Wavy fishtail braid

Like “A Clockwork Orange” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” before it, “The Hunger Games” is poised to become one of the great cinematic epics of our time when it opens March 23.  And while fashion plays a key role, hungry trendsetters will also be clamoring to achieve the contemporary coifs sported throughout this futuristic love story.

“The Hunger Games is a unique film in the sense that it is very much like going to a runway show at New York Fashion Week,” says Farouk Systems Creative Artist Danielle Bucco-Regazzi. “While it’s meant to entertain, it goes far beyond by being a style lexicon and inspiring women’s hairstyles for the coming season.”

One of those trends in particular works well for wavy hair, and is a go-to style many women want, but can’t figure out how to achieve: the fishtail braid. No worries, wavies, we got the down low on how to steal the sexy look.

Styling a wavy fishtail braid
  1. Start with dry hair. Apply a dime size amount of BioSilk Silk Therapy from mid-shaft to ends – MAKE SURE TO AVOID THE ROOTS!
  2. Taking large sections, curl the hair around the CHI Digital Orbit to create a beach curl. Apply a fingertip size amount of BioSilk Molding Silk from mid-shaft to ends to help create texture.
  3. Begin by gathering your hair to the side and dividing it into two sections. Do this instead of three sections, like you would for a regular braid.
  4. Hold both sections in one hand, separated by your pointer finger, and use your other hand to grab a small piece from the outside of one section.
Finishing a wavy fishtail braid
  1. Pull the strands over to the other half, and then take a piece from the outside of that section and braid the opposite way. Imagine that you’re doing a typical braid, except the moving pieces are tiny.
  2. To cover the band, you can wrap a small piece of hair around and bobby pin it.

And now you’re ready to rock the runway!

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