I just thought I'd share with you one of the ways I have been wearing my hair lately (and give you a quick how to!) Its a super messy fish tail braid, secured with a hair wrap at the top and a bow at the bottom :)
I love messy fish tail braids, I think they look really relaxed and beachy for summer. Although fishtail braids can take a bit of practice, once you get the hand of it they're actually quite quick and easy to do, and the great thing about messy fishtail braids is even if you do go a bit wrong - it doesn't matter! :)
So, Time for the How to!
Step 1 Take all of your hair over to one side and split into two even sections. Don't worry if some of your hair wont reach round to one side, this will contribute to the messy look and you will need keep a section of loose hair to wrap wrong the top of the braid later on :)
Step 2 Take a piece of hair from the back one of your two sections, pass it over the top of this section and add it to your other section of hair. Repeat this step, this time taking the piece of hair from the other section of hair, passing it over the top and adding to the other section. Then keep repeating, alternating between the two sections untill you are happy with the length of your braid. If you are learning to fishtail braid, I find its easier to practice this without looking in the mirror, then once you have finished - have a look and see how you have got on!
Step 3 Secure your braid at the bottom with a regular hair bobble, I then added a hair bow from H&M to hide the bobble :)
Step 4 Fish tail braids tend to start off a lot looser than a regular braid, and although we want it to be messy, we don't want it to fall out! To secure the braid take a longer strand of the loose hair you left at the beginning of the braid and wrap tightly around the top of the fishtail braid, once you have completely wrapped the piece of hair around the top of the braid secure the end with a hair grip. (you can probably see this the best in the 3rd and 1st pictures) I think this looks really cute and gives the braid a bit of a twist.
Step 5 Lightly spray the braid with hairspray (I use loreal ellnet normal strength) and you are ready to go!
and there we have it! I hope this was helpful, let me know it you try it and it you would like more hair related how to's :)