I recently wore this hairstyle in this post with Baby Cohen and had a few requests for a tutorial. I decided to include it in my Spring series because it really is a perfect hairstyle for the season. Fishtail braids are just as hip and with the warming up of the weather it’s nice to get your hair up and out of the way as it can be one minute warm or rainy and wet the next.
It is similar to the Dutch fishtail ponytail, except that this style goes over the head like a headband, while the other is an undercut style that has more of an edge.
Dutch fishtail pony
- Step 1 / Take a small section near the part and divide it in half for the braid.
- Step 2 / Start a Dutch fishtail braid by crossing a small piece from the back, underneath, and inserting it into the front part.
- Step 3 / Repeat step 2 with the front section, crossing a small section underneath and inserting it into the front half.
- Step 4 / Cross over the sections below and add them on the opposite side, but also start to incorporate strands of hair into the strands that they also cross.
- Step 5 / Once all the hair has been applied, a regular fishtail braid is completed.
- Step 6 / Gently pull on the sides of the braid to loosen it up and make it bigger.
- Step 7 / Sweep all hair into a ponytail and tie it with a rubber band.
- Step 8 / Wrap a piece of hair from the ponytail around the hair band and attach it with a hairpin.