Everyone says spring is the season of renewal but, beyond the natural world, I really think it’s actually autumn. There’s plenty of change in the air and it’s a great time to learn a new beauty skill. You know I’ve never met a braid I didn’t like, but I’ve especially always loved the fishtail braid. It looks intricate and intimidating but its’ actually an easy plait to master. All you need is second day hair, your hands, a little bit of product, and a hair tie. Get braiding ladies, I’m predicting this will be the it accessory to match your fall fashions. Click through to the notes to get started. –– Michelle Rotbart 

Step One: Start with second day hair, and spray in refinish from mid-length to ends to add extra movement and texture. Then part your hair to one side and gather length into a ponytail.

Step Two: Split your ponytail into two each sections. Then pick up a piece from the right side and pass it over to the left. Follow it by taking a new piece from the outside of the left side and crossing it back over the right.

Step Three: Repeat step two all the way down the length of the ponytail. And don’t worry if it gets messy, that’s part of the charm.

Step Four: Once you get to the end, secure your braid with a clear elastic and then use a fine-tooth comb to gently brush up the braid. You can also use your fingers to gently pinch and pull  your plait to fatten it up and create some additional messiness. Finish off your fishtail with a spritz of shine spray for glitz and luster.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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