Fishtail braid ponytail tutorial

/ 05.14.2014
Fishtail pony
Fishtail pony

Ponytails and braids can be the best of friends when styled right, as proven by this fishtail pony hybrid. Before we get too caught up in trying to decide whether or not we should term this style 'the seahorse' (pretty majestic, don't you think?) we would like to point out that it's the perfect way to add a fresh new dimension to a classic pony.

The fishtail part itself is actually pretty small which makes it easier to do than a regular full-length braid. Not only that, the way the hair is secured then braided makes the technique a whole lot less fiddly than usual, too!

Keep reading to find out how to get the look...

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Iron Straight Heatspray
Flat iron
Hair ties
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: To get the smooth, straight texture the model in the photo has, apply Iron Straight Heatspray and flat iron. Start with the bottom layers and work your way up through the rest of the hair.

Step two: Brush all of your hair back and gather into a low pony at the nape of your neck. Secure with a small hair tie then use a section of hair to camouflage it. Pin underneath to hold it in place.

Step three: Fishtail braid about 1/2 to 1/3 of the pony, depending on hair length. To do this, split the hair in two, take a strand from underneath one half, pass it over the top then underneath the opposite strand. Do the same on the other side and repeat until the braid is long enough.

Step four: Secure at the ends with another hair tie and camouflage it the exact same way as before.

Step five: Mist with Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Happy styling!

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