Do you love fishtail braids as much as we do? Hope you enjoy this fun, woven variation! This braid has a trendy, bohemian feel to it. You may have noticed how popular fishtail braids (of all kinds) are right now..... demonstrated in a big way at Coachella.
Today our video tutorial is a spin-off of a hairstyle you might remember us posting last year called the "rope stitched fishtail braid." The Princess wears our rope stitched braid quite often to school. We decided to try the hairstyle using a micro fishtail braid instead of a rope braid recently, and actually ended up loving it even more than the original, so of course we wanted to share it with you!
As shown in our video tutorial (below) I stretched the outside edges of our braid slightly to make it look fuller and thicker. But if you prefer more of a disheveled or effortless looking braid, you can deconstruct the edges of the larger fishtail as much (or as little) as you want, to achieve the perfect state of "messiness" for your liking.
However messy or sleek looking you decide to make this braid, we just love the unique look of the small fishtail braid weaving in and out of the larger fishtail, sort of like a "peek-a-boo braid" effect.
As you can see, we chose to create this braid in a ponytail for our tutorial. I was actually planning on making a side braid, but it ended up looking kind of awkward on our "plastic patty" since she doesn't have shoulders for the braid to rest on hahaha! For a more "grown up" look, you can make a low side braid or center braid without using an elastic at the top (if you prefer it over a ponytail.)
Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
- 1 medium size elastic
- 1 small elastic
- Alligator clip or similar (optional)
- Fairly long hair
Double Fishtail Stitched Braid Video Tutorial. Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.