picked up a little trick from my favourite beauty blog a while back that makes this hairstyle super-easy to recreate... and now I'm going to share this trick with you all!

All you'll need is: A mirror, 2 hair elastics, and a small pair of scissors. (Optional: brush your hair before you start if you'd like a neater-looking braid - personally, I prefer a more dishevelled style, so don't do this).

Now, I did attempt to film a video tutorial for this, but the original was just so much better than my version, which consisted of far too much awkward, self-conscious mumbling!

Credit: The Beauty Department

See how simple it is once you know that little ponytail trick?! It becomes much easier to control the hair - give it a go!

And while you're here, check out my new FAQ and Blog Roll sections - the former addresses a few little questions about me, and the latter lets you in on some of my favourite blogs.

Keep your own beauty, fashion and lifestyle questions coming in to or tweet me - I've had a good few so far and would love some more!


  1. love the fishtail! have you mastered this?

  2. Hi Tia... yep, I've officially mastered it! Definitely wouldn't have without that amazing Beauty Department tutorial though... xx


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