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Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial Compilation

Take Your Braids to a New Level

Women of any age look gorgeous in braids, but don’t settle for any boring braid. Step it up a notch to a elegant fishtail side braid with this DIY How To tutorial.

Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 1:Brush the hair smooth to one side of the head.
    • Tip: A boar bristle brush will give your hair a more polished look.

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      Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 2:Divide the ponytail section into 2 equal parts.

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    Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 3:Begin to braid by taking a one inch piece of hair from the outer section of either side . . .

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    Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • . . . then add it to the opposite section of hair.
    • Note: The smaller pieces you take, the more “boney”your braid will look.

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      Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 4:Do the same thing on the opposite side.
    • Your braid will begin to look like this…

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      Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 5:Continue braiding until you reach the end and secure with a tie.

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    Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial

  • Step 6: For a more “edgy”style, use the end of a rattail comb to pull out random pieces.

 

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Fishtail Side Braid the Final Look The Final Look!

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Fishtail Side Braid Updo

  • Bonus: For a more formal affair, use bobby pins to secure the fishtail in an updo.

Fishtail Side Braid Tutorial Compilation

Neilie Weidell
Contributing author Neilie Weidell is a professional cosmetologist at The Uptown Hair District in Minneapolis, a former Bumble and Bumble Educator, and Wella Education Specialist. Neilie has worked with the best, including celebrity hair stylists Kaz Amor, Nicholas French, Nick Arrojo, The Doves, Gina Khan, Richard Hudavoni and Melissa Stone of Sojourn.You can follow Neilie’s blog at http://www.neilieweidell.com or on Twitter @mplsstylist.

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