tutorial: fishtail braid

August 11th, 2011

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (in fact, I think I say it about 25 times in this video):

This style is SO much easier than it looks!

The fishtail braid gives you this huge wow factor, but it’s actually incredibly simple.  It’s a little tricky to get the technique at first, but once you’ve done it three or four times, you could literally recreate this style blindfolded.  And you don’t need any special tools — just a hair elastic and your hands!

When I asked you guys what your favorite summer styles were, probably three quarters of you said styles that were off your neck (blame the August heat for that one)!  So every single one of you should give this a ty– super chic, super easy, and perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to wear your hair down!

PS — Did you know you can watch my videos in HD?  Just change the “360p” button on the bottom of the video to “720p HD” and you’re good to go.  You know, just in case you need to see what every single strand of hair is doing in this video…

Tags: beauty · hair · style

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Closet Fashionista // Aug 11, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Yayy! Love fishtail braids! haha 😀 I usually just stick with normal ones but I’ll have to try a fishtail soon 🙂

  • 2 Taylor {TheProposalEnthusiast} // Aug 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

    This is the second fishtail braid video I have seen today! I’m definitely going to have to try this… unfortunately I think my hair is just barely too short… grow baby grow!

  • 3 mich // Aug 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

    hello. i am not surprised that your cousin can’t braid her hair at 27, coz i can’t too at 24. XD
    your video is cute. ;]

  • 4 BĂ©a // Aug 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Thanks so much. will try it asap!

  • 5 Mrs C // Aug 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I used to do a fish tail all the time when I was younger!! Love it and great video!! Check out Emily @ Cupcakes & Cashmere….she did the same thing!!!! Happy weekend!

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  • 6 grace - stripes & sequins // Aug 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    so cute… great tutorial!  happy weekend!

  • 7 Sarah H // Aug 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    This braid looks sooo much better with the hair wrapped around the pony tail holder (like you did it)! Great tutorial!

  • 8 Meredith // Aug 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I love your fishtail tutorial! Unfortunately, I tried it, and it just looks like a braid. I have layered hair, so maybe that makes it more difficult. Any suggestions?

  • 9 Melts to smiles and stories | // Aug 16, 2011 at 7:03 am

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  • 10 katy // Aug 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Meredith — Did you braid it really tightly and use small strands of hair?  Those are the two tricks, in my mind, that give it the fishtail shape!

  • 11 august and everything after | Sugarlaws // Aug 31, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    […] the last one.  I decided to post it anyways because it was a good shot of the fishtail braid (tutorial here), but I’ll just say for the record, I was doing the not-at-all-contrived arm-over-the-head […]

  • 12 Ashley @peaceloveyumminess // Sep 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    AHHHH i used to ALWAYS wear my hair like this. Well growing up my mom did my hair like this and i totally forgot about it until recently since I have been seeing it everywhere! love this look!

  • 13 very un-mellow yellow | Sugarlaws // May 7, 2012 at 5:19 am

    […] Last but not least, if you want to see a video tutorial for my fishtail braid, go here! […]

  • 14 domain // Sep 29, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if
    that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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