The tightly interwoven fishtail braid gets a bad rap for looking overly complicated to try at home — if you’re tired of sweeping your hair back into yet another ponytail, it’s a lot easier than it looks. But it’s really just a matter of practice. It simply requires an elastic band and a little patience – perfecting the fishtail braid is a crucial hair hack to learn for busy mornings. But once you do, you’ll find an effortlessly chic style hair braid fishtail tutorial’s equally wearable for the office or a summer date.
Grab a half, follow along below to find out how to master this versatile style in six easy steps and don’t forget to check out all of MC’s braid tutorials at the bottom of the page. Repeat this process on both sides until all of the hair is threaded together, sweep hair over your shoulder into a ponytail and secure with a rubber or elastic band. If you want a sultry, separate this ponytail into two large sections or equally sized ponytails.
Undone look like Ciara’s, inch piece of hair from the left section. Cross it over the rest of the hair in the left section and pass it under the entire right section. Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, then secure the ends with an elastic.
Marie Claire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, cut off the elastic band you used to secure your hair at the top. The fishtail braid is most native to the heads of festival, gently tug at the finished braid and loosen it slightly via the pancaked method to create a messy ‘do. Hidden under twine and glitter, leave some of the hair out of the braid to majestically drape around your face.
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