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Holiday Fishtail Braid Tutorial

I love my XO Iron SOOOO MUCH that I have asked Cara…our first contributor and owner of A Fashion Love Affair… to share some tricks with me AND YOU for Holiday hair styles!! Feast your eyes on this beauty and take some notes on the perfect fishtail braid! OH and it’s your lucky day….use code XOJILLIAN for 15% off the XO IRON here!!!!

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What you will need:

-Two Clear Elastic Bands
-Several Small Bobby Pins
-XO Styling Iron (or your favourite curling tool)

1. Separate two large pieces of hair at the front of your face and leave hanging, tie the rest of your hair back into a low ponytail with a clear elastic band.

2. Separate the ponytail into two pieces.

3. Grab a piece from underneath the right side of the ponytail and bring it to the left. Repeat with a piece from the underneath of the left side and pull it to the right. Repeat back and forth to the bottom of your hair, making sure to pull the pieces tight as you move down your hair.

4. Tie the braid off with a clear elastic.

5. To give it that effortless “undone” look, carefully pull on each side of your braid, loosening the pieces.

6. With the left side of the hair you left out in front, pull it back towards the braid, twisting it as you pull it back.

7. Wrap the twirled pieces of hair around the clear elastic of your braid as many times as it goes around, and secure underneath your braid with a bobby pin. Repeat with the right side of your hair.

8. Carefully pull out a few pieces of hair around your face, and curl using the XO Styling Iron. To do so, place the hair in the iron at a 45 degree angle, spin towards yourself, pull down and release. (You can also use any other curling device here).

9. You’re done! You can add a headband to add that extra sparkle to your holiday look.





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