I did this with wet hair. I'm thinking if you want it more tousled looking (like the picture) dry hair would probably work better. Or, if you're lucky enough to be working with naturally curly hair, even better!
Btw, the princess is really into flowers right now. We got this adorable one from Pomegranate and Pink. I think it gives this hairstyle just the right finishing touch.
So, here's the french fish video. Basically you begin with 2 sections and start the same way you do a regular fish tail (taking a small piece from one side and crossing it to the other.) Then, after the first two pieces have been crossed, you continue with this same pattern, just taking your pieces from the sides instead of from the original sections the rest of the way down. That didn't make sense, did it? ;)
I think if you can figure out how to get this started, the rest will be a cinch!
Thanks for sharing the cute idea with us, Brandi!