Every time I wear a fishtail braid I get stopped with, “How did you do that?” And I reply, “I braided it.” And the response is always, “But. How? That looks really hard.”
It’s actually really easy. And a totally chic way to control your hair.
Before I went to the Hangout Festival this summer, I knew I’d have to rock some kind of braid. South Alabama humidity plus salty beach air plus dancing and sweating in the heat for 12 hours a day is a recipe for unintentional 1980′s glamour volume.
Yes, that’s a wolf-print bandanna.
Unlike buns or ponytails, your hair isn’t moving in a fishtail braid, so it’s dance proof and offers the opportunity for embellishments that won’t fall out. I’ve seen girls braid feathers or a string of beads into their fishtail braid. And how will we ever forget that messy fishtail braid that Blake Lively embellished with a gold flower barrette at The Green Lantern premiere in 2011? It is the stuff of Pinterest legend.
Others dye or hair chalk pieces and then braid their hair. I love this look, so after hair chalking my friend Ashley’s hair, we did a fishtail braid. Check it out and learn how to braid a fishtail in the steps below.
What’s your favorite braid? French? Waterfall? Dutch? Comment with other styles you’d like me to show.