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09/01/2014 07:00 am ET

How To Do A Lobster Tail Hair Twist In 8 Easy Steps

The variety of braided hairstyles are infinite! Trust us, we've tried just about every style, from milkmaid to box.

Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, hopes to spark a no-fuss hair trend with the Lobster Tail. Requiring zero braiding skills, this Labor Day-appropriate 'do is a textured twist that can be worn really neat or really messy.

The hair pro takes us through his easy steps to mastering a Lobster Tail hair twist. Try it at home and tell us what you think!

  • 1
    Salon Mario Russo
    Start with day-old hair to achieve the messy and textured look of this braid. Use a spray like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray on the roots to eliminate any natural oils that can flatten hair.
  • 2
    Salon Mario Russo
    Gather hair to one side, while leaving a few front pieces of hair out to frame the face. Curl these pieces with a 1-inch barrel to add more shape around the face.
  • 3
    Salon Mario Russo
    Separate hair in half, a front and back section, and make three small sections out of the back. Twist each one individually before joining all three to make one twist. Secure with a clip so you can work freely on the front section. Don’t worry if it untwists a little bit, you can retwist later.
  • 4
    Salon Mario Russo
    Take the front side section, create two flat twists and then combine to make one twist.
  • 5
    Salon Mario Russo
    Combine the front side and back twists into one large twist. Secure with 5-6 bobby pins behind ear.
  • 6
    Salon Mario Russo
    Spray texturizing spray again on hair below the bobby pins to create fullness. Then make two twists with this remaining hair and combine the two twists into one, working all the way down. Don’t twist too hard; let it be a little loose to give it more thickness and texture.
  • 7
    Salon Mario Russo
    Before securing with hair tie, put bobby pins up throughout like a skeleton for the twist and then secure with hair tie. The pins will hold the "lobster tail" in place.
  • 8
    Salon Mario Russo
    Finish off with a light hair spray, such as Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

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