Just a quick video on how I do fishtail braids. I really like this in place of plaits because they give a really interesting effect. .

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Easy Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Instructions

Today’s tutorial is for a basic fishtail braid.
I hope you find it useful!
Start by brushing all of your hair over the shoulder on one side.
Divide it down the middle into two sections.
Take a small piece from the back of one side.
Pass it around the front and between the two large sections so it sits at the back of the second section.
Now take a small piece from the back of the second section and pass it around the front between the two and to the back of the first section.
If that makes sens, the visual probably helps a little more than the words.
Continue this motion alternating hair from side to side.
Take a piece from the back of one side, bring around to the front, between the two sections and through to the back of the other section.
It forms an interesting fishtail batter.
Here’s a close up so you can see the motion a little better.
I’m pulling from the back of each section, moving it over the top, through the hole between then around to the back of the other section.
Then it’s just a matter of repeating it all the way down.
Make sure you take even pieces of hair from both sides so both sides of the braid stay even.
Continue right to the end and tie it off.
It’s similar to plaiting but each movement you make, you’re using one tiny section of hair rather than 3 even ones.
Once tied, you can pull the sections to puff them out more if you like.
Add a pretty flower and you’re all done!
It’s a nice alternative to traditional plaits!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching.