Need a fancy hairstyle in a hurry? This fishtail braid is the answer, it’s quick and easy to do and looks gorgeous.

  1. Separate the hair into two parts.                                                                               YT fishtail braid
  2. Take a small strand from one side and cross over to the middle. Do the same with the other side.                                   YT fishtail braid
  3. Keep repeating taking small strands from each side and crossing over and the braid will begin to take shape. Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 9.01.46 am Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 9.02.03 am Yt fishtail braid
  4. Tie the end off with a hair tie and pull the braid slightly to give it more texture and size if you wish. Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 9.03.23 am
  5. Your braid is complete.                                                                                                YT fishtail braid

I was under instruction to learn this by my daughter as she wanted one in her hair and now I know, it’s so easy.

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  • my daughter loves this style!


  • I wish I had thick hair so I could do braids – but fine hair looks awful in braids.


  • Looks very different to a lot of plaits and seems quite simple to do too


  • That looks really nice, just lovely.


  • Wow, this is fantastic. I’ve never been able to braid other people’s hair, let alone my own. I love these videos and what they teach in terms of simple hairstyles.


  • gorgeous & my 4yr would love it, although she has curly hair so I’m sure it wouldn’t be as easy as it looks or as good :)


  • I do feel having young nibble fingers is a plus.
    Doing braids was easy when my daughter was young not so now ..arthritis makes for messy and loose braids …thankfully though she is a master herself.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Very pretty, I love fishtails !


  • Im hopeless with things like this but lucky for me i have a hairdresser daughter.


  • I have always wondered how to make this braid. I have made a lot of side Else braids. This will add to my repertoire.


  • this looks more complicated than it is to do! this is quick and easy to get the hang of.


  • This hairstyle is so pretty it looks so easy to do although I’m not so sure if I can pull it off. I think it’s elegant and can look lovely for a special occasion


  • We do all kind of braids, including this one. It helps against the hair getting tangled and it’s pretty too :)


  • my girls love this style :)


  • The braid look’s fabulous and would suit my long hair! Thanks.


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