NYFW Hair-spiration: Fishtails at Kimberly Ovitz

Inspired by the nomadic influences in Kimberly Ovitz’s collection, Hair Director Antoinette Beenders for Aveda created this natural textured braid.

How to get the look

  1. Use a volumising product and blow dry your hair straight.
  2. Create a section at the top of the head by parting hair along the parietal ridge on both sides and securing at the top of the head with a clip. (as in image above)
  3. Spray hair that is down on each side of the head liberally with hairspray to coat, focusing from root to mid-length.
  4. Brush coated hair back and against the head for sleek sides.
  5. Pulling those sides back, divide the hair at the back of the head into two sections and braid into two loose fishtails. Back-comb the end of each braid to secure.
  6. Release the clip at the top of the head and coat with hairspray, brushing hair toward the back of the head.
  7. Gently massage fishtails to loosen and create texture.
  8. Loosely braid the two fishtails and slicked back ends from the top of the head together and secure with a clear elastic, bringing the end of the braid to a point.
  9. Pin the top of the braid to the neck to secure.
  10. Use a shine spray over the slicked-back top section and smooth back with a kabuki brush to create a glossy finish.

Antoinette used Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray and Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine to create this look.

I’m so inspired by this look for my braid hairstyle challenge. Where would you wear this braid?

Images by Jon Gurinsky for Aveda
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