Braided hairstyles are so cute and versatile, yet their biggest advantage is that they are easy and quick to make them yourself offering endless styling possibilities. Lately, braids have known a modern take and a plethora of different versions have appeared. And one interesting style is the fishtail braid.
Particularly gorgeous and sweet, the fishtail braid can add fun to a dull, casual outfit or dress up an evening look. Besides, it can be worn in so many different ways and can bring a little extra something to your overall appearance.
This may be an easy style to create, but the fishtail braid, or the herringbone or fishbone braid, oozes soft chic and femininity more than any other style. Moreover, even when it is slightly messy, this type of braid looks utterly lovely and beautiful and it makes a great impact. In order to get a fishtail braid you just have to follow a few simple steps. Take a peek and get ready to rock one of the hottest hairstyles of the moment!
To create this adorable style, start by dividing your hair into two equal sections. As you have seen, the difference between the classic and the fishtail braid is that for the second one you need to separate your hair into two sections instead of three. Next, using your right hand take a thin strand of hair from the outside of the right section, cross it over itself and join it to the left section. Do the same thing on the other side. With your left hand take a thin strand from the outside of the left section, cross it over and add it to the right section. Continue the process until you finish plaiting and secure your hair with an elastic band.
Give your fishtail braid an effortlessly chic vibe opting for the slightly messy version by taking out some flyaways after you are done plaiting. Wear it at the back or on one side for a fresh, fun, yet sexy feel. Besides, you can also decorate your fishtail braid with an accessory. Go bohemian and seriously cute using a delicate ribbon to tie your plait.
Another way to wear the fishtail braid is the one made by Orlando Pita for Doo-Ri. Before anything, straighten your hair. Begin one fishtail braid on one side of the head. Pull in pieces from the outside as you braid down the side. For a looser, more relaxed aspect, push up on the braid before securing it. You should plait until the braid is long enough to reach the middle of the back of your head. Do the same thing on the other side of the head. Next, join the two fishtail braids and tie them with a band that matches your hair color, then cut out the elastics of the braids.
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