L’Oréal Professionnel Demystifies the Fishtail Braid at Houghton SS14, NYFW

Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York has been filled with hair mastery. From done-yet-undone coifs to flowing princess hair to plaits of all kinds.

 L’Oréal Professionnel lead artist Laura Polko created gorgeous fishtail braids for Houghton’s SS14 show at The Standard Hotel in Chelsea.And it was one plait that we needed to get to the bottom of: The fishtail braid. Wonderfully complex-looking, undoubtably only perfected and performed by professional hairstylists and braid wizards — or is it?

Think a fishtail is way beyond your tress-transforming abilities? Think again. Polko shows us how to create this look from start to finish.


— Glynnis Mapp, Stylesight Beauty Editor

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