If you haven’t already hopped on the fishtail bandwagon, now is your chance! Fishtail braids look intricate and well thought out, but are actually even easier to execute than regular braids. Fishtail pigtails? Now they’re just darn cute… and super easy to wear to school, work or out with friends! Keep reading for my super easy fishtail pigtail (now that’s a name!) tutorial below.
Step 1: Divide Hair Into Two Sections
To begin, divide your hair in two sections. Feel free to part your hair however you feel comfortable, but I always go for the middle part! I used this Connair Lift and Tease Comb to part my hair and give it a little volume!
Step 2: Secure Section With an Elastic
Use a small clear elastic to secure your pigtails. I’ve been using these Scunci clear elastics as they stay in place and don’t tug on my hair! Don’t worry – these elastics are temporary and will help with creating a fishtail braid.
Step 3: Create a Fishtail Braid
Next, divide your ponytail into two sections. Divide a small section from the outer portion of one section, and feed it into the inner portion of the other section. Repeat this process. Remember: outer to inner. It sounds complicated, but once you get the hang of it – it’s super simple!
Step 4: Secure Fishtail With An Elastic
Once you’ve finished your fishtail braid, secure it gently with another clear elastic. This one stays in!
Step 5: Remove First Elastic
Now it’s time to remove the first elastic at the top of your braid. Don’t worry if “mess up” the braid, we’re going for a messy, laid back look!
Step 6: Pull Apart Braid
Next, to make your fishtail braid more voluminous, gently pull the outer pieces of the braid until you’re satisfied. If you’d rather a more put together look, keep your fishtail braids as is!
Step 7: Add A Little Drama!
Now for the main event! To give this look a little drama, add a choker (aka head wrap!). I decided to use this adorable Scunci Gold Studded Flower and Ribbon Choker for this look!
Step 8: Secure With Bobby Pins
Secure your head wrap with a few bobby pins so it doesn’t budge!
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Thank you to Scunci for sponsoring today’s post. As usual, all opinions are mine alone.