How To: Create a Fishtail Braid

The team at The Beauty Department have a great how-to video on how to create a fishtail braid. I have been playing with my hair trying to get it right and this video makes it a lot easier to see the step by step process. In just 2 tries I am pretty happy how my braid turned out, now to buy some tiny clear elastics!

The hardest thing about doing a fishtail braid on yourself is getting it started. In this video, I’m giving you one of my favorite secret tricks… start with a clear elastic then cut it out at the end. By starting with a clear elastic at the top, you never have to worry about holding 4 confusing pieces together to get your braid going. You can just go straight into it!

Tools: 2 clear elastics, scissors, patience.


For a smoother braid, brush your hair out first. For a messier braid, leave the natural texture and separate the hair with your fingers.
Create a ponytail using a clear elastic.
Split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Take a piece from the first side and pass it to the 2nd side.
Next take a piece from the 2nd side and pass it back to the 1st side.
Once you’ve finished your braid, go in with your scissors and CAREFULLY cut the clear elastic at the top.
Optional: gently pull on the pieces to loosen it up if you wish!
When you’re fishtail braiding, don’t think too hard! You’re simply making X’s. Also, remember that when you take the little piece from one side and pass it to the other side, you don’t need to keep track of it.


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Allison Sweeney Reveals Her Hot Bikini Body!

Allison looks amazing!

The Biggest Loser host and mother of two shows off a tight and toned bikini body on the cover of the April issue of SHAPE magazine, which hits newsstands nationwide on March 26th.

Looking more fit and confident than ever, the 35-year-old California native credits her trim body to a fitness regimen that includes running and a total-body strength workout that she shares with SHAPE readers in the magazine. “I’ve discovered that being a better mother means taking time for myself too,” she says.

In addition to losing 20 pounds and keeping it off for a decade, the star recently added one more milestone to her list. On March 18, she ran the Honda LA Marathon, a race she started training for last fall. Sweeney says she tapped her competitive spirit to stay motivated while training. “I make running in the park a challenge by secretly pitting myself against others who have no idea it’s a contest,” she says.

To learn more about how Alison stays healthy and happy, pick up the April issue of SHAPE magazine!


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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Jennifer Lopez’s Shape Issue Cover

Get an inside look at the making of Vogue’s annual Shape Issue cover shoot and watch an exclusive on-set interview with singer, mother, and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, in which she talks about how she stays fit—and why she’s comfortable with herself today.

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Bath & Body Works Celebrates National Fragrance Day 3/21!

3/21 is National Fragrance Day and Bath & Body Works will be celebrating in a big way via social media! LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on twitter to get a sneak peak at our exclusive offerings.

  • First 20 people at each store, who make Bath & Body Works their Facebook status update will receive a FREE Full Size Fragrance Mist w/$10 purchase
  • Each hour Bath & Body Works will highlight one of our top 5 fragrances and giveaway 5 prizes on Twitter and 5 on Facebook (total of 10 each hour)!!!

Twitter: @LUVBBW

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