Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

The fishtail braid is a classic. It’s one of the easiest braids once you get the hang of it. This looks great on ladies with long, straight to wavy hair. It works beautifully for fine hair because you can pull on each side of the fishtail to give instant thickness. My thick-haired and curly-haired friends can easily achieve this look as well—blow dry your hair straight so it’s smoother and skip the stage where you plump up the braid so it’s not overly big.

Step #1:

Comb all of your hair back to the nape of the neck, gather it, and loosely secure a hair elastic.

Step #2:

Divide your hair in half. Take a small section of hair from the right side and take it up and over into the left side.

Step #3:

Now take a small section of hair from the left side and go up and over to your right side.

Step #4:

Continue working this technique, working from right to let until you get to the ends and you have about 1 inch of hair left. Secure your hair with a hair elastic.

Step #5:

Carefully cut out the first hair elastic with scissors or carefully undo the first hair elastic. To finish off the look, gently pull on each side of the braid to plump it up.

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