6 Quick & Easy Steps To A Fishtail Braid

6 Quick & Easy Steps To A Fishtail Braid

Summer is upon us and nothing looks prettier than a floral summer dress paired with braid hairstyles and rose-tinted sunglasses. From the runways to the highstreet, the Fishtail Braid is making quite an impression.

This romantic and classy braided hairstyle can take you from brunch to high-tea and even to an after party effortlessly. The fact that you can recreate this runway braids look at home makes it the perfect hairstyle for summer!

Follow our easy instructions so you can rock this simple plaited hair look – the quickest way to step out in style!

Time required: 10-15 minutes

What you need: Hair brush, Tail comb, Blow dryer, Curling iron, Heat protectant spray, 5-6 elastic rubber bands, Extra hold spray

How to make fishtail braid yourself:

Step 1: Wash your hair and apply a heat protecting spray from root to tip before blow-drying.

Step 2: Once your hair is dry, use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron to curl your hair. This'll create waves and texture that will make the updo look more voluminous! After curling your hair, run your fingers through your waves to break them up. Begin by teasing the crown area of hair, and pulling it back into a poof or pompadour. Secure this section of hair with an elastic and clip forward out of the way.


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Step 3: Grab the section that's on the farthest side, and pull that section all the way over to get the scaly look. Then, grab the farthest left chunk of hair and pull it all the way over to the right. Go back to the right side and pull the farthest section over to the left and continue alternating left and right sections until you reach the end of your hair.

Step 4: Gather the braid to one side of your head, and secure it with a rubber band.

Step 5: Next, gently spread the braid apart to make it wider. Pull both sides of the braid out on both sides. This will give it a nice puffy look and a seamless integration into the pull-through braid above.

Step 6: Finish by spraying with an extra-hold spray for texture and strong hold. To spruce up this look, you can use colourful clips and rubber bands or even Swarovski pins. Accessorize it right and your braid will look ultra-glam.

Leave out a few fly away strands out front or keep the texture messy and undone. The Fish Tail braid is a stunner no matter how you style it. 

Learn how to make a simple, elegant braided bun hairstyle with the help of this step by step tutorial.

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