BEAUTY BAR: Dutch Fishtail

In the strong New Orleans heat, long haired girls are constantly seeking the best way to keep their hair back to stay cool and collected. However, whether you choose to knot it up into a bun, twist it in a long braid or simply put it back into a ponytail, it is often tough to keep the style interesting day after day. This Fashionista perfected the art of a cool and eye-catching hair-do with this Dutch fishtail.

While this ethereal braid takes a little time to get just right, figuring it out completes any bohemian look. To get this look, start off by creating a part on the side of your head and sweeping all of the hair over the opposite shoulder. Pick up approximately a three-inch section of hair along the part, and divide it in half. Grab a small piece of hair from the back section and cross it underneath adding it to the front section. Then, take a small piece from the front, cross it underneath and add it to the back section. Continue these steps, alternating from front to back and crossing underneath, until all of the hair is incorporated into the braid. Finish the braid as you would in a regular fishtail braid and tie it off with a hair elastic. Lastly, gently loosen the edges of the braid by pulling at outside strands in order to create a more full, finished look.

This Fashionista ties her intricate braid into an outfit with an effortless top, contrasting ripped jeans and black leather booties. Oh, and chokers are back! Inspired by the Carven spring 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week, this Fashionista displays an array of chokers to draw in personal style and give her earthy tunic a chic yet funky flare.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: All you need is a little patience to figure out the braiding technique and hairspray to keep flyaway hairs down. If you’re looking for an extra touch, make a tiny braid in the bottom half of your hair and twist it into the final fishtail.