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Mermaid Fin Braid and Updo Hairstyle

2 French Braid Hairstyles

mermaid braid hairstyles

Both of these cute french braided hairstyles (in the image above) were created by using a plait we are calling the  "Mermaid Fin Braid."  The Princess pointed out that the braid's triangular shape reminds her of a Mermaid's tail, or fin! 

french braid hairstyle
This Mermaid Braid hairstyle is quite unique looking, but is also fairly easy and quick to create! You will start by making a set of pigtails, then french braid them together, forming the triangular shaped braid. This is a great hairstyle for long hair. If you are working with shorter hair, it might help to make the pigtails closer together (to give you more length to work with.)
mermaid fin braid
You could either leave the mermaid braid "as is" or create a fun braided updo by pulling the braid inside out (as shown in our hairstyle video tutorial below.) The Princess wears the regular mermaid fin to school quite often, as it is a cute 5 minute hairstyle that stays in place well throughout the day. The curly updo could work for a special occasion such as church, a flower girl, prom, communion, recital, wedding, etc.
cute updo hairstylecurly updo

Braided updo with curls
We created the curls for the updo using our regular old curling iron, then used a few bobby pins to help place the curls where we wanted them to fall.

The "how to mermaid fin braid video tutorial" Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

The Princess and I have really enjoyed both of these cute hairstyles.  Feel free to pin on Pinterest and share on Facebook!

Whould you like to comment?

  1. Oh wow I have never seen anything like that mermaid fin braid before, that is so cool :D

  2. i know what im wearing tomorrow

  3. Nice hairstyles.Thanks this helped me a lot.

  4. Awesome! Greetings from Berlin, Germany!

  5. Really pretty and easy! I did this on my daughter just now and she loves it :)
    She says thanks.

    Also i have a 5 month old daughter. i cant wait for her to grow up so that i can try yr "oh-so-cute" toddler hairstyles! :)

  6. This is exactly what I was looking for..a unique updo! Really beautiful hairstyles.

  7. This hair style is adorable...reflecting a story of beauty and innocence.

  8. I love these french braids they are very unique and stylish.

  9. ionic cermanic hair dryerJune 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    It looks fine with pony and after finalizing both..

  10. perfect n easy to make. may god bless u

  11. These are really cute!i just wish i was able to do them on myself!b

  12. Thanks to you, my daughter is rocking so many hairstyles and EVERYONE comments on how good they look. I'm looking like a pro hairstylist thanks to you and all your great videos! Thanks a million!

  13. Cool it really looks like a mermaid fin! But when i do it my hair is toooo curly and frizzy what should i do?

  14. Can you do this hairstyle on yourself? Did you ever try it on yourself??

  15. Hey, this stuff id so way cool, my friends were sooo jealous when they saw my hair that my arch enemy, Zeina Samarah ( search her up ) was almost about to faint at my hairstyle!

  16. "id" is actually is
    Sorry guys

  17. Love your hairstyles ur right they're for


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