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How to Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair

Braids are an easy way to look great and stay cool in the summer heat, but the same old braid can get boring. How to Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair; Scizzors; Shrewsbury, MAYou can change it up with the newly trending braid called the fishtail. It looks complicated, but it is actually relatively easy to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair!

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Supplies

You will need three items to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair:z

  • A hair brush
  • Mirror
  • One hair tie

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 1

The first step to learn how to fishtail braid your own hair is to separate your freshly brushed hair into two segments. When first learning how to fishtail braid your own hair, it is easiest to try to braid off to one side of your head. This way you can see what you’re doing! To facilitate this explanation we will refer to the strand closest to the front of your face as strand A, and the strand closest to the back of your head will be called strand B.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 2

The next step in learning how to fishtail braid your own hair is to select a small portion of hair from strand A. For best results, you should choose the portion of strand A closest to the front of your face. Move this portion to the inner part of strand B.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 3

Now that this portion of strand A has become a part of strand B, you choose a portion of hair from strand B to become part of strand A. As within the prior step in learning how to fishtail braid your own hair, you must choose a portion of strand B that is farthest from strand A. In this case, it is the portion that is closest to the back of your head. Now, you should bring this portion of strand B to the inner part of strand A.

Fishtail Braid Your Own Hair: Step 4

To complete the rest of the braid, repeat steps 2 and 3 of how to fishtail braid your own hair. Continue to bring portions from the outer part of strand A to the inner portion of strand B, and then bring portions from the outer part of strand B to the inner portion of strand A.

You now have a fun and easy hairstyle for the summer. Stop by our salon– Scissors in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts — to show us how your fishtail braid turned  out. Or contact us for an appointment if you’d like more hands on instruction, a summer trim or even a new summer look.

What other easy summer styles do you use? Do you have any tips on different types of braids?

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