Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Fishtail Braid Guide!

Style Trend: The FishtailBraid

Upgrade your Spring/Summer style by rocking the latest style trend, The Fishtail Braid. Everyone's trying it so why not give it a go? The only thing you need is about 5 minutes, a little creative ability and the need to get your hair off of your face. 
Follow these steps or head to for the entire read-up. 

Step 1: Pull hair back with your pointer fingers, as if you were going to wear your hair half up/half down.

Step 2: Split gathered hair into two sections

Step 3: Pull a chunk of hair from section two; this will be piece three for the time being.

Step 4: Cross piece three over section two.

Step 5: Join piece three with section one. Piece three is also now section one.

Step 6: Pull a chunk of hair out from section one; this will be piece four for the time being.

Step 7: Cross piece four over section one.

Step 8: Join piece four with section two. Piece four is also now section two.
Step 9: Hold both sections one and two in your left hand. Using your right pointer finger pull a chunk of hair up from the right side of your head from the hair hanging down; as if you are pulling hair to french braid.
Step 10: Cross this new piece over section two.

Step 11: Join this new, crossed piece with section one.
Step 12: Repeat steps nine through eleven, only hold sections one and two in your right hand and using your left pointer finger pull a chunk of hair from the left side of your head from the hair hanging down; as if you were french braiding.

Step 13: Pull sections one and two away from each other as if you were tightening a pony tail. (Don’t worry about the end result being too tight. This kind of braid always finds its way to become loose.)

Step 14: Keep repeating steps nine through thirteen and tightening until you can’t pull any more hair hanging down and tighten.

Step 15: Just like in the beginning of the tutorial you are going to pull a chunk of hair out of section two, only from the back/underside of section two.

Step 16: Cross this new piece of hair over section two.

Step 17: Join the new piece of crossed hair with section one.
Step 18: Repeat steps fifteen through seventeen only pull the piece of hair out of the back/underside of section one. Cross over the new piece over section one and join it with section two.
HERE IS A TIP! Make sure to keep tightening the braid, otherwise it will fall too much
Step 19: Continue fishtail all the way down and secure with a pony tail holder.
Step 20: Towards the bottom of the fishtail braid where you stopped pulling pieces from the hair that was hanging down may be a little too loose. Using bobby pins clean up any loose hairs that you want tucked in.

All Done! Click to Enlarge :)
VoilĂ ! You now have a fishtail braid! You can even add colored hair extensions  to add a little spice into the braid! Happy Braiding!

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