How to do a Fishtail Braid

By Aniela / May 16, 2011

Today we'll show you how to do a fishtail braid! If you love braids as much as I do, you probably know that they aren't the easiest style to achieve. Sure, a simple three part braid is a walk in the park, but what about other, more complicated styles? Here, I show you how to do a french braid, but the hottest braid style this season is a fishtail braid.

Fergie Wearing a Side Fishtail Braid

What You'll Need:

  • A comb
  • Elastic

Step 1:

Make a low ponytail at the back of your head. Remember that this style works best on medium to long hair that is preferably all one length.

Step 2:

Divide your pony into two equal sections…one for each hand.

Step 3:

Now it's time to fishtail! You divided your pony into two equal parts. Now, take a small section of one of the parts so you have three parts in your hands.

Step 4:

Take that last section of hair your divided (the smallest one), and cross it over to combine it with the farthest section of hair (not the one you pulled the small section from!). Let go of it – you should now have two sections of hair.

Step 5:

Now pull a small piece of hair from the other half of your hair and cross it over to the other section.

Step 6:

Now continue to go along the length of your hair repeating the above steps of grabbing a little piece from one side and crossing it over to the other side .

Now there are other ways to do a fishtail braids, but this one starting with the pony is the easiest way and is the perfect beginner fishtail. Good luck braiders!

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isac nobbs
12 years ago

Very helpful,Thankyou! Might I suggest some ‘tips’ on fringes? Thanks again!

12 years ago

how the heck do you do a fishtailllll maann