How To Do Nicole Richie’s French-To-Fishtail Braid

Lauren LeVine
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Nicole Richie always wears the coolest-looking braids, and at Ella Moss’s 10-year anniversary celebration in LA, she showed off yet another impressive, plaited look. What makes Nicole’s textured version so hip (besides the fact that we just saw a similar look on the runway) is that it starts out as French braids at the top and flows down into a fishtail toward the end. Our friends at BellaSugar have the lowdown on how to recreate her fun style.

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Start by applying a mattifying, texture-enhancing cream to damp strands. Blow-dry the hair with your fingers for a tousled effect.

After parting hair down the middle, French braid one side beginning about an inch-and-a-half down the part. (You could also do a single side braid.)

Once you’ve French-braided the hair about an inch or two past the ear, start your fishtail braid. Repeat on the other side of the part. Tip: to keep the style looking perfectly imperfect, you can always alternate the thickness of the strands woven into the braids.

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