Sasha Lane’s side fish­tail

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Flash -

Shak­ing up her sig­na­ture dread­locks, Sasha plaited the lengths for an el­e­gant red-car­pet look. You can, too!

1 Prep your dread­locks or box braids

This look works with dreads or box braids that are at least shoul­der-length. Be­fore you start, “mix a mois­tur­is­ing styling cream with a few drops of hair oil and smooth all over,” says Nai’vasha John­son, the hair­styl­ist be­hind the look that Sasha, star of Amer­i­can Honey, wore at the 2016 Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. TRY [4] Mizani Rose H2O Con­di­tion­ing Hair­dress (R183). “It makes braid­ing a lot eas­ier, and the end re­sult will be more pol­ished.”

2

Cre­ate mul­ti­ple braids Look closely and you’ll see that Sasha’s style is ac­tu­ally made up of four braids. Start­ing just above your left ear, fish­tail braid a small sec­tion (weave sin­gle dreads over one another to­ward the cen­tre) along your hair­line and se­cure with an elas­tic over your right shoul­der. Add a sec­ond fish­tail braid 3cm be­hind the first, and then a third. Se­cure all three in place with [5] Donna Bobby Pins (R31.95 for pack of 120). Now make a fourth braid with the rest of your hair across the back and use an elas­tic to tie every­thing into a low side pony­tail.

3

Bring out wisps First, add def­i­ni­tion by us­ing a comb to twirl baby hairs into coils along the hair­line and the nape of the neck. Then use your fin­gers to dab a bit of gel on hair and fluff up ran­dom sec­tions all over with a tooth­brush. Fi­nally, wrap a strand of Swarovski crys­tals around the elas­tic and spritz lightly with styling oil, like [6] OGX B5 Weight­less Oil Mist (R169).

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