If you are looking for an elegant, romantic or edgy manner to style your long hair, consider wearing a fish tail braid hairstyle. Fishtail braids are a very intricate type of braid that is appropriate to wear to casual or dressy events. You can easily create a fishtail hairstyle that fits your personality and sense of style.
How to Create a Fish Tail Braid
Before considering what type of fishtail hairstyles you want to practice, you will need to do a basic fishtail braid. Practice this braid on someone else before braiding your own hair. Pull hair back into ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Separate the hair into two separate sections. Grab the left section of the hair with your left hand and the right section of the hair with your right hand. Take a small strand of hair from the outside of the left section, cross it over the left section and combine it with the right section. Take a small strand of hair from the outside of the right section, cross it over the right section and combine it with the left section. Repeat the process until you reach the end of your hair and then secure with another elastic band.
Sleek and Shiny
For a professional-looking fishtail braid hairstyle, consider wearing hair in a sleek, shiny and tight fishtail braid. This look works well on long hair without layers. The sleek and shiny fishtail braid is appropriate to wear to the office or as an everyday look. This is a no-fuss fishtail hairstyle that will keep hair out of your face and eyes. Start the look by combing a small dollop of shine serum through tresses. If your hair is wavy, run a straightener through locks to create a sleek look. Pull hair up into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Tightly weave your hair into a fishtail braid and secure the end with another elastic band. Spray the braid with hairspray.
Soft and Romantic
A soft and romantic fishtail braid is the perfect hairstyle to wear when going on a date, to a wedding or a night on the town with the girls. This is a slightly messy and flirty look that can work on hair with or without layers. Start this look by combing a texturizing pomade through tresses. If your hair is straight, wrap large sections of hair around a curling iron to add waves. Use fingers to pull hair off to the side into a low ponytail. Weave hair into a loose fishtail braid. Secure the end with an elastic band and cover band with a ribbon.
Consider wearing hair in an edgy fishtail hairstyle for a concert or date. This look incorporates the fishtail braid to create an interesting and modern updo that resembles a Mohawk. This look requires very long hair that does not have layers. Start this look by pulling hair up into a high ponytail. Secure hair with an elastic band. Tightly braid the hair into fishtail braid but leave a small section of hair out of the braid. When you finish the braid, secure its end with an elastic band. Take the small section of hair left out of the braid and wrap it around the elastic band located at the base of the ponytail. Secure the section with a few bobby pins. Pull braid forward in a straight line so that it aligns between your eyes. Fold the end of the braid underneath and pin it with bobby pins. Pin the entire braid down to the top of your head with bobby pins.