Monday, April 5, 2010

Fishtail Braids

Big beautiful braid

OB = Olsen braid.

I remember back in the glory days when Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears were at the peaks of their teen pop sensation careers, basking in the golden rays of fame. I speak more of Christina Aguilera in this particular case because I'm thinking of a very specific interview in which her hair caught my pre-adolescent eye. It was messy and braided to the side in a quickly thrown-together kind of way. Now, we all know that it probably took 6 hairstylists 3 hours to create the look, but the point is that it didn't look like that one bit. The braid part is really struck me, though. It was a fishtail braid, one of my favorite kinds of braids that I love doing in my own hair because its not too hard and looks unique. I can't seem to find a picture of Ms. Aguilera from that interview but I've posted some photos for you to catch a peek at the sweet style. I've been loving braids in general, anyways - they're like the fringe I posted about, only twisted together! There's something very natural and unpretentious about braids, perhaps even hippie-esque and dating back to the 70s, that makes for an "I did it myself" feeling. I like that.

Clean fishtail braid

Braided belt by Jay from Project Runway (episode 7)

Messier fishtail braid by Fergie

A random braid of tires in Chelsea on the west side of NYC

Song of the day: Seth Troxler - Aphrika

1 comment:

  1. i love all of these braids!


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