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Best Fishtail Updo

Best Fishtail Updo

Hair For Patricia Field by Rodney Cutler  for Cutler/Redken - 2010 - All Rights Reserved Hair For Patricia Field by Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken - 2010 - All Rights Reserved

Patricia Field’s House of Field Eyewear, Swimwear and Beach Towels launched in NYC with the best fishtail updo hairstyle custom styled by Redken.

Everything the famous costume designer for Sex and the City touches turns to fashion gold.

Hair By Rodney Cutler For Cutler/Redken

Famed celeb hairstylist Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken along with David Dalrymple complemented the ultra stylish and super glam looks designed by the queen of costume designing with stunning braided fishtail updos.

Cutler pushed the envelope in hair styling creating the perfect youthful fishtail-ed updo. The edgy hairstyle played on Patricia’s eye for sophisticated fashion.

Cutler explained “The high fishtail braid is a fun evening looking and very wearable. We've seen so many buns up top and this is just taking it one step further."

How Cutler Created The Best Fishtail Updo

This hairstyle works best on shoulder length hair or longer which is medium in thickness.

Although the hairstyle can be created on all hair types and textures, it works best on pre-straightened hair.

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Follow the steps below to re-create the Best Fishtail Updo Rodney Cutler created:

1.  Prep newly wet washed and towel blotted hair by applying Redken align 12 protective straightening lotion.

2.  Working in individual 2" sections, blow dry hair using a medium sized round boar bristle brush.

3.  Once hair is 100% dry, use fingers and/or a brush to direct all of the hair to the very top of the head.

4.  Tightly gather a top ponytail about three inches from the hair line.

5.  Secure the top ponytail with a hair friendly elastic.

6.  After securing the ponytail, pull out a small piece of hair from adjacent to the ponytail.  Wrap the hair around the pony base elastic.

7.  Secure the wraparound hair piece with a bobby pin.

8.  Create a tight fishtail braid weaving it down the length of the ponytail from the base to the very ends.

9.  Once the ponytail is completely braided, lift it and fold it up and over. Pull the braided ponytail toward the hair.

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Note:  When the braided fishtail is pinned up upon itself and anchored right at the hairline, it forms a reverse updo.

10.  Anchor the fishtail braid  securely.

11.  Spray Redken vinyl glam 02 mega shine spray for shine into the palms of your hands. Massage them together and lightly brush over the top of the braided updo.

12.  Spritz Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for extra strong hold into the palms of your hands. Massage together. Brush over the top of the braid.

The finished hairstyle has a spectacular “Hello Lover” on the runway. It's creative, innovative and much easier to create then it looks at first view.

Step By Step Instructions To Create A Fishtail Braid

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1.  Split the hair to be braided into two equal sections.

2.  Pull a small strand of hair from the left section and add it to the right section.

3.  Then, pull a small strand of hair from the right section and add it to the left.

4.  That will create a small X.

5.  Repeat until all the hair is used.

6.  Secure with a clear plastic band.

Summary - Best Fishtail Updo

Braids are versatile and dressy.   The beauty of this best fishtail updo is that it never goes out of style.

With a little practice they can be created on your own hair.  If you're braid challenged ask a friend or family member to help you.

For more information on Redken, visit or call 1-800-REDKEN8.

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