I’ve really been digging fishtail braids lately. So today I thought I would share some of the different types of fishtail braids and a tutorial for each one! Not only are these super cute on their own, but also in other hairstyles. You can check out some of my tutorials including fishtails here.
Before we start I just want to mention that you can always leave your braids tight if that the look you are into. I’m personally just into loose and messy braids, so those are the braids I do! You can learn how I achieve big voluminous braids here!
Now lets begin!
This is simply your classic fishtail!
- Start by dividing your hair into two even sections.
2. For a fishtail you simply cross a small section of hair from one side to the other, like in the pictures above. Remember to alternate which side you are crossing over.
3. Continue this process all the way down the hair. This is how things should be looking so far.
4. Once you reach the bottom of the hair tie off the braid and loosen it up to add some volume!
INVERTED / DUTCH FISHTAIL
This braid is similar to a french fishtail (keep scrolling for that one), just inverted or flipped to give it more volume. It is most often used in other looks and not just by itself. But, to keep things simple I will be showing it to you alone!
- Start with a small section at the crown of your head and splitting it in two.
2. Then we start with the same process as a regular fishtail, except placing the small section underneath instead of over. Again, remember to alternate which sides you are crossing under.
3. Once you have crossed over the first two pieces, you will then start adding in small sections of hair. For this, you will cross the section, then take a piece from the side you originally came from and cross it under with the piece you just crossed.
4. You will then repeat that until all the hair is added in.
5. Continue with an inverted fishtail (pieces under, not over) until you reach the bottom of you hair. Tie off your braid and pull apart to add volume.
This is your classic french fishtail, kind of like a mix of the first two braids.
- Again, start by making a small section on the crown of your head and splitting it in two.
2. Start with a regular fishtail, crossing small strands over to the other section.
3. You will then start adding in small sections of hair with every piece you cross over. For example, you cross a section from the left to the right, then add a piece from the left and cross it to the right with the other.
4. Continue step 3 until all of your hair is added in and then continue with a regular fishtail.
5. Finally, tie off your braid and loosen it up.
That’s all for today, I hope you found this helpful! Remember to share your recreations with me on Instagram.
Thanks for reading!