Get The Look: Lit Fishtail Braid

Written by SalonCentric TeamNov 2, 2021

Read time 5 min


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Source: Courtesy of Shayla Robertson (@samirasjewelry)


  • Spray hair with a shine spray like SexyHair Rose Elixir or SexyHair Re-Dew and brush well.
  • At the crown, take a one-inch section and create a small ponytail with clear elastic.
  • Secure the switch on lights in that ponytail. Make sure it’s divided into equal-length when hanging from ponytail.
  • Then take one-inch sections from both sides and the lights in the middle, holding together lower than the ponytail above, and create another small ponytail. Keep the elastic in with a medium hold, don’t make it too tight. This braid is like a Topsy Tail, but without twisting it or turning the ponytails.
  • Continue taking sections from outer corners towards the middle and creating ponytails in the middle back.
  • They should start looking like braids. Spray with shine spray as needed to tame flyaways. Keep creating small ponytails until you reach the ends.
  • Starting at the bottom of the braid, pinch with two fingers and expand outward so that some pieces of hair slightly create light ridges and volume. Spray SexyHair Get Layered for hold.
  • Don’t expand the hair too much. Start with a little and expand more as you need.
  • Add accessories from a crafts store for additional detail. These lights and leaves were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Products Used

  • SexyHair Rose Elixir
  • SexyHair Re-Dew
  • SexyHair Get Layered


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