Easy side fishtail
Whether you’re rocking out at a festival or looking for low-key at home hairstyles, this easy side fishtail braid epitomizes laid back luxe. Braids don’t have to be tight and taut – this fishtail braid showcases a loose, breezy plait with a tousled texture.
The key to an edgy side fishtail is an undone finish. Before braiding hair, the ghd paddle brush will allow you create a deep side parting to form your braid hairstyle. Loosen off sections of hair at your hairline and use the ghd platinum+ styler to craft wavy movement. Stretching your plaits out and working your fingers through your wavy tendrils guarantees a laid back finish for your braid hairstyle.
If you want to take your style from day to night, choose a braided hairstyle for work, then let your hair down with natural-looking waves ready for your evening plans. To rock a chic casual style with an easy side fishtail, follow our ghd how-to guide.
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Here’s how to get an easy side fishtail braid
1. Create deep side parting
2. Secure hair in low side pony on opposite side
3. Loosen front sections
4. Split pony in two
5. Take section from left, pass outside
and over top into right
6. Take section from right, pass outside
and over top into left
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6
8. Secure with elastic
9. Cut top elastic at top of braid
10. Stretch braids with fingers
11. Curl loose front sections with styler
12. Separate waves with fingers
step one: Create deep side parting
Brush hair with a ghd paddle brush and create a deep side parting.
step two: Secure hair in low side pony on opposite side
Secure hair in a low side pony tail with a clear elastic, on the opposite side of the parting.
step three: Loosen front sections
Loosen some sections at the front of your hairline, ready to curl later.
step four: Split pony in two
To create a fishtail braid, split the ponytail in two.
step five: Take section from left, pass outside and over top into right
Take a small section of hair from behind the left side, pass around the outside and over the top into the right side.
step six: Take section from right, pass outside and over top into left
Take a small section from behind the right side, pass around the outside and over the top into the left side.
step seven: Repeat steps 5 and 6
Keep repeating this technique down the hair, using small sections each time.
step eight: Secure with elastic
Secure with a clear elastic at the bottom.
step nine: Cut top elastic at top of braid
Carefully cut the elastic at the top of the braid.
step ten: Stretch braids with fingers
Gently stretch the braid with your fingers from the centre out to widen and fatten.
step eleven: Curl loose front sections with styler
On the loose sections around the face, place in the ghd platinum+ styler pointing downwards, rotate away from the face half a turn, and glide to the ends.
step twelve: Separate waves with fingers
Separate the waves with fingers for a softer finish.