How to Make Fishtail Braid Hairstyle?

This article is a tutorial of fishtail braid hairstyle. Here we will tell you how to make fishtail braid hairstyle and then how to convert it into a classy bun or updo. A fishtail braid is one of the intricate hairstyles that needs lots of practice. It is a universal hairstyle that matches with every outfit. Whether it is traditional or western outfit you can team it with any dress. And on the top of it, it suits every occasion as well. All you have to do is play with your braid to achieve different hairstyle like the one (fishtail braid bun) we have done for you.

Steps to Make Fishtail Braid Hairstyle:

1.) Create a Ponytail

Create a ponytail to make fishtail braid hairstyle

Comb your hair thoroughly to remove all the knots, then gather them at the side and create a pony. A ponytail is the best way to work on the fishtail braid. It secures your hair and thus you can braid them without any problem. It is your wish whether you want to make fishtail braid hairstyle at the back or at the sides. Gather the hair at the back and tie an elastic band for back fishtail braid and for side braid make the pony at the side. To make your hairstyle fancy you can make a thin classic braid and wrap it on the hair like a band like in the image above. If you are using an elastic band to secure then use a throwaway band that you can cut later.

2.) Divide your Ponytail

Divide your Ponytail to make fishtail braid hairstyle

Divide your ponytail to make fishtail braid hairstyle. Split your pony into two neat sections. A classic braid requires three sections however, this braid needs only two sections. Make sure these sections are neat in the beginning later you can pull its pieces to get a messy hairstyle.

3.) Start Weaving the Sections

Start Weaving the Sections to make fishtail braid hairstyle

Once you have split your pony into two neat sections it’s time to begin weaving. For this use your fingers to separate a small section of the hair from the edge around the elastic band. Cross a small section of the right section and mix it to the left section. All you have to do is overlapping of small sections of hair from one section to the other. Hold your hair tightly to tighten the braid. Repeat this and complete weaving.

4.) Maintain Evenness to Make Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Maintain Evenness to Make Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Continue the previous step, all the way down to the ends. Make sure that you pull small sections of hair from underneath for the crossover. Also, try to grab the section of hair of the same size for both the sections to make fishtail braid hairstyle.

5.) Finish the Hairstyle

Finish the Hairstyle to make fishtail braid hairstyle

Once you have completed the weaving till the ends secure your braid with an elastic braid. Then, carefully cut the throwaway elastic band that you used to tie the ponytail above with the scissors. To make this hairstyle messy you can pull the pieces of the braid to give it a messy look. Read more, to create a classy fishtail braided bun. If you wish to continue then do not cut the elastic bend.

6.) Stretch the Braid

Stretch the braid to make fishtail braid hairstyle

You can take your fishtail braid hairstyle a notch higher by making a nice soothing bun out of it. For the classy bun stretch your braid to give it tousled look. This will add sass to your hairstyle. This is the best way to make your hairstyle fuller and thicker.

7.) Twist Your Braid Into a Bun

Twist the braid to make fishtail braid hairstyle

Since we have created a side fishtail braid hairstyle so we are moving head for side bun. If you wish to make a bun at the back then make fishtail braid hairstyle at the back. Twist your side braid round and round to form a bun.

8.) Finish the Hairstyle

Finish the hairstyle to make fishtail braid hairstyle

 Once you have achieved the bun it’s time to secure so that it does not fall off. For this once you have twisted your braid, pin the end of the braid tightly. Make sure that you push the bobby pins through the elastic band to properly secure this hairstyle.