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Kendall Jenner's Herringbone Braid

Kendall Jenner's Herringbone Braid

KendallBraids-16_250h Kendall Jenner Wearing Herringbone Braid - Event: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" Los Angeles Premiere - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live / Los Angeles, CA, USA - 11/14/2011 - © PRN / PRPhotos.com

Nothing says summer like an easy, breezy, laid-back loose side braid.

Kendall Jenner's herringbone braid is a sizzling example of this amazing side plait. Kylie Jenner's big sister has worn her stunning raven hair plaited into a gorgeous side herringbone braid, also known as a fishtail braid, more than once.

In November of 2011 the eldest Jenner sister wore a sassy over-the-shoulder side herringbone with her fashionable outfit at the Los Angeles Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Kendall's side braid was such a hit with the fashion and beauty media she repeated her braided hairstyle again on the pink carpet at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on July 22, 2012.

Kendall's herringbone side braid is a perfect look for a day at the beach or an easy hairdo to rock the Red Carpet. The braid is both trendy and practical, keep tresses neatly contained in hot or humid weather.

Kendall Jenner's Herringbone Braid — Get Her Sexy Herringbone Side Braid Look

The key to pulling off a side herringbone braid like Kendall's is making sure your hair is prepped with texture and can be easily sculpted into an elegantly styled braid rather than one which is limp.

Although Kendall's herringbone braid can be created on all hair types and textures, there needs to be enough length and thickness to extend the braid at least 10-12 inches.

KendallJennerHerringboneBraid-17_250h Kendall Jenner Wearing Herringbone Braid - Event: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" Los Angeles Premiere - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live / Los Angeles, CA, USA - 11/14/2011 - © PRN / PRPhotos.com

Clip-in strands can be utilized to extend natural hair so it's long enough for plaiting. This hairstyle works best on hair which has been aged long enough to allow natural oils to build up on the strands.

How To Create Kendall Jenner's Herringbone Braid

Herringbone style braids never go out of style. Although these braids look complicated, as long as you have enough hair, you can easily create this gorgeous hairstyle.

The steps for creating these braids are basically the same whether you do loose herringbone style side braid or braids with a ponytail base. Although the Herringbone braid looks tricky, it consists of a simple two strand braid.

Fishtail Style Braids Secret

I prefer to create the fishtail from a pony base since it’s easier to mange the strands. Some people prefer a looser braid. This can be accomplished by simply snipping the elastic around the pony base for a messy deconstructed look.

One secret to finished fishtail style braids is to try to keep all the sections equal in thickness and to pull each strand tightly to give the uniform herringbone appearance.

When a messier version is desired, simply fan your fingers into random plaits and lightly loosen.

Fishtail Style Braids – How To Steps

This braid works best on hair which is slightly aged or prepped first with the appropriate {{asin=B000GX57B,text=styling cream}} or mousse to create a tighter plait.

KendallJenner-18_250h Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner - 2012 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals - Gibson Amphitheatre / Universal City, CA, USA 07/22/2012 - Photographer: Tina Gill /© PRN / PRPhotos.com

Step One: Start by pulling all hair to one side and captured into a ponytail. This braid works best on dry hair which is medium to very long in length and isn’t layered. You can create herringbone style braids on extended or natural hair.

Step Two: Divide the ponytail into two equal sections of hair. Take a small (approximately 1 inch section) from underneath the left section of hair and cross it over the right section of hair.

Step Three: While holding the ponytail securely with your left thumb, allow the right side of your hand to be free while taking a small section (same approximate size as the previous section) from underneath the right side.

Step Four: Cross the section from underneath the right over to the left side of your hair. While holding the right side securely with your right thumb, continue steps 2-4 until you reach the end of the ponytail.

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Finish The Braid: Secure the remaining “tail hair” at the end of the braid with a hair friendly elastic band like a Bungee or {{asin=B00021E5XU,text=Blax}}.

Allow plenty of tail at the end of the fishtail braid or else there is a danger the elastic band may work its way out of place and the braid may loosen or fall out. There's no right or wrong way to wear these gorgeous braids.

You can either leave the ponytail intact or snip the elastic to create a loose base.

Summary – Kendall Jenner's Herringbone Braid

This hair is so easy to create while being perfect for any event. Whether you're spending a day at the beach or attending a dressy event, a side herringbone braid can be dressed up or down and will always look good.

This hair style looks especially striking on thick hair which has lots of contrasting colors emphasized with the tied hair pieces.

Herringbone style braids can be worn in a variety of modified ways including with bangs, hairline tendrils, on the side or a wide range of tousled looks.

Optionally, when you're finished braiding, go back through and lightly pull on the width of the braid, stretching the pieces apart slightly to loosen the braid and create more of a messy look.

Finish off with a slight mist of {{asin=B0009EXONC,text=hairspray}} to make sure the messy braid holds. Experiment and find the best look for you.

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