Hair How-to: A Fishtail Braid

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today's Hair-How to is a braid much simpler than it looks! It plaits together only two sections of hair and, can be done to achieve one large braid, as seen here, or used in many other looks such as pigtails or smaller braids nestled among loose hair or even pinned up into a milkmaid braid style. Best of all- this look does not need long hair. So long as you have shoulder length or longer hair you can get this fishtail braid done one way or another! 


Fishtail


1) Brush hair to side


....or to where ever you want your braid to be!

2) Divide hair into two sections


Unlike a regular or French braid,  fishtail braids are plaiting only two sections of hair.


3) Take small strand of hair from the far side of one section of hair


Take a small, thin strand of hair from the far side of one section of hair.

4) Bring that strand over to become part of the other section of hair. Repeat, alternating sides.


Bring that strand over (not under) the section of hair it came from and join the strand of hair with the other section (join that strand of hair to the other section on the inside side; do not take the strand over the 2nd section of hair)

Fishtail braiding is essentially repeating steps 3 and 4,  as many times as needed, alternating which sections of hair you are taking strands from.

5) Continue to braid  all the hair this way


Continue until you have braided as far down as you wanted to.

6) Tie. Pull some hair looser for a more casual look. 


Rubbing the braid will give the plait a wider, fatter look. Pulling some of the braid loops a little loose (but not all the way out) will achieve a more casual feeling too.

Viola- a perfect hair-do when you want something easy and quick but still eye-catching!


P.S. LOOKING FOR MORE HAIRSTYLING HOW-TOS? WHY NOT TRY: 
BRAIDED LOOPS // THE BARDOT LOOK //THE GIBSON GIRL LOOK // THE TURBAN WRAP //ROPE BRAIDS // FISHTAIL BRAIDS // POMPADOUR BUN // TWISTED HOTCROSS BUNS  //  TWISTED HALO //  THE MESSY BEEHIVE //


11 comments

  1. Look gorgeous! Making me miss my long hair..

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  2. you made it sound so easy! now i wish i didn't chop all my hair off so i can try it out haha :/

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    http://asunshineoffashion.blogspot.it/

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  4. I love wearing fishtail braids. I don't do them as often when the weather gets cold, but this makes me want to sport one even more now! Lovely dear :)

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  5. I looooove your hair how to's! I haven't worn a fishtail braid since I cut my hair but now I want to try it :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  6. thanks for the how-to! I can't do any braid beyond the basic but I've always wanted to learn! The hairstyle really suits you too!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute! That really suits you as well! :-)

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