Sharpen up your braiding skills by discovering how to do a fishtail braid. As one of the most impressive-looking braids, the fishtail plait is a must-know trick for hair styling Queens. Messy and tousled or neat and sleek, style it your way with our step-by-step guide.
For a braided look with an ethereal touch, the fishtail braid is the perfect style. It’s a go-to for Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, who loves a messy fishtail plait, as well as actress and model Kate Bosworth who prefers to rock a tight braid.
The finished effect is more detailed and intricate than French or Dutch braids – but it’s easy to master once you’ve got the basics. You can then use the technique to create a number of luxe-looking new styles on both long and short-length hair, including festival fishtails.
STEP BY STEPS
PREP HAIR WITH GHD BODY GOALS - TOTAL VOLUME FOAM
TWIST DRY YOUR HAIR
SECTION YOUR HAIR AT THE CROWN
DIVIDE CROWN SECTION INTO TWO
TAKE A SECTION OF HAIR FROM THE LEFT & CROSS IT OVER INTO THE RIGHT
Tip: For a looser plait, don’t pull the hair too tightly.
TAKE A SECTION OF HAIR FROM THE RIGHT & CROSS IT OVER INTO THE LEFT
CONTINUE TECHNIQUE DOWN THE HAIR
SECURE WITH AN ELASTIC
TEASE & PINCH THE BRAID TO SOFTEN THE LOOK
Tip: Skip this step for a tighter looking braid.