How To: Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braids are just fun. I mean, they’re really simple to learn and they always look cute. Plus, they take like 5 minutes to do, and if you’re like me, you need all the extra time in the morning you can get!

Step 1:

Push all hair back and behind shoulders. Divide hair into two sections. (Preferably brushed and has no tangles.)

Step 2:

Take a small outer piece from one of the two sections (it doesn’t matter which section you start with). Cross the small piece over and add it to the inside of the other section. This piece you have crossed will now become a part of the other section. Keep your crossed piece tight or hair may start to come out once you’ve finished braiding.

Step 3:

Now you’re going to repeat the same steps and make the exact same cross but this time you will use the other section of hair. So, once again take a small piece from the outer part of the section and cross it over to the inside of the opposite section. Remember to keep the strands crossed tight.

Step 4:

Continue crossing small outer pieces over to the inside of the opposite section. The smaller the pieces you cross, the better the braid will end up. Stop braiding once you feel the sections getting too small to cross.

Step 5:

Once you’ve reached the end of the braid, tie it off with elastic. Preferably a thin, clear one, but any hair tie will work.

See, easy! Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!