This hairstyle was inspired by a picture I saw recently. Of course it did not look like the picture, haha! I wanted to put two fishtail braids on top of each other, but when braiding I decided to push some extra pieces along the way and created this side-sweep effect in the back. Then I twisted the two braids for the finished look and am quite obsessed with how it developed. I love to wear braids during the summer and think that this look is a perfect way to make the old fishtail braid so special.
Fishtail Twisted Side Braid
- Step 1 / Start by splitting the hair on the same side of the head where you want to hang your braid. I put my part on the left side because my braid hangs over my left shoulder.
- Step 2 / Take part of the hair on the right side of the head from the part to the ear and start a fishtail French Braid.
- Step 3 / Braid the hair and angle it towards the center of the back of the head. When you pull the hair from the bottom of the braid, keep it close to the braid, as we form a second braid under this braid.
- Step 4 / Once the braid reaches the center of the back of the head, start applying the strands of hair that hang under the braid. Bring sections in so you can get closer to the right ear and work “backwards” to create the sweep effect you see in the end.
- Step 5 / When all the hair from the top of the head is put into the braid, braid this section in a regular braid without adding any hair. Tie the end off with a rubber band.
- Step 6 / Create a second French fishtail braid by removing a small piece of hair behind the right ear and braiding in the rest of the hair, working towards the left side of the neck.
- Step 7 / When all the hair is pulled in and reach behind the left ear, braid it in a normal fishtail braid with an elastic band.
- Step 8 / Wrap the two fishtail “ends” around each other and tie them together with a third elastic band.
- Step 9 / Remove the two elastics from each pigtail and gently loosen the sides of the pigtails by pulling the edges to make them full.
- Step 10 / Spray the style with hairspray and flatten any overflights.