How To Recreate Justine Skye’s Flawless Fishtail At Home

Justine Skye

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We’re all about Brooklyn-based singer Justine Skye and her gorgeous purple mane. Whether its curly, finger-waved or blunt cut, she has way with giving us #hairgoals.

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Most recently, the Purple Unicorn slayed at the VMAs with a flawless fishtail braid created by celeb stylist Derick Monroe. While her slicked back front gave us glam, her remixed braided added the perfect edge to her colorfully fringed Missoni mini.

Justine Skye

Even better, Derick gave us deets on how to create her look at home using tools from his Dark & Lovely hair arsenal. To start, he prepped Justine’s hair with the brand’s Au Naturale Length Retention Nice & Neat Braiding Custard. This “keeps braided styles neat and moisturized while also providing a light hold,” he said.

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After running through her hair with is fingers, he brushed it all back. Next, he gathered a chunk of hair at the top of Justine’s head, Derick separated it into two halves to begin the fishtail, taking a few strands from the left section, crossing it over and tucked it under right half section, so that it is now being held in his right hand. He then did the same for the opposite side, adding additional hair as he crossed over. “This allows for the braid to stay connected.”

Once all of the hair was braided down, he secured with a tie and smoothed out her hairline with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Protective Styles Tame and Strengthen Edge Saver.

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