Diy fishtail braid (step-by-step)

Happy Monday everyone! Now I’m sorry, because I was intending on doing a much more spectacular post today. But for quite a few reasons I was extremely busy over the last week and didn’t have time to work on a better post.

EmilyKate asked if we could do a step-by-step fishtail tutorial, so just like this post, if you ask us to do a tutorial, we’ll try our best to do it for you! Hopefully this will help all of you that struggle doing a fishtail braid!

So I wanted to show you how to do a fishtail braid step-by-step. I really like how with a fishtail braid you make it look so different by just adding bigger/smaller sections into the braid. It is also very easy to do, in fact if you know how to do a normal 3 strand plait you can definitely do this one. All it really comes down to is practice!

I’m sorry this isn’t the best video, and if I had of had more time it would’ve been better. (Disclaimer, my hair had previously been straightened a day or two before, so it’s not what my hair normally looks like.) Hope it helps! In the video I used bigger pieces but it’s really up to what look you’re going for, and how much time you have. 😉

Items Needed: Brush,  1 hair band, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes (depending on your hair length)

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by brushing the hair to remove any tangles…
  2. Separate the hair into two equal sections…
  3. Next take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section {in a reverse fishtail braid, you would go under the section of hair, and not over}…
  4. Now take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  5. Once it gets to hard to reach, bring the braid over your shoulder and continue the braid {only now it will seem like you’re doing a reverse fishtail because once you take the braid over your shoulder you need to bring the strands behind the braid instead of in front for your braid to work.}
  6. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  7. When you get to the end of your braid, secure it with a hair elastic.

Here’s the 4 basic braids post, for those of you who are interested:

Please feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you think of this post. If you still need more help with this braid, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer your question!



The 3 braid combo

I’m really sorry I didn’t post a hairstyle for the last post of the 6 in 6 days, I was really busy that day, and didn’t even realize until the next day that I hadn’t! Hopefully this makes up for it! 😉 From now on there will be a regular post each week (usually on a Monday.) Remember to subscribe for email notifications on new posts! Now lets get onto the hairstyle!

I saw a picture for this a while ago, but had never tried it before. I think it’s a really pretty, and unique hairstyle, and while it may be a difficult one to try on yourself, it’s great to do on other people! If you would like a diy tutorial on this hairstyle, please leave a comment below!


Items needed: Rat tail comb, brush, 2 small rubber elastics, 4-5 bobby pins.

  1.  Begin by parting the hair down the middle..
  2. then section off a crescent shaped bit of hair from the top of the part to above the ear, on either side of the head…
  3. tie back the remaining hair for the moment..
  4. Next lace braid from the part line on either side of the head until you run out of hair, finish off in a plait.
  5. Un-tie the remaining hair and french braid until you reach just above the nape of the neck…
  6. Finish off in a fishtail braid..
  7. Now go back and grab your two lace braids, tying them together with an elastic around where the rosette is in the picture…
  8. then pancake the braids a little to make them look fuller…
  9. and form a bun shaped rosette, pin it to hold it in place, and you’re done!

I’ll remind everyone once more, that this is going to be a request run site, so basically you make the request and we’ll try to do the hairstyle for you!

Got a question? Ask away!