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Fishtail Braid

The fishtail is a fun twist on the classic braid with a more intricate, bone-like structure. Check out our step by step guides for clear instructions on how to create cool hairstyles.

What you need to create this look
15 minutes
  • Bold Control Hairspray
Step by step
  •  Rough blow dry to add texture before you start your braid.
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    Rough blow dry to add texture before you start your braid.
  •  Sweep all of your hair over one shoulder using a brush.
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    Sweep all of your hair over one shoulder using a brush.
  •  Separate the hair into three sections and start braiding as you normally would for a classic braid.
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    Separate the hair into three sections and start braiding as you normally would for a classic braid.
  •  As soon as the braid starts to take shape, separate the hair which is still loose into 2 sections and cross them over.
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    As soon as the braid starts to take shape, separate the hair which is still loose into 2 sections and cross them over.
  •     Take a small section of hair from the right half and bring it over to the left.
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    Take a small section of hair from the right half and bring it over to the left.
  •     Take a small section of the left half and bring it over to the right. Pull tight.
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    Take a small section of the left half and bring it over to the right. Pull tight.
  •     Repeat this this motion until you get to the ends.
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    Repeat this this motion until you get to the ends.
  •     Secure with a hair elastic.
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    Secure with a hair elastic.
  •     Spray hair generously with Bold Control Hairspray to maintain your style and prevent any unwanted flyaways.
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    Spray hair generously with Bold Control Hairspray to maintain your style and prevent any unwanted flyaways.
  •     Gently pull the pull the braid outwards with your hands to make it appear thicker.
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    Gently pull the pull the braid outwards with your hands to make it appear thicker.

If you're bored of styling your hair in a classic braid, then you should know about the fishtail braid. Although this style looks impressive, it's actually a lot easier to create than it looks. Simply follow the easy video tutorial above!

A modern classic

An updated version of the braid that we all know and love, it's at once familiar and fresh, simple and sophisticated. It's one of the most on-trend hairstyles out there at the moment, but we do have a feeling that this style will be sticking around for a while. 

This also happens to be a super versatile style that will work just as well for chilling out on the weekend as it will for a party. If it's not already in your hairstyle repertoire, then make room for it!

You will need:

- A brush

- A blow dryer

- Bold Control Hairspray

Get the look

Simply follow the easy video tutorial above to to get the look.

Step one

Spray Bold Control Hairspray throughout the lengths of your hair. Then, rough blow dry your locks to add texture before you start your braid.

Step two

Sweep all of your hair over one shoulder using a brush.

Step three

Separate the hair into three sections and start braiding as you normally would for a classic braid.

Step four

As soon as the braid starts to take shape, separate the hair which is still loose into 2 sections and cross them over.

Step five

Take a small section of hair from the right half and bring it over to the left.

Step six

Take a small section of the left half and bring it over to the right. Pull tight.

Step seven

Repeat this motion until you reach the ends of your hair.

Step eight

Secure the braid a with an invisible hair tie.

Step nine

Spray hair generously with the Bold Control Hairspray to maintain your style and prevent any unwanted flyaways.

Step ten

Gently pull the pull the braid outwards with your hands to make it appear thicker.

So there you have it: one fishtail braid. Enjoy!

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