With days getting brighter and the seaside season open, the most lovely and beautiful creatures of the sea, mermaids emerge to the shore and start alluring handsome guys. Want to be a charming mermaid too? Although getting a natural mermaid tail may seem something impossible, you can always recreate the glamorous look of this lovely creature by styling her chic hairstyle – absolutely adorable mermaid braids.
And the question is: how to style mermaid braid? For getting this hairstyle, it’s not necessary to have as massively overgrown hair as Ariel, neither some special hair styling skills nor products. Knowing how to plait simple braids and having medium or long hair is enough to look like a beautiful mermaid. And if your hair isn’t long enough for mermaid braids, you can always turn to some extensions. To this end, a great trick is to work with extensions having some contrasting color to your natural hair, sometimes even more unnatural hues, such as red or blue: this will make your mermaid braids look more highlighted and exciting.
The best thing about plaits and braids in general and particularly mermaid braids is that such hairstyles look absolutely refined and feminine, sophisticated and elegant and work for any occasion. Just imagine lying on the beach like a sexy mermaid or getting ready for a special occasion and sporting a fabulous hairstyle like this. Well, so if you want to draw all eyes on you without going for the extra oomph, skip straight to the braids and learn how to style Little Mermaid braids here.
Be sure to work on clean hair. Brush your hair smoothly and then flip it upside-down. Use some dry shampoo for extra texture, combing it through with your fingers. Now flip your head upright and create a middle parting. Next divide the hair into sections and start pleating two French braids. Start at the front and go to the sides of the head, working all the way to the base of the neck. When the two French braids meet, switch to fishtail braids for extra beautiful effect. Once done with the plaiting, secure the plaits with clear hair ties. Make sure to leave some of the length on the ends loose. Now, gently rough up the hair at the top of the head and leave some flyaways. This will make your mermaid braids look more romantic. As a final step, apply some anti-frizz cream. Your chic mermaid braided hairstyle is ready to rock!
Actually, there are various ways of plaiting mermaid braids. You can also do it on the side or at the end create a cool updo. Here is a nice video teaching another easy way of doing mermaid braids, more precisely the mermaid tail braid. Watch it carefully, practice your skills and try various ways to see which one flatters you the most.
Mermaid Braids Tutorial
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