Fishtail braids are rather easy to make, despite their complex and rich look. The trend is popular, as you can always style a fishtail braid and look great even without having enough time in the morning for hair styling. If you want to look more creative and special wearing fishtail braids, you can always get crazy and come up with interesting hairdos that combine fishtail braids. This way you will always have a fresh and exclusive look without getting tired of braids. We have gathered some stunning fishtail braided hairstyles here that will work for hair of any texture and length. Take a look and get inspired!
First, let’s start explaining how to create an ordinary fishtail braid, in case you’re not familiar with the technique. You divide the original hair strand into two sections. Then you take a small part of hair from the outside part of the first section and pass it to the second section. Repeat the same action on the other side of the hair section. Just remember to keep these hair sections as small as possible so that fishtail effect will be more evident. Creating a fishtail braid can be a long procedure, if you have long hair, however, the stunning result is guaranteed.
Fishtail Headband Tutorial
This style is a light, summer look, which is easy to do with longer or medium length hair. First you need to separate two equal small strands of hair from each side. If you have side bangs, it’s better to leave them out of the strands. With each strand you need to create a fishtail braid. When done you should secure the ends of the braids with an elastic band. Then each braid should be crossed over the head and secured with bobby pins. This will create a crown-like two-line fishtail headband. The rest of the hair can be curled or made into waves for a more elegant look.
Fishtail Bun Tutorial
The fishtail bun is great for longer hair. You start up right from the top part of hair grabbing two even sections of hair. Start crossing the hair to create a braid. With every loop you need to add small sections of hair from each side, which is similar to what you usually do with a fishtail braid. As soon as you reach the area around your ear, you need to stop taking more hair and finish up your braid with a typical fishtail braid. The rest of the hair needs to be made into a ponytail. The ponytail should be as high as possible. You should twist the hair in ponytail to create a bun. Then you can add the fishtail braid to the bun trying to make some improvises with the styling options. To secure the bun you should use as many bobby pins as necessary. As a final touch you can add some hairspray.
Side Fishtail Braid Tutorial
To make a side fishtail braid more highlighted you need to curl you hair into large curls either with a wide-barrel curling iron or hair curlers. Then you need to separate a small section of hair on one of the sides. Simply start twisting the hair while dividing it into two sections, with each loop you should add more hair. When you reach the area where you can start the typical fishtail braid, you need to secure the twisted hair. Then you start with the braid. There will be no additional need to mention the technique. When done, secure the braid with an elastic band. Just do not forget to use some hairspray to make your curls stay longer.
Upside Down Fishtail Braided Bun Tutorial
Have you ever thought of having an upside down fishtail braid? If you have long hair, you need to start plaiting it, if not it’s better to think of getting hair extensions beforehand. So you start separating a round area on the top part of your head. Then you need to gather your hair into a ponytail. To make the bun look bigger, use the sock bun method. The rest of the hair should be divided into two sections and each of them into two smaller sections. You need to end up having two prepared fishtail braids – one on each side. When done with the fishtail braids, you have to make the twist around your head and move it close to the bun. Make sure that each braid goes to the opposite direction for the more stylish finish. The loose ends can be secured with bobby pins.
Fishtail Braided Ponytail Tutorial
Another crazy and hippie fishtail braid style is the ponytail with fishtail braid in. You start up making your hair curly. And again you can either use curlers or a curling iron. The curls should not be ideal, but just perfect for a ponytail. When finished curling, you should grab two smaller sections of hair from each side and twist them. Then you should start plaiting a fishtail braid. When reaching the area close to your ears, stop braiding. This is the part, where the rest of the hair will be added to the unbraided part of the hair and turned into a ponytail. Secure your braided ponytail with an elastic band and that’s it. Pretty easy, huh?
Asymmetric Fishtail Bun Tutorial
To have the fishtail braid turned into a bit more elegant and fancy style, you can use a simple trick. All you have to do is use uneven strands of hair for the style. First, you should start the braid from one of the sides upon your preference. When adding small sections of hair, you can add more hair from the opposite side. This way you end up having an uneven side braid. The end of the braid can be twisted and turned into an elegant side bun. You can use bobby pins to secure the braided bun. And a bit of hairspray will do its job.
Ever thought that there could exist so many ways if styling fishtail braids? You don’t lack creativeness now, simply work the style that you have loved most of all!
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