Side Fishtail Braid Tutorial With A Colourful Twist

Wella Professionals Global Top Artist Darren Ambrose takes you step-by-step through the creation of this hidden color twist.


Wella Professionals Global Top Artist Darren Ambrose takes you step-by-step through the creation of this hidden color twist. Color accents are placed within more natural tones, allowing you to hide or reveal your wild streak in a versatile day-to-night look. Read the following steps to get the hairstyle.

For the cut:

  • Staring at the nape create your baseline length
  • Blend the side length into the back with a slight elevation
  • Over-direct the rest of the hair forward and blend the sides in a curve to create softness
  • Moving to the top of the head, elevate straight up and point cut with a horizontal finger angle. Finally, tip the head forward and slide cut all the hair to remove weight

For colouring the hair:

 Shades used to get the look:

  1. COLOR TOUCH 10/0, 15g + 77/45, 15g + 0/56, 10g + COLOR TOUCH Emulsion 4%
  2. COLOR TOUCH 10/0, 10g + 55/65, 15g + 0/68, 10g + COLOR TOUCH Emulsion 4%
  3. COLOR TOUCH 6/7, 10g + 5/75, 5g + COLOR TOUCH Emulsion 1.9%

How to apply colour:

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  • Section hair as shown in the video. Remember, colour is not applied in the top section
  • Starting at the back hat line take a 3 cm deep crescent section and apply Colour 1 from halfway blending into Colour 2 in the ends. Repeat on the other side
  • Take a 3cm deep crescent section at the side hat line and apply colour 1 from half way blending into Colour 2 in the ends. Repeat on the other side
  • In the next sections reverse the formula this time apply Colour 2 from half way blending into Colour 1 in the ends. Repeat on the other side and the back. Continue the same way until complete
  • Continue in the same way with the next section but this time apply colour 3 only

To style the hair:

  • Apply EIMI Ocean Spritz on dry hair to create rough and matte texture. Separate the hair into 2 pieces starting on the right hand side of the head
  • Take a small section of hair from the first piece on the right hand side and pass it over that piece into the center
  • Take a small section of hair from the 2nd piece on the left hand side and pass it over that piece into the center, keep going by alternating steps 2 and 3 until complete
  • For a softer and more modern effect, leave some hair down before starting the braid. Pull the hair to loosen and create airy texture. Fix the look with EIMI Stay Styled.

Also, learn how to make center parting fishtail braid.

Read more about trend setting hairstyles, DIY hairstyle tutorials and hair styling ideas here at our blog.

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