I don't know how the weather has been for everyone but in my neighborhood, the sun has been out and shining in full force! It seems that Spring has sprung early and in lieu of that, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Spring and Summer hairstyles: the fishtail braid.
Braids have been a huge trend for the last couple of years and I know it's going to be seen all over the place this year as well. I've been sporting the fishtail braid quite frequently lately since it's so easy to do yet looks very complicated as a finished product. Many people must've thought the same as well since I got so many requests for a tutorial after wearing this hairstyle in my Sister Tag video.
Since I'm not one to turn down a good request, here are 2 easy techniques to do this look yourself...
Check out the tutorial video below:
Although I'm sure it is much, much easier to understand by watching the video above, I also wanted to include a few photos for those of you new to the fishtail braiding process. This is the standard technique for how to fishtail braid your own hair.
Step 1. Section your hair into 2 parts
Step 2. Take a small strip from the back of the Right section
Step 3. Cross it over the front and combine with the Left section
Step 4. Now, take a small section from the back of Left section
Step 5. Cross over and combine with the Right section
Step 6. It should begin creating a cross braid pattern like this
Step 7. Continue steps 2-5 until you have a full braid
To finish the look, I loosened up some of the sections to make it look more messy-casual and added a rose gold bow hair tie to give the braid polish.
I also included a second (easier) technique for a softer fishtail braid in the video as well in case the traditional technique proves to be a little tricky. ;) You can check out my past posts on hair here if you'd like to see more tutorials as well.
I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and if you try out this hairstyle then feel free to leave a pic of your look on my Facebook page. Let me know in the comments below what tutorial you'd like to see next!