Hair style was done by Sharelle Loudd at Beautique Salon in San Jose, CA. She was awesome enough to demonstrate this technique while we documented the process. Any mistakes are ours.
Beautiful photography by audreyobscura!
Step 1: Starting the Braid
- Hair binders
- Edge Tamer - I loved this because it kept those really annoying short hairs at the front of my hairline from going all crazy.
- Hair Spray
Start with a ponytail. We are going to make a fishtail braid going down the body of the ponytail.
Start a small braid just off center. Hold the strand that is on the right, let the middle one hang, and then reach under the pony tail and grab a strand of hair from the right side and bring it under and around the pony tail. This strand becomes your left braid strand.
*The braid done in this Instructable is underhand (like a cornrow is done) rather than overhand. You can do this braid with either method.
Step 2: Continuing with the Ladder
You are going to pull from behind because you are taking it from the right side and swinging it behind to the left side to create a little S shape. You want to keep the pieces as thin as possible without being too thin. Also, be sure to keep the braid straight.