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How to: Fishtail Braid

Who doesn't love a good fishtail braid? It's a classic, staple braid that is beautiful and elegant, yet super simple to re-create once you get the hang of it. If you can nail this classic braid, there are so many other hairstyles you can create, like french fishtail braids, chunky fishtail braids, half-up hairstyles incorporating fishtail braids... the list goes on!

In this week's tutorial, we're bringing back another edition of our "Back to Basics" playlist with a straight-forward guide on creating a fishtail braid. If you're new to the braid game or just want to refresh your memory on how to create a fishtail braid in the most simplest form possible, watch our tutorial with Karin Dragos below or keep scrolling down for an easy 3-step guide. 

How to: Fishtail Braid

Brace yourself - you're gonna be amazed at how easy this is! 

Step #1

Begin by splitting your hair into two sections - we’ll call them parts, left and right.

Take a super thin section of hair from the outer left part, and cross it towards the middle to combine it with the right part.

Step #2

Now, take a super thin section of hair from the outer right part, and cross it towards the middle to combine with the left part.


Step #3

Again, take a thin section from the left and combine with the right. Take a thin section from the right and combine it with the left.

Literally, that’s it! Continue taking small sections of hair and combining it with the opposite part all the way down.

Fishtail braid is basically a two strand braid, and it's so easy to create once you learn the technique and practice. Tell us in the comments below - are you a skilled fishtail braider, or is this your first time learning how? What other "Back to Basics" tutorials would you like us to create?

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