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2012-01-13

How to Get a Chic Fishtail Braid Like Kate Mara,Jessica Szohr,and Demi Moore

We hear you Hunger Games fans: You're dying for a Katniss-inspired fishtail braid tutorial—and so are we!Cristina Rocha,a Los Angeles-based stylist at the Andy Lecompte Salon,translates this trendy red carpet look for Friday night casual.

We hear youHunger Gamesfans: You're dying for a Katniss-inspired fishtail braid tutorial—and so are we!Cristina Rocha,a Los Angeles-based stylist at theAndy LecompteSalon,translates this trendy red carpet look for Friday night casual.

TORONTO,ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Kate Mara arrives at the "Ides Of March" premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival held at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9,2011 in Toronto,Canada.(Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

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This hairstyle works best on very long hair.It will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete (depending on hair length) and the recommended products are:

·Hairspray

·Mousse

·Blow Dryer

·Round Brush

·Clear Hair Elastic

To create this look:

  1. Rub mousse through damp hair and blow dry with a round brush.Part hair in center or to the side,according to preference.Pull back in a loose ponytail,leaving a few face-framing layers out.

BEVERLY HILLS,CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Demi Moore attends the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 22,2011 in Beverly Hills,California.(Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)

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  1. Fishtail braid the ponytail following these steps:

Divide the tail into two parts

Divide one of these parts into two sections

Grab a piece of hair from behind one section and bring it over to the second section

Now grab a piece of hair from behind the second section,bring it over to the first one and pull tight;you'll have formed a little X.

As you work on each new section,rub the hair between your fingers to create texture.

  1. Continue all the way down your ponytail and bind with a clear elastic band.Mist braid with hairspray to keep any pieces from straying.

Braid on,beauties!

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