Step-by-Step: Dimensional Fishtail Braid

To celebrate the start of New York Fashion Week, we're looking back on some of our favorite styles from past seasons. 

Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2017, hair by Sebastian Professional Lead International Stylist Anthony Cole.


Christian incorporated a very diverse group of models this year from- plus sized, to models of all different backgrounds. His look was inspired by natural formations he found in the Valley of Fire State Park. The grooved lines and unique design created by wind caused a beautiful layered effect that inspired a collection full of powerful silhouettes and strong expressive shapes. The deep clay-colored valley inspired a rich and golden color palette full of open-weave textiles and luxe copper velvets. The collection is elegant and bold, but modern for our customer. To further build on that, Sebastian Professional Lead International Stylist, Anthony Cole incorporated natural elements into the hair look. From Clay, to Sea Salt, to Copper, this hair look is as unique as the girls wearing it. And, since it's the perfect look for summer pool parties, music festivals, or to just glam up winter hat hair, we expect to see this look year round.

Get the Look:

Step 1: Blow dry hair with Sebastian Professional Mousse Forte in a left side part leaving the hair clean and smooth into a side ponytail

Step 2: Fasten the ponytail with a band and take Sebastian Professional Texture Maker and spray it into the ponytail

Step 3: Apply Sebastian Professional Craft Clay to palms and warm up before making a fishtail braid using the clay as created

Step 4: Spray Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper hairspray to make the braid look tethered

Step 5: Using copper wiring, place the wire randomly throughout the braid to break it up

Step 6: Finish with Sebastian Professional Zero Gravity for hold

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