Fishtail braid ponytail tutorial

/ 04.16.2014
Get your own fishtail pony! (Shouldn't we call this a seahorse?)
Get your own fishtail pony! (Shouldn't we call this a seahorse?)
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Fishtail braids are a great alternative to a classic three-strand braid because they're just as versatile, only they create a completely different look. This fishtail pony is a great example because it combines two classic hairstyles to create what we would dearly love to name 'the seahorse'... or, simply put, a great new 'do.

It looks quite intricate but with a little practice, it's not nearly as difficult as it seems.

What you need:

Tail comb
Three hair ties
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Step one: After combing your hair through to remove any knots or tangles, split it into three sections. Clip the two sections on either side out of the way while you work on the hair in the middle.

Step two: Starting at the top of your head near the crown, start fishtail braiding the hair. As with a French braid, start with a small amount of hair then add small sections into the braid as you work your way down. If you need a little refresher on just how to do a fishtail, check out this video.

Step three: Once you reach the nape of your neck, secure the braid with a hair tie.

Step four: Let down the unbraided hair on either side. Using a comb, smooth it down and gather at the nape of the neck, leaving the fishtail visible. Secure with another hair tie over the top of the one you just used to hold the braid in place.

Step five: Fishtail braid the resulting pony and tie with one final elastic. Use your hands to pull the braid out a little after you secure it.

Step six: Spray some Bold Control Hairspray onto the palm of your hand and firmly smooth down the hair on either side of the braid. This will tame any existing flyaways and help to prevent new ones from forming during the day.

Step seven: Mist all over with hairspray and you're done!

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