As I mentioned earlier, I'm trying to expand my hair style repertoire. I decided to dip my toes into the fancy braiding styles with the fishtail braid! After watching several tutorials, and taking a deep breath here's how it turned out...
Here's what I did...
1. I have stick straight hair, so the day before I wore it in a braid. Then, that night I just barely dampened my hair, re-braided it as tightly as I could and slept on it.
2. Pull the sides back, like you would for a regular half-up style and smooth the top and sides (that's really important because it will get big, unattractive bumps if you don't). Then start fishtailing!
3. For a fishtail, separate the sides you pulled pack into two pieces. First, take a small piece from the outer edge of the left piece and bring it over to the center of the right piece. Next, take a small piece from the outer edge of the right piece and bring it over to the center of the left piece. Repeat until you have a fishtail! You could do all the way down or even your whole head (see below)!
4. I gave the top of my head a quick spritz of hairspray and ran my fingers though it, partly to fix the little bumps and partly to give the style a more careless feel.
And you're done!
As I mentioned before, I love the Luxy Hair Youtube Channel! This is their wonderful video tutorial for this style!
Happy hair day!