Hairstyles

How To Do A Fishtail Braid? 30 Flattering Ideas !

The fishtail braid commonly known also as herringbone braid has become a popular alternative to the common braid, and is rapidly becoming a favorite for rushed mornings. Mostly people know how to do a fishtail braid, but personalizing it is a rare skill, the styles are most appropriate with long hairstyles. It makes your hair more manageable and comfortable. You can wear it all day long, without getting messy or feeling the need to rearrange your hair every few hours. Although the technique appears to be a bit difficult to grasp, it is quite simple and you can master it after a few attempts.

What makes the style more popular is that it has many alterations. You can play with your hairstyles, improvising new looks. This tutorial is designed to help you master the technique so that you can make the braid in less than three minutes time with some variation hairstyles that are also being commonly worn.

1. Regular Fishtail Braid

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You simply must know how to do a fishtail braid. This regular look is great for both home and work. The braid reduces your roundness of your face and makes the face appear more elongated than usual. Check out haircuts for round faces if you have a round face. Divide your hair into two halves down the middle throwing the right half over your shoulder. Take a narrow strand of hair from above the left shoulder and pull it over the remaining left side hair. Repeat with the other side weaving the strand from above the right ear over the right section and underneath the left section. Repeat this process with alternating sides.

  • How To Style:
    • Section your hair into two halves down the middle throwing the right half over your shoulder.
    • Take a narrow strand from the partition above the left shoulder and pull it over the remaining left side hair.
    • Repeat with the other side weaving the strand from above the right ear over the right section and underneath the left section.
    • Repeat this process until your form a complete fish braid.
    • Secure the braid with a fancy elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This hairstyle is perfect for a round face as it reduces the roundness and gives a slimmer and smarter look.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray will lock up the extra strands peeking from the side to give a neat and clean look.

2. French Fishtail Braid

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Start a fishtail from the crown of your head. To make it uniform, start at the front of the hairline, and make your way down the back. Resume the same braiding process. Each time gathering a section of hair from alternating sides and add them to the braid, and finish with an elastic band to complete your hairstyle.

  • How To Style:
    • Start a fishtail from the crown of your head as this starts from the beginning.
    • Start at the front of the hairline, and make your way down the back.
    • Use the same method by taking a narrow strand from one section and placing to on the other.
    • Repeat the same with the other side until the braid is completely formed.
    • Secure the braid with a fancy elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Recommended face type would be an oval shaped because as the braid starts from the crown, it gives a unique depth to the overall look.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray will work best to give and moisturized and polished look to the braid.

3. Side Fishtail Braid

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This style is a must if you have long and wavy hair. Simply tie your hair in a low sideways ponytail over your shoulder by using a rubber band. Proceed with a fishtail braid. If you want a messy look, then keep the twisting strands non uniform by exchanging sections between them. Star with the sectioning from the frontal portion of the hair. Tie the finished braid with another band and cut the top most bands with scissors. Let loose strands here and there for a messy look!

  • How To Style:
    • Gather your hair sideways towards the lower end of the head.
    • Divide the hair in two sections.
    • Start with a fish braid just by taking a narrow strand from one side and placing it on the other securely.
    • Repeat the same with other side and secure with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Recommended face type would be heart shaped because it will balance the face even it is made on one side.
  • Recommended Products:
    • o   L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum can be used for frizzy and dry hair just to give a neat look at the end.
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray must be used to complete the look at the end.

4-Fishtail Bun

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This fancy and astoundingly elegant yet casual hairstyle is unique in its complicated appearance, yet it is easy to reproduce by yourself. You can finish the bun in few minutes if you know how to do a fishtail braid. Prepare a French fishtail braid, starting at the top and going downwards, adding more free strands to the sections of braid at each step. Wrap the braid around the bun and secure in place.

  • How To Style:
    • This style is quite simple to make, gather all your hair on the middle of the head and secure it with a band.
    • Now start a usual original fishtail by sectioning it into two parts.
    • One narrow strand over the other section and vice versa.
    • After completion secure with another band and start wrapping it up around.
    • Finally insert the end inside the bun and secure with a bobby pin or bun pin.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This type of fish braids works best both for long and oval shaped faces.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to fix the bun perfectly so that it won’t hassle you after.

5-Asymmetrical Fishtail Braid Updo

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Make an unsymmetrical fish braid, possibly starting at an angle from the vertical. Make a neat braid and tie it at the end with a rubber band. Following the braiding, lightly twist the braid and let it rest at the side of your head in a coil, with the tip at its center. Firmly hold in place by using bobby pins and clips. Try to make the tips obscured. The style looks amazing on straight hair. A bit of shining spray after finishing the style will do you much good.

  • How To Style:
    • Section your hair from the side of your head.
    • Start making a fish braid from the broader section of the hair and turn it towards one side of the head.
    • Make sure to style it asymmetrically and finish it till the end.
    • Start wrapping it up to form a bun on the side of the head to complete the updo.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This updo goes best with a heart shaped face because it balances the face with the bun on one side.
  • Recommended Products:
    • o   L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum to smooth the frizz.
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray to give the finishing touches to this beautiful updo.

6-Fishtail Braided Pony

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This style is a class of its own, with multiple variations in terms of arrangement and number of braids that complement the ponytail. Here is how to do a fishtail braid pony. Simply gather hair from both side of forehead: the frontal few millimeters of hair from the ears to the forehead. Pull them together at the back of the top of your head and proceed with a high fishtail braid. A messy braid is preferred as it has a better impact on the ponytail, and suits the texture. Finish the braid at the nape of your neck. Gather the rest of your hair beneath the braid.

  • How To Style:
    • Gather all your hair at the center of your head and secure them al with an elastic band and form a pony tail.
    • Section the pony tail into two halves.
    • Start making a usual fishtail by taking a narrow strand from one side of the section and place it on the other.
    • Repeat the same with the other section.
    • Continue doing this to form a fish braid.
    • Tie it up with an elastic band and to make it more fancy add a twist of ribbon.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This style will best suit a round shaped face.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oreal Professionnel Shine Perfecting Serum Liss Ultime to give an instant shine to your updo. Use it before making a braid.

7-Side Twist Fishtail

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It is recommended to use the curling iron to improve the texture of your hair before you begin. A little volume and bounce is always welcome. What’s more important is that the hairstyle keeps your face clear of any stray strands of hair. Simply gather the hair from your forehead to one side, and twist them, until the hold distinct from the rest of your hair. Clip the hair in place above the ear, and begin a fishtail below the clip.

  • How To Style:
    • Section your hair in two parts from the side of the head.
    • Take the border section of the hair and start forming a twist.
    • Clip the twisted hair on the side of your head and clip it with a bobby pin.
    • Gather the remaining hair on the side where twist was made and start making a fishtail.
    • Section them in two parts, take a small strand from one side and place it on the other section.
    • Use the same method to complete the braid.
    • Complete the braid by securing it with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • If you have a square face then you should definitely go for this style.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to give sheer volume to the twist and to fix the rest braid.

8-Fishtail Braided Headband

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It is elegant and fun. If you know how to do a fishtail braid you can easily create this amazing hairstyle. Simply part your hair at the center of your head. Gather hair from the parting at both sides of the head. Make sure each section is thick enough for a narrow fishtail braid. Make two separate fishtails from both the two sections. Run them across the back of your head and over the rest of your hair, across to the other ear. This makes the headband. Use bobby pins to keep the ends of the braids in place.

  • How To Style:
    • All you need to do is section your hair in two halves.
    • From one section take a thick strand of hair from the center of the head about 2 inches from the forehead.
    • Start creating a regular fishtail out of it and pin it with a bobby pin right behind the ear.
    • Do the same with the other section and secure it with a bobby pin.
    • You can leave the hair open or can stylish it more with a rough or tight bun.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This hairstyle works best for a round shape as it gives a unique depth to the shape and makes the face look slimmer.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to fix the complete hairstyle and to give an instant shine.

9-Wrapped Around Braided Fishtail

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This style looks great on people with long necks and oval faces. The hairstyle looks equally amazing when messy. Use it as a life saver on bad hair days or when you cannot afford enough time to wash your hair. Start from one side, gather your hair tightly and begin a fishtail braid. Upon finishing the braiding, wrap it over your head. Use multiple bobby pins to set the headgear firmly in place. Apply shining serum or spray to finish.

  • How To Style:
    • Start a fish braid right from one side of the head towards other. This will be just on the front side of your head.
    • Take a thick strand of the hair and section it into two halves. Take a narrow strand from one section and place it on the other.
    • Repeat the same with the other side until you form a nice fish braid till the end.
    • Secure it with an elastic band.
    • Now gather the remaining hair and the fish braid and twist it up to form a beautiful bun.
    • Secure it with a fancy hair clip.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This fishtail updo is recommended for a long face.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray to fix the hairdo and to protect hair for producing extra sebum.

10- Tight Fishtail Braid Pony

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The short thick braid fulfills the purpose of tying the ponytail as a replacement for the band commonly used. That minuscule alteration adds a gargantuan difference to the glamour both hairstyles possess. This short hairstyle is highly official and formal in its appearance, thus it suits work days. Straight hairs are essential for this hairdo.

  • How To Style:
    • Section your hair in two parts from the back end of your head.
    • Start making a tight fishtail by taking a narrow strand of hair from one side and place it carefully on the other.
    • Repeat the same with the other side until half the braid is formed.
    • Leave the rest hair as it is and tie them secure with an elastic band.
    • Your tight fishtail braid is ready.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A round and heart shaped face will be perfect for this fishtail hairdo.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oreal Professionnel Shine Perfecting Serum Liss Ultime to give an instant shine to your fishtail braid. Use it before making a braid.

11-Half up Half Down Fishtail

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Most people don’t know how to do a fishtail braid a half up half down style. It is both easy and in vogue. The impact is impressive. It involves two cascading braids one from above each ear merging together into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. You need to make sure the two ponytails are exact the same size, start at the same level, fall with the same slant and meet together exactly at the symmetrical center of the back of your head.

  • How To Style:
    • Section your hair horizontally using a thin styling comb.
    • Take the upper section from the crown and start making a fishtail braid from the center end.
    • Complete the braid by placing a thin strand of hair from one side and placing it on the other.
    • Complete the braid using the same technique for the other side consecutively.
    • Secure with an elastic band.
    • You can leave the lower half open or can make another fishtail out of it.
    • You are free to style the way you want.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A long face can carry this style more perfectly and gracefully.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to fix the fishtail braid and to give a luminous shine to the hairdo.

12- Inside Out Fishtail Braid

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The style allows for a considerable personalization in terms of symmetry, arrangement and pattern. Start with a section of hair from the side of your head splitting it into two parts horizontally. Transfer sections from the bottom of lower strand and add them to the upper one. Proceed with a French braid instead of a fishtail. Once completed, proceed with the same process for the other section, and proceed to the tip of your hair. You can further improvise this style into a bun or wrap.

  • How To Style:
    • Gather your hair on one side of the head. Make sure they are kept at the lower end of the head.
    • Section your hair in two halves to make a fishtail comfortably.
    • Take a strand of hair from the inner side of one section and place it above the other section.
    • Do the same with the other section to form a unique inside fishtail.
    • Secure the braid with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Girls with a long face can easily try out this form of fishtail braid.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray will lock up the extra strands coming out of the braid to give a neat look.

13-Laced Fishtail Braid

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Part your hair equally, then begin a typical lace braid on one side, only adding hair to the bottom portion of the braid up to the ear then proceed to a typical fishtail braid and finish at the tip. Repeat the same process with the other half. Take both braids and use them instead of stands for the French fishtail. Proceed with the process to the tips of both braids and secure using elastic.

  • How To Style:
    • Part your hair equally and begin a typical lace braid on one side adding hair to the bottom portion of the braid.
    • Do the same with the other section and make the lace braid till the ears.
    • Now gather all the hair at the end and start making a usual fishtail braid, just by adding a small strand of hair from one side and place it on the other.
    • Finish the braid by repeating the same process one by one for both sides.
    • Tie it up with an elastic band and you can even stylize it more with a fancy band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • The style will best work for a square shaped face and will give it a proper round look.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to properly fix the style and give it an ultimate shine.

14-Flipped Fishtail Updo

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There is no limit to the elegance possessed by this simple hairstyle but be sure first that you know how to do a fishtail braid. You can wear it to your prom or to attend weddings or any other daylight event. Tie your hair in a low, flipped ponytail. Fishtail braid the ponytail and tie with elastic at the very end. Taking the tip flip it up and tuck it through the ponytail rubber band to create a nice spherical bun like up do. Secure the style with pins and add a thick clip over it to cover the fishtail flip.

  • How To Style:
    • Gather all your hair at the bottom end of the head.
    • Section all in two halves.
    • Start making a fishtail by taking a small strand of hair from one side and place it on the other.
    • Repeat the same procedure with the other section and complete the fishtail by following the method for each side one by one.
    • Make the braid till the end and tie it with an elastic band.
    • Now roll the braid holding it from the end towards the head and secure the flipped fishtail with some bobby pins.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This updo goes best with a heart shaped face light weight slim face.
  • Recommended Products:
    • o   L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum to smooth any frizz in the hair
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray to give the finishing touches just to beautify the updo.

15-Double Twisted Fishtail

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The procedure is easy if you know how to do a fishtail braid. Pull your hair to the side. Divide the hair into two sections. Make sure they are equal in size and length. Wrap the braids around each other thus producing a flat twist. Secure the twisted braids together with elastic. A side part opposite to the braids is also a welcome addition to the style. You can wear this hair do to parties as well as sports and even work.

  • How To Style:
    • Pull your hair to the side.
    • Section them into two halves equally.
    • Make a fishtail from each section in the most usual way.
    • Now take both the braids and twist them up to form a double twisted fishtail braid.
    • Secure the end with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This style will work best for a small oval shaped face.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray for smoother and tangle free braid

16-Basic Fishtail Braid

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The default look is simply lovely. The symmetry enhances the look, and makes it appear more comfortable and solid. Simply make a side part, make two sections, out of each section, and alternatively pass them through the narrow outer sections through the inner thick sections to proceed with this fishtail braid. Tie it off with a band. You may tease out a few strands from the hairline, and curl them up to frame your face.

  • How To Style:
    • Side part the front section of the hair.
    • Gather all of them at the rear end and section them equally in two halves.
    • Make a usual fishtail braid by taking a narrow strand of hair from one side of section and place it in the inner side of the other.
    • Repeat the same with the other section one after another.
    • Finish the braid with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This look will work well with lean faces because of its ordinary look.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Pureology’s Super Smooth control frizz for natural shine and frizz free hairstyle.

17-Distressed Fishtail Braid

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To wear this hairdo just tie your hair in a low ponytail to begin. Then partition the ponytail into four segments to proceed with the typical fishtail braiding process. Messy is a part of the ultimate look. Finish with the distress by pulling at the braid from the bottom. Tie off with a band.

  • How To Style:
    • Make a low ponytail and section it into two equal halves.
    • Make a usual fishtail braid with the same easy process to follow.
    • Try to make a messy braid and when complete tie it with an elastic band.
    • Make the braid distressed by carefully pulling the braid out from the bottom.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This braid goes well with almost all face shapes.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Kérastase Double Force Controle Ultime can be used for damaged hair and to fix the braid properly for long lasting look.

18-Crown Fishtail Rosette

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Here is another decent alternative for people with curly and annoying hair. The process is neither complicated nor time consuming. You certainly must begin with washed and damp hair, to manage the frizz and to make braiding easier. Make a Crown fishtail by taking the upper section of your hair, and fishtailing it. Secure the fishtail, comb back the lower section and rest the fishtail over it.

  • How To Style:
    • Leave your hair open and section them half from the crown.
    • Now take a thick strand of hair from the lower midsection and start making a braid till the end of the hair.
    • Repeat the same with the section and secure with an elastic bank.
    • Take one braid and wrap your crown with it by placing it towards the other side and securing it with a bobby pin.
    • Take the other braid and do the same to form a head band like rosette. 
  • Recommended Face:
    • This look will work best for a petite and slimmer face shapes.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oreal X-Tenso Care Intense Nutrive Shine Serum to straighten frizzy hair and to make the braid flawlessly.

19-Loose Side Fishtail

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Loose braids are still welcome on red carpets. There isn’t much of an extravagant flair to it. Perhaps that makes it so popular. Blow dry wet hair, part to a side and back comb for added volume. Make a disheveled side braid and secure with elastic. You may pull hair out of the braid to fashion bangs. This braid is messy, yet formal in its essence.

  • How To Style:
    • Gather your hair at the side of the head.
    • Keep the hold loose and section your hair in two halves.
    • Make a usual fishtail braid by taking a thin strand of hair from one side and placing it firmly on the other.
    • Keep your hold loose while making the braid.
    • Repeat the same with the other side and complete the braid by following the process one by one for each section.
    • Secure the braid with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • All face shapes can easily carry this fishtail braid.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray for not so strong hold as this hairdo is kept loose.

20-Side Swept Fishtail Braid

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This hairstyle is unusual in its appearance as the braid itself is not just a simple fishtail. The hairdo characterizes a French braid descending from the opposite ear, and evolving into the fishtail braid past the hairline. The style is easy to grasp. Don’t bother about free wisps; they will only compliment the messy look. Focus on the bangs; make them voluminous by blow drying your hair.

  • How To Style:
    • Make a little hair bump at the crown of the head and secure with few bobby pins.
    • Now gather your hair to one side of the head but it must be in a swept style with the same level as your ear.
    • Now start making an inside French braid that descends into a fishtail braid.
    • Make it till your other ear and tie the rest hair with an elastic band.
    • Add fancy flowers to complete the look for a formal evening.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A wider face shape is best for this kind of hairstyle.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray must be used to complete the look and fix the braid at its place.

21-Messy Fishtail Braid

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It is quite simple to create Messy Fishtail Braid if you perfectly know how to do a fishtail braid. You can look yourself with this hairdo. Wear it at home or to work. Curls are essential. Apply curl enhancing serum to your hair, and blow dry to make the hair rough and frizzy. Braid the hair to make this fishtail braid. Let strands of hair frame the face if you feel like it. To make the fishtail rough in its appearance, pull at it after completing.

  • How To Style:
    • Keep your hair uncombed and messy.
    • Gather all hair at the back of the head.
    • Section them into two halves.
    • Start making a fishtail braid using the usual technique.
    • Keep you hold loose to keep the braid messy.
    • Finish the braid till the very end and secure it with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A long lean face shape can carry this fishtail perfectly
  • Recommended Products:
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray to give the finishing touches to the braid.

22-Fishtail Braid Knotted Ponytail

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Glamorous and fanciful, this hairstyle is a rarity. That make the look more extravagant thus deeming it fit for proms and night parties. Apply shine serum to your hair to make the look more imposing. Tie your hair in a high ponytail, Twist the ponytail through itself to make a knot at the base, and then proceed with a symmetrical fishtail braid. This style keeps your hair manageable, thus you can also wear it for sports.

  • How To Style:
    • Tie your hair in a high ponytail.
    • Twist the ponytail through itself to make a knot at the base.
    • Proceed with a symmetrical fishtail braid.
    • Tie the end with a fancy elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • The best recommended face shape would be round for this style.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oreal X-Tenso Care Intense Nutrive Shine Serum for ultimate and instant shine.

23-Double Fishtail Braid Updo

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Characterize by a deep parting at the middle of your hair that runs all the way down to the nape of your neck, this formal style is gorgeous in its looks. Simply make two pigtails from your hair, and then fishtail both of them. Fold fishtails over the back of your head. Secure with pins after tucking in the ends to complete this look.

  • How To Style:
    • Take a strand of thick hair from the crown and start making a fishtail braid by sectioning the hair in two halves.
    • Give maximum 5 loops then gather all you hair to make a high ponytail.
    • Keep the pony loose and start a usual fishtail leaving a bit of ponytail.
    • Secure the style with bobby pins and elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Tryout this hairstyle for heart shaped face for a better look.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray for not so strong hold and better results.

24-Roughed up Side Braid

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Neat is too neat for you? Here is just the alternative you are looking for. The roughed up side braid is thick and voluminous. The pattern is not very prominent the texture takes care of the shape but the overall style is casual and amazing. In order to roughen up a side braid, pull at the strands apart from each other to make it thick.

  • How To Style:
    • Side part hair from the crown.
    • Start making a fishtail braid from the broader section in the most rough and uneven style.
    • Make it till the ear and clip it with some bobby pins.
    • Gather all the hair like a high ponytail and twist it around to make a rough bun.
    • Secure with some bobby or bun pins.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Works best for all face shapes.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Aveda Controlforce Firm Hold Hair Spray for nice hold and shine.

25-High Ponytail with Fishtail Braid

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It is one of the easiest styles that won’t take much time if you have hands-on experience on how to do a fishtail braid with High Ponytail. Simply tie your hair in a ponytail. Brush them to make them straight. Section the ponytail and proceed with the fishtail braid to the tips. Tie it with an elastic band to complete the hairdo. It doesn’t take more than three minutes.

  • How To Style:
    • Make a little hair bump just at the front of the head using a little back comb.
    • Gather all the hair to form a high-street ponytail.
    • Now make a fishtail out of this high ponytail.
    • Keep it tight till the end.
    • Secure it up with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This hairdo works well with a long shaped face.
  • Recommended Products:
    • o   L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum can be used for dry hair just to give a neat look at the end.

26-Short Hair Updo with Fishtail Braids

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Pixies can be challenging for your short hair. Experiment with multiple narrow fishtail braids to substitute the cliché. Generate wispy ends to make the look more adorable. You will surely enjoy the new braided touch to your hair.

  • How To Style:
    • Side-section your hair and keep your hair little rough.
    • Make a fishtail braid from both the sections.
    • Make both the braids till the ear and then grab the remaining hair in your hand.
    • Again section them in two halves and make a complete fishtail braid.
    • Secure it with an elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A round or heart shaped face can carry this look perfectly.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Sebastian Re-Shaper Hairspray for a strong long lasting hold.

27-Twisted Fishtail Braid Headband

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Unlike the other fishtail braid headband, the twist in the braid adds both volume and texture to the headband. Simply braid a section of hair above one ear, twist it upon itself and tie off at the other end with elastic band or bobby pins. Accessorize the hairdo if you want to.

  • How To Style:
    • Leave your hair open and comb them properly.
    • Take a narrow strand from behind the ear and start making a fishtail braid out of this narrow strand.
    • Now do the same with the other side of the head.
    • Take the fish braid from one side and take it towards the other side of the head.
    • Secure it with a bobby pin just behind the ear.
    • Repeat the same with the other fishtail braid to form a headband.
  • Recommended Face:
    • Girls with long lean face can tryout this fishtail braid.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Use Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to fix the fishtail braid headband properly in place.

28-Double Braided Bun

double-braided-bun

The double braid into bun style is absolutely adorable. It keeps your long hair away from your neck and face. Divide the front half into two sections, making a braid out of each section. Pull the lower hair into a ponytail. Gather it into a messy bun using hair-tie or bobby pins. Make an inside out French braid out if the upper section. Wrap the double braids underneath the bun; fasten with pins to complete this look.

  • How To Style:
    • Divide the front half into two sections.
    • Making a braid out of each section.
    • Pull the lower hair into a ponytail.
    • Gather it into a messy bun using hair-tie or bobby pins.
    • Make an inside out French braid out if the upper section.
    • Wrap the double braids underneath the bun; fasten with pins to complete this look.
  • Recommended Face:
    • A slim face is perfect for this amazing Victorian style hairdo.
  • Recommended Products:
    • o   L’Oreal Smooth Intense Serum can be used to kill the frizz.
    • Oribe Superfine Medium Hold Hairspray must be used to complete the overall look.

29-Bohemian Fishtail

bohemian-fishtail

This is another relaxed alternative to the side fishtail braid, featuring a side part opposite to the braided shoulder, neat at the head, messy at the braid, this hairstyle will earn you praise. Wear it to workdays or parties, for a show stopping effect.

  • How To Style:
    • Make side parting of your hair.
    • Take a thin strand from the broader side.
    • Make a fishtail out of this thin strand and make it till the end.
    • Secure it with an elastic band.
    • Now gather all the hair towards one side of the head.
    • Create a loose fishtail braid out of it.
    • Secure it with a fancy elastic band.
  • Recommended Face:
    • All most all face types are suitable for this hairstyle.
  • Recommended Products:
    • Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray for a complete look.

30-Fishtail Braided Pigtails

fishtail-braided-pigtails

Proud of your volume, and want to take advantage of it; try this neat style for absolute glamour. You must remember to keep the parting straight, and the hairstyle completely symmetrical, which can be challenging at times. Spray you hair with shining spray for a better result.

  • How To Style:
    • Section all the hair in two equal halves from the front till end.
    • Now make two fishtail braids out of both the section in the most usual way.
    • Secure both the braids with thin elastic bands.
    • You can take out a few short strands from the front to complete the look.
  • Recommended Face:
    • This fishtail braid looks best on a long and slim face shape.
  • Recommended Products:
    • L’Oreal X-Tenso Care Intense Nutrive Shine Serum for some shine and neat braids.

Although braids are mostly assumed to be a vintage class of hairstyles, the fact is that they are still in vogue and don’t plan to change that for a long time. Braids are a universal method to make one’s hair more manageable and casual. They are not very challenging. Anyone can make a fishtail braid, given the proper practice.

Better still, the gargantuan degree of personalization generates so many hairdos out of the simple braiding techniques. This makes the fishtail braid exceedingly versatile. Whether it’s a sports event, an outdoor party, a wedding or a prom night, you can always think of something with a fishtail braid in it. With these simple techniques, you will certainly learn how to do a fishtail braid your ultimate style statement. Try them and transform yourself into an immensely beautiful maid!

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