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How to Braid Fishtail

How to Braid Fishtails

Rachael Nichol at Seventeen magazine has an interesting article on how to braid fishtails. I’m becoming more and more of a braids fan . . . especially for oval and heart face shapes. A braid hair style is not only a quick fix in summertime but just look at all the varieties you can do! If you have hair long enough to braid, don’t miss out on all the different looks you can have by learning a few new twists and turns.

If you wonder what you may look like with shorter hair, try braiding or wearing your hair up and take note of what kind of reactions you get from others. Many times when I have a virtual hairstyle makeover client who is unsure about going to a shorter hair style, I will recommend trying braids or updo’s to see what kind of reaction they get from others. If you’re tired of the same old look, and want something cute for summer, give fishtail braids a try.

How to braid fishtail!
How to tame your beach hair with braids
by Rachael Nichol

Love fishtail braids, but don’t know how to make them? Grab a comb, clip, and elastic and get started now!

 

  • Part your hair down the center. Beginning on the right side of your part at your forehead, twist a one-inch section of hair away from your face.
  • Use a comb to separate a 1/2-inch section right below the first section along your face and twist that piece away from your face, combining it with the first piece.
  • Continue adding 1/2-inch pieces along your hairline down to your neck. Use a clip or a bobby pin to hold the hair in place at the nape of your neck.
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For more great braid ideas check out our Pinterest Braid Board

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3 Comments »

  1. Thank you for your suggestion Emily! Our article Braids, Braids, Braids!! contains a great Youtube tutorial that shows you how to create a fishtail braid. The article is a must read for anyone with long hair!

    Thanks for reaching out!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — April 9, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

  2. this would be better as a video, sort of a monkey-see monkey-do thing needs to be taking effect here

    Comment by Emily — April 6, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

  3. this article about fishtail braids is not helpful at all. It sorta makes no sense….

    Comment by Jocelyn — June 5, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

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