Jennifer Aniston: How To Get Her Fishtail BraidBy: Amanda Crum - August 5, 2014
Jennifer Aniston has been making all of us jealous with her hair and toned bod for years now, and it doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. She recently rocked a loose fishtail braid on Instagram, and her hairstylist says he can show us how he did it.
The former Friends actress experiments a little with her look, but rarely strays from the mid-length, honey-toned locks she’s become famous for since the hit show made “The Rachel” the most copied hairstyle in America. The fishtail looks adorable on her, however, and is a fresh new look for summer.
“This was a shoot to try out different looks on Jen for Living Proof Instant Texture Mist,” said her stylist, Chris McMillan. “We really wanted to get creative and have fun. The shoot was at my salon, so we were super-relaxed and just focused picking a look and having fun. Jen and I both really loved this look. We wanted to try something different that would be great for the summer. Jen really wanted to try something new and she loved it. We also were going for a dramatic look with the braid, which is why we used extensions. It is a look that’s fun, easy but also really edgy.”
To get the same look, take a look at McMillan’s step-by-step instructions from E!:
–Spray the hair with Living Proof Instant Texture Mist and run through with your fingers. Then, pull the hair to same side as your bangs.
–Divide your hair into two large sections, parting straight down the middle. For a sharper look, you can use a comb to part your hair evenly.
Keep alternating sides, weaving over and under, until you reach the bottom of the braid.
–Wrap a rubber band around the bottom of the braid. If you want a more polished look, wrap one strand around the band and tuck into the band from the bottom.
–Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. Pull it over the top of the left section, and grasp it under the right section. In other words, the strand of hair has gone over the left section and finishes under the right section.
–Repeat on the right side. Pull a skinny strand of hair from the outside of the right section, pull it over the right section, then weave it under the left section.
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