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How To: Fishtail Braid

Jessica Palmer

I absolutely love fishtail braids! It is my go to style when I want to look polished in a flash...I typically do them to the side and with volume so I don't feel like I'm bald...plus I mean what's the point of an intricate braid unless you get to enjoy seeing it too! I posted this look from a recent shoot on IG (um are you following me? Get on it! @polishandpout) and the consensus was that we needed to post a tutorial.

The best part about this hairstyle is that it looks incredibly complicated when it's actually quite simple! It only involves two sections of hair. A few tips: the smaller of strands you work with while braiding, the more fine, thin boned look you'll get. But thick pieces work great too! It's all about preference and how much time you have. Try this look on dirty hair with a little dry shampoo. The perfect way to skip a wash (don't worry I won't tell!).I always tease the crown and pin back the front of the hair into some version of some up and some down for added height! After you finish the braid you can rearrange or even sometimes take out the hair pins!

 

 

 

So here's the video...braids are best learned in live motion I think! It's an oldie but a goodie! Enjoy!

 

 

Cheers to Braids, Beauty, and Dirty Hair,