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weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

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weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

MOVE OVER FISHTAIL BRAIDS, THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID IS VERY LATEST ‘DO TO DO

It’s perfection for the weekend, day or night, or if you have a hot date / wedding to attend!


Here’s all the deets on you how you can create the lobster tail at home (or, even easier, you could take it to your hairdresser to re-create it).

1. Start with day-old hair to achieve this messy and textured look. Use a texturising spray on the roots to eliminate any natural oils that can flatten hair.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

2. Gather your hair to one side, leaving a few front pieces loose on the opposite side. Curl these pieces with a curling tong to add more shape around the face.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

3. Divide the hair in half, making a front and back section. Make three small sections out of the back section and twist each one individually before joining all three to make one twist. Secure with a clip so you can work freely on the front section. Don’t worry if the hair untwists a little bit; you can retwist later.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

4. Take the front section, split into two small twisted sections, and then combine to make one twist.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

5. Join the front and back twists, make one complete twist, and then secure with 5 or 6 bobby pins by your ear. This will hold together the beginning of the twist.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

6. Spray texturizing spray again on the hair below the bobby pins to create fullness, then make two twists with this remaining hair and combine the two twists into one, twisting all the way down. Don’t twist too hard; let it be a little loose to give it more thickness and texture.

weekend hair: THE LOBSTER TAIL BRAID

7. Slide bobby pins UP throughout the twist, almost like a skeleton for the twist, and then secure with a hair tie. The pins will hold the twist in place. Finish off with a light hairspray.

{Source: Glamour}

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