5 Popular Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid Hairstyles for Women

When I was a child, I used to envy my friends who used to come to school with fishtail braid. I always thought how on earth this hairstyle was recreated. I also thought their mom’s must be super talented. When I told my mom about it, she from somewhere learnt it and taught me. Trust me, that was the day I realized what it actually means to be a wonder kid. But after a couple of days, after I got a hold of this hairstyle, I realized how stupid I was to have missed such a beautiful and astonishingly simple technique of braiding all through.

Now, for all those who already gained degree in fishtail braid and are looking for a different style, here are the top 5 beautiful variations of fishtail braid that you should definitely give a try. Let’s get started and learn more about 5 popular fishtail braid..

Three Strand Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

Yeah I know the name sounds complicated as fishtail braid is done with two strands in general. But relax; when you put this hairstyle into practice, it is actually very simple. Check out the steps mentioned in the video once or twice and you shall get a hold of it. The equipments used in this hairstyle are same as that of a regular fishtail braid. There is slight variation in the technique and that is it. Once you understand the technique, it is the same all the way down. You can try out this braid even when your hair is greasy. Let us now check out the details of the hairstyle.

3 Strand Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

Requirements

Length & Texture of Hair

The length of the hair should be long or at least below the shoulder level. The braiding is hardly visible when done of short hair. Rather it is not possible.

The texture of the hair can be literally anything. It really doesn’t matter. As long as you can braid with your hair, you can set the table on fire.

Equipments Required

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic

Time Taken: 7 to 10 minutes

Occasion: Office, Dates, Casual Wear, Vacations

Procedure for Three Strand Fishtail Braid

Any kind of fishtail braid takes time. So try recreating this hairstyle when you have ample time in your hand. To finish off the braiding soon, you have to take large chunks of hair to crossover and that ruins the beauty of fishtail braid. In this particular hairstyle give proper importance to the hair partition. Do not divide hair in a way that all the three strands are of equal size. Let them differ in thickness. If you don’t wish to have a side braid, you can braid at the back too. But braiding sideways is easy and beautiful as well. You can hide the elastic used at the end by wrapping hair around it if you wish. Here is the video for you. Check it out carefully.

Double Dutch Fishtail Bun Hair Style

Now this hairstyle is achieved by combining two braids that are completely different. However, fishtail is the hero of this hairstyle, though you can replace it with Dutch braid. In this hairstyle, the two techniques of braiding are combined so beautifully that I knew I should give this hairstyle a try on the day I came across this video. For your consideration the link that redirects you to the video is mentioned below. This is the go to hairstyle on bad hair days. Every girl goes through bad hair days and with hairstyles like these you can compromise for a couple of days. Let’s get started.

Double Dutch Fishtail Bun Hair Style

Requirements

Length & Texture of Hair

The length of the hair can be either medium or long. Though long hair is better, it can be recreated on medium length hair too. Short hair women can adopt the styling that is followed at the forehead even if formation of bun is not quite possible.

Equipments Needed

  • Pins to separate and hold hair away from one another
  • Hair brush
  • Elastic
  • Bobby pins

Time Taken: 10 to 12 minutes

Occasion: Dates, Wedding, Vacation, Office

Procedure for Double Dutch Fishtail Braid

For the first timers, the procedure looks slightly complicated. But as you practice it once or twice, you will master the hairstyle. If you don’t wish to play around with Dutch braid, go for French braid. The way the bun is created absolutely needs practice. Don’t lose your heart with your failed attempts. If have know any other kind of bun making, go for it. It hardly makes any difference. Pull out the stitches of the braid after you are done with the braiding part. That is the actual beauty of the hairstyle. If you have bangs, include them in the hairstyle instead of setting them loose as loose bangs interrupt the visibility of the braid. Here is the video. Have a look.

Laced Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

The laced fishtail braid follows the same technique of regular fishtail braid. Fishtail braid is combined with lace braid give raise to laced fishtail braid. You will have to learn the lace braid which is an introduction. However it is not rocket science. If you check out the video, you will realize how easy it is to recreate lace braid. You can replace the lace braid with Dutch and French braid if you wish. No complicated equipments or styling tools are needed for this hairstyle. Also, you can go for it any time irrespective of the condition of your hair. let us now check out the other important details of the hairstyle.

Laced Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

Requirements

Length & Texture of Hair

The length of the hair should be long. The fishtail braid at the end that is recreated is only possible with long hair. Women with short and medium hair can recreate lace braid by exempting the fishtail braid.

The texture of the hair though doesn’t really matter, silky and shiny hair is the best bets. If you have time straighten your hair before you start braiding.

Equipments Needed

  • Hair crush
  • Elastic

Time Taken: 10 to 13 minutes

Occasion: Office, Dates, Vacation, Party               

Procedure for Laced Fish Braid

The procedure involved for recreation of laced fishtail braid is super simple. Though a lot of time is consumed while recreating the fishtail braid, it is not at all complicated. If you get to know the braiding technique of lace braid, you are all set to go. For this hairstyle, it is better to include bangs in the lace braid, instead of setting loose. This improves the visibility of the braid along with keeping your face away from the irritation of hair. if you wish to have a smooth look, pull out the baby hair instead of sporting a blunt look. Here is the video. Please check it out.

Fishtail Crown Braid Hairstyle

Fishtail crown braid is the easiest crown cum bun I have ever come across. If you are a professional in recreating the fishtail braid, you will undoubtedly rock this look. There is nothing you got to do for this hairstyle except braiding the fishtail. The hair partition makes this hairstyle very much different from other fishtail braid variations. For summers, this hairstyle is the best bet. It keeps you away from the heck of loose hair without compromising on the style. When your hair is greasy, this hairstyle proves to be your savior.

Fishtail Crown Braid Hairstyle

Requirements

Length & Texture of Hair

The length of the hair can be either medium or long. If your hair is voluminous, this hairstyle turns several heads around. Though it can look great on fine hair, you need to know how to fan out the stitches of the fishtail braid.

The texture of hair is not a matter of concern.

Equipments Needed

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic

Time Taken: 6 to 10 minutes

Occasion: Office, College, Dates, Vacation

Procedure for Fishtail Crown Braid

Here is the link that redirects you to the video where you can check out the steps involved in the recreation of fishtail braid. Have a look. Check out the video once and you shall get a hold of the hairstyle. The model in the video has chosen centre partition. You can go for side partition too. If you wish to have bangs or baby hair falling on your face, decide it before you start braiding. Curl the bangs for a better effect. The video shows two ways of finishing the hairstyle. I personally prefer the first one.

Topsy Tail Fishtail With Dutch Braid

The topsy tail fishtail braid is a hairstyle that is again achieved in combination with the fishtail braid and Dutch braid. However, the finished look completely differs from the double Dutch fishtail braid, though both the hairstyles are achieved by combining the techniques of fishtail braid as well as the Dutch braid. This hairstyle is similar to the regular fishtail braid, if not for the Dutch braid. The forehead is well styled with Dutch braid which is reflected in the fishtail braid. Let us now check out the other details of the hairstyle.

Topsy Tail Fishtail With Dutch Braid

Requirements

Length & Texture of Hair

Long hair is the best bet. But medium length hair is also good to go. Thick hair give out better look compared to fine hair, though this doesn’t mean women with fine and thin hair should stay out of this hairdo.

Curly and wavy hair offers a very beautiful look. If you have time, curl your hair. Otherwise just go with the flow.

Equipments Needed

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic
  • Bobby pin

Time Taken: 7 to 10 minutes

Occasion: Casual, Vacation, Prom, Office, College

Procedure for Fishtail With Dutch Braid

The braid that is being explained in this section starts with Dutch braid. If Dutch braid is not your strong suit, you can shift to French braid. While recreating this hairstyle, it is better if you go for side partition. Include bangs in the hairstyle for better output. If you wish, let the baby hair do all the work for you instead of bangs. Here is the link for the video. Click on it and check out the steps. Fan out the stitches at the end. Do not give up this step.

Hope you have liked these super cool variations of fishtail braid. If you have any suggestions, questions or compliments, do drop your valuable comments. We are extremely eager to hear from you. If you have given any of these hairstyles a try, send in your pictures. You will be a standing inspiration to our other beautiful readers. For more hairstyles go to http://www.stylesamba.com/category/hairstyles/

For all my wonderful readers who could not make peace with fishtail braid, it’s high time. Check out the video below and learn it right away. You will absolutely love these everyday fishtail braids.

This is the most amazing video of fishtail braid I have ever come across. Hope this helps.

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