The easiest way to tie a fishtail braid for your hair B.pngImage: Instagram

Sick of your staid boardroom bun? This weekend, consider pairing your distressed denims with a fun fishtail braid that’s fashionably undone and perfectly imperfect.

Remember: A few loose ends, so to speak, will give your ‘do a windblown sexiness that’s very youthful and very appealing – just like our “Kool” mane model Kendall Jenner.

Step 1. To get the look, spritz a styling spray through dry hair for a volumising boost, then gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Secure with an elastic band.

Step 2. Next, part your hair into two sections. To start weaving, grab the left section with your left hand, lifting the roots with your fingers for body.

Step 3. With your right hand, twist a an approximately one cm-wide piece from the front of the right section and cross it over to the left side, overlapping the plait like you would with a standard-issue braid. Using both hands, pull on the two ends of the ponytail to tighten the plait.

Step 4. Repeat by picking up a piece from the left side and crossing it over, then tighten by pulling the ends taut. Continue criss-crossing, trying to grab sections of about the same width, until you reach the end of your ponytail.

Step 5. Once you’ve woven your hair down to the ends, secure the fishtail braid with another elastic band. Use a pair of scissors to cut off the elastic at your nape.

Finish by working your fingers through the braids to loosen them up, and set with another blast of hairspray. And you’re done: A fishtail in five steps. Have lots of follicular fun!

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