A fishtail braid... with a twist
Hey guys! Our video tutorial this week is on a fun variation of the ever popular and trendy fishtail braid, which we are calling the "twisted edge fishtail."
We love that this braid tends to hold up quite well and would be perfect for school, work, sports, and other occasions.
The basic idea and inspiration for this braid came from a combination of several techniques which we have shown in past videos: A "feather braid" a "scallop braid" and of course, a "fishtail braid." Unlike the scallop braid, we chose to remove just one strand at a time from the fishtail, while keeping these strands closer to the original braid as they are added back in. This is what creates the twisted pattern along both sides of the braid.
I'm loving the illusion of how thick this braid makes the Princess's slightly fine hair look. So pretty! Of course, if you wanted an even thicker looking braid, you could stretch the strands along both sides of the braid, which would give the braid even more dimension and "puffiness."
Like most fishtails, this braid is a little more time consuming than some braids, but really not too bad. I would plan on about 5-8 minutes to complete your braided ponytail (although this will depend largely upon the length of hair you are working with.)
If you so desire, this braid can also be wrapped up into a bun, forming a beautiful patterned updo.
Supplies needed to create this style:
- 2 hair ties/elastics (1 for the top of the braid, and 1 for the bottom.)
- Water, gel, hair wax, pomade (etc.) to help control flyaways.
Twisted Edge Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)