Every woman wants to see her hair styled easily yet with chic. We are thrilled with elaborate-looking dos which in reality are pretty simple. Fishtails are among them. You can wear them relaxed and sloppy, sleek and tight, wrapped around your head or twisted in a bun, blended with a pony or left loose on the cushion of luxurious locks. Fishtails adjust themselves to your type of hair and may look very versatile accordingly. Celebrities have been pleasing us with very memorable and distinct braided looks, and we couldn’t pass them without attention. Today braided hairstyles are being rocked at weddings, proms, parties, romantic dates and in every day life. Whether you have already tried them or not, you’ll find useful braiding tips and interesting ideas of braided hairstyles to adopt from the gallery below.
Tricks Of Fishtail Braid Hairstyles
A fishtail braid has an inverted pattern that is actually very simple to weave. Instead of 3 sections of hair you are working with only 2. The main principle is taking a strand of hair from the outside of one section and bringing it to the inside of the other section. Although the scheme itself is rather uncomplicated, you can link up your creativity and come up with some truly breathtaking braided looks. Here are a couple of braiding tips which may be handy.
Looser and more relaxed fishtails look more interesting and stylish than tight and uniform braids. When weaving a fishtail for a more distinct and elaborate look, you may vary the size of strands, like 1-inch section, 3-inch section, 2-inch section and all over again.
For a side fishtail you should make a low side pony first, securing your hair with an elastic that can be removed afterwards.
If your hair is not very thick, you can gain thickness, adding some texture with a curling iron and further backcombing, for instance.
Messy braided looks are currently extremely popular. You can either try to stretch your braid apart with your fingers to make it look looser or pull out occasional strands, which works great with layered haircuts.
Anyway, if you have never tried weaving a fishtail, just take a minute to practice. And look what fantastic dos you may create on its base.
Today’s Most Fabulous Braided Hairstyles
Let’s see all that in examples.
#1: Sweet and Soft Half Up Fishtail Braid
This fishtail braid is a little looser than the average plait, with a gentle touch to it, enhanced by the highlights. The ends of the side braids meet below the crown of the head and continue down into one gorgeous braid below. The freely hanging part of the braid is almost lost in the cloud of soft, touchable waves.