Duck & Dry - Demystifying the fishtail braid

April 29, 2015

Everybody has that one beauty conundrum that they just can't solve or master. For some it's winged eyeliner or the perfect red lip. Myself, I stumble and trip at the fishtail braid (or for that matter any hairstyle that requires any styling). Duck & Dry, a boutique updo and blow dry bar in Chelsea, offered to help demystify that elusive braid with a one-on-one styling session.

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Fine feathers indeed. This bird made the flight from Shoreditch to Chelsea to groom her plumage.



Behold: the startling straightness of my lavish locks. So heavy it drags down my crown and all volume migrates South. 


Ah, fat-hair woes. Yet apparently, a bit of backcombing (and hairspray) is all it takes for a plump, booty-ful crown. Et voila, some skilful braiding and several minutes later and the mythical fishtail braid finally came home to roost.




Behold, my crowning glory. I'm more than pleased with my fishtail braid and especially how it was cleverly twisted (knotted?) at the top for shapely, undulating 'Disney Princess' hair curves. I'm going to practise the fishtail braid till I can proudly say that this is one feather I can add to my cap.

Londoners, duck in for high quality yet affordable blow dries. Babies and fur babies in tow? No problem, park your pram and pooch at Duck & Dry's sizeable salon then sip on prosecco and nibble on popcorn while you get your hair on. Find DUCK & DRY at 335-337 King's Rd, London SW3 5ES. x 

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18 comments:

  1. you look flawless! :D and your braids is awesome!

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  2. you're growing younger. Not fair!
    Also, a side braid really suits you!

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  3. Oooh I love it! It really suits you too.

    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  4. I'm all about that bass in the hair too. I'm adding this place to my list of cool places in London, thank you!

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  5. Kate BeardApril 29, 2015

    You look so different with a braid! I am used to seeing you with voluptuous, flowing locks. I like the look!

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  6. Don't I just?! I can actually see my face now! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  7. Thank you Angie! Fishtail braids for life! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  8. Haha I'm not doing a Benjamin Button, it's just that hair pushed back from the face really takes years off! All hail the side braid! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  9. Your hair looks beautiful! I love fishtail braids.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  10. Me too! It's one of my favourite hairstyles! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  11. hellothemushroomApril 30, 2015

    Your hair is beautiful!! The fish braid looks amazing on you. Hugglesss

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  12. hellothemushroomApril 30, 2015

    Miss you too! We should go to that exhibition at the Imperial War Museum!!

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  13. Alexandra Wong ∞May 05, 2015

    I learnt how to do the fishtail braid (with much difficulties because fat fingers) not too long ago on YouTube, and then found out you posted this up! :D But loving your hair, SO LUSH SO BLACK SO LOVELY! xxx

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