Take a section from one side of your head and braid.
Take another section next to it and fishtail braid it. Move to the other side of the head and take sections and braid. (We did a regular braid, fishtail, five-strand braid, and a rope braid.)
Take each braid and pin to the other side of the head. Curl remaining hair with a one-inch curling iron leaving the ends out for a wavy finish.