Fishtail Braid Tutorial

When I was little, I taught myself how to french braid, on my own head, via trial and error. Turns out my mom was also self taught when SHE was little! Clearly it’s in the blood.

So you can imagine my surprise when one of my lovlies came to me and asked for a braid tutorial. Though I think she’s a minority in this situation, (sorry Amber), I’ll be working with her one on one with her braiding! BUT, this motivated me to teach an even SIMPLER braid that’s hot right now, and not many people know how to do it.

The fishtail braid is great for those with little coordination. Instead of using three strands like the classic braid, you only use two!

K! Here we go!

1. Part your hair into two even sections

2. Take a small strand of hair from the right section and bring it over to the left side (Make sure to take small sections, or it will look more like a regular braid)

3. Repeat on the other side, taking a small piece of hair from the left and ADDING it to the section on the right

4-5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the fishtail is complete

6. (Suggested but not pictured:) Pull the braid apart to “fatten” it up for a more lived in bohemian look, OR wear this on the side!

Just keep swimming ;) AJ