Festival Hair: Detailed Fishtail Braid

Written by Anna PetersMay 7, 2019

Read time 5 min


“Festival hair is all about the attention to fun details with an effortless approach,” says Anna Peters, Sam Villa ArTeam Member. And with the season going through August, there’s plenty of time to teach guests how to play along by adding texture and braids.

“Let go and let your braids hang free! This dainty, detailed, fishtail braid is easy to create, yet packs a big style punch. Place the braid in the front near the face for a festival fun feel,” adds Peters.

Hot Tip: Don’t worry about being too perfect; the wispy hair hanging around the face gives it that perfect effortless touch.

1. Start with a two-inch section of hair near the temple a couple inches back from the hairline. Using the Sam Villa Signature Series Textur Professional Texturizing Iron, gently compress all the way down the hair to create 3X the volume!
2. Divide the section evenly into 2 sections holding one in the right hand and one in the left.
3. Take a very thin section of hair from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the inside of the left section.
4. Take a very thin section of hair from the left section and cross it over to the inside of the right section. *Keep sections thin to add more detail. Continue this process all the way down until you have the desired length of braid.
5. Holding onto the ends, start gently pulling each side apart to create fullness. Start at the bottom and work up.
6. Secure ends with an elastic.
7. Spray with Redken Triple Dry 15 medium control dry texture finishing spray for a matte, lived-in finish and a touch of holding power.
Credits: Hair/Sam Villa ArTeam; Photo/Katie Parker; Wardrobe/Brittany Hart; Makeup/Nicole Schimel; Model/Izabella Martinez @bellamartinezzz

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For over a decade, Anna Peters has been sharing her passion and love for our industry, motivating others to grow and thrive! And as a full-time stylist and salon owner, she can relate to the challenges salon pros face. Education has always been a constant in her career and a catalyst for success. As a former Redken educator, she understands the importance of what a beautiful cut or style can do for color. “Whether I’m on a photo shoot, at the MTV VMAs or with a bride in my salon, I find a calming energy in [styling],” she adds. She realized early on that Sam Villa® tools were different and created to give stylists the highest quality tools to better their lives and inspire them to stay passionate and curious about what they do every day. “The tools and knowledge that Sam Villa has shared with me has allowed me to reach new levels as a stylist and business owner…and I want to pass that knowledge on to others,” says Peters. Peters believes that there are no closed doors in our industry, you just have to put in the work!

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