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Monday, December 30, 2013

How to Do a Fishtail Braid

Still haven't learned how to fishtail braid? This simple fishtail braid tutorial will make you an expert -- instantly

Step 1: Create a ponytail

To begin, gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use a throwaway rubber band -- one that you can cut away with scissors at the end. 

Step 2: Divide your ponytail

Next, split your ponytail evenly into two sections. Unlike the classic braid, a fishtail braid only requires two sections.  

Step 3: Begin weaving

Use your finger to separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge near the rubber band and cross it over to the opposite side (overlapping just like you would if you were doing a standard braid). Re-grip your hair to tighten braid, still holding two sections. Repeat with a small section from the other side.  

Step 4: Maintain evenness

Continue overlapping pieces from both sides of your ponytail, all the way down to your ends. Be sure to pull small sections from underneath to cross over, and try to grab the same size (about a half inch) sections from each side.  

Step 5: Finish Your Look

Once you've woven your hair down to the ends, secure the fishtail braid with another elastic. Then, use scissors to carefully cut out the elastic at the base of your ponytail. Finish your fishtail braid by gently tugging on your braid with your fingers to loosen it for an effortless look. 

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