How to Style a Fishtail Braid

Braided hairstyles have been quite popular since ancient times, when women used to style braids to keep their hair under control. Nowadays braids are a huge trend, which seem to never go out of style. Moreover, a number of new braiding techniques have been developed allowing women to achieve creative and interesting hairstyles.

Besides being quite practical and versatile, braided hairstyles look utterly innocent, girlish, flirty and youthful, which are so easy to sport in no time, without requiring too profound hair styling skills and techniques. Among the most fascinating braid styles, the fishtail braid certainly stands out. This whimsical hairstyle looks so sophisticated and chic, capable of bringing fun and a little extra something to your casual or evening look.

How to Style a Fishtail Braid

How to Style a Fishtail Braid

Known also as the Herringbone or Fishbone braid, fishtail braids can be sported in a number of ways, loose or tight, in a chic updo or a cute braided tail. Moreover, the messier your fishtail braid is, the more gorgeous and lovely it will look. In order to get your favorite fishtail braid, follow these easy steps teaching how to style a fishtail braid in an instance.

• Since braided hairstyles require a little bit of hair length to be styled, you need to have medium or long hair to be able to create and emphasize the braids at their best. Start by carefully brushing your hair. Then divide your tresses into two equal sections, instead of three, which you would do for creating classical braids. Next, with your right hand take a thin stand of hair from the outside of the right section of your hair, cross it over itself and join to the left section. Repeat this action with the second side. Using your left hand take a thin strand from the outside of the left section, cross it over and join to the right section. Continue the process until you finish plaiting. At the end, secure your braid with an elastic band.

How to Style a Fishtail Braid
• You can also wear your fishtail braid in another way, following the style suggested by Orlando Pita for Doo-Ri. To get this look, first strengthen your hair and pleat one braid on one side of your head. You should braid down the side, pulling in pieces from the outside. To get a more relaxed, looser effect, push up on the braid before securing it with an elastic band. Go on pleating your braid until it’s long enough to reach the middle of the back of your head. Repeat the same action on the other side of the head. Next, join the two fishtail braids, tying them with a band of your hair color. Then carefully cut the elastic bands.

How to Style a Fishtail Braid
• Add a chic touch to your fishtail braid by taking out some romantic flyaways, after you have finished the pleating. You can wear your herringbone braid at the back or on one side, if you want to get a fresh and sexy look. Moreover, you can turn to some cute hair accessories, such as ribbons for a cute, bohemian feel.

As you see it’s not something impossible to style a fishtail braid yourself. Also take a look at the videos below, start practicing now and show off your “magic” hair styling skills!

How to Style a Fishtail Braid

Photos courtesy of Stylebistro

Recent Posts

Missguided : 50% OFF The Entire Site SALE

WTF? and Yassss! RN you can shop the entire missguided site at 50% off! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase those Fall 2017 staple and trend pieces. We pulled the best items to get...

Rock Statement Coat This Fall Like Celebrity

When you are layering for the colder autumn days, you better have a statement coat. The summer is officially over, so aside from the warm sweaters, you will need quality outwear. A good coat is...

The 10 Best Blonde Pixie Cuts of All Time

There is something powerful about the ladies who dare to wear a pixie cut. Throughout the years we witnessed some fierce pixie cuts presented by the most daring women. Add a blonde color to a...

Gucci RTW Spring/Summer 2018 Collection At MFW

Alessandro Michele knows how to make an entrance. The creative director of Gucci opened the SS 2018 Milan Fashion Week setting high standards for the upcoming shows. The venue had statues inspired by a book...

The Prettiest Hairstyles For Fall

Fall is one of the most inspiring seasons. The weather gets colder so you can dress in layers, add more accessories and so on. To complete your stylish fall outfits you need chic hairstyles. Every...