How To: the Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is a perfect way to pull your hair back while keeping a classy elegant look. Here are three easy steps to help you to achieve this lovely braid.




Start by brushing your hair and spraying some dry shampoo to add resistance and get the right texture. Then divide the hair into two equal sections.









Divide the two sections into two further sections, so you have four altogether, then take the outermost parts and cross them with each other in the middle. Let these parts stay on their new side of the parting. Then pull the hair tight. Continue doing this the same way the whole way through your hair.









Now you have a fishtail braid, but you’re not done quite yet! You don’t want the braid to look too neat or perfect. Use your hands to slowly and carefully drag each side diagonally to get a flat, careless look. Finish off with hairspray.

Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame