Different Fishtail Braid Hairstyles You Should Try Now

Take a break from the basic braid and do something different. Try the fishtail braid. Read on to learn how to create this hairstyle.

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Looking chic with a fishtail braid

Braids are among the go-to hairstyles when it’s hot and humid. They keep hair off your face and neck, yet they are stylish that you don’t look haggard or hulas. If you want to jazz up your usual braid, though, try fishtail braid hairstyles. Each looks intricate, but it’s easy to do. No complicated techniques involved, we promise!

Fishtail Braid Tutorial: 6 Easy Steps to Create This Hairstyle


Wash hair

Wash your hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner to keep it soft, frizz-free, and manageable. This way, your hair will always look beautiful, whether it’s styled or not.

How to do a fishtail braid step 1 Wash hair

Blow dry

Let your hair dry naturally for a while. When hair is already half damp, spritz TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist to protect your hair from heat damage. Then, blow dry your tresses

How to make a fishtail braid step 2: Blow dry

Tie it

Put your hair in a low ponytail to prepare it for braiding. You can straighten your ponytail using a flat iron to make hair easier to braid and style. Secure your ponytail with an elastic.

How to make a fishtail braid step 3: Tie your hair

Start braiding

Divide hair into two sections and label them Sections A and B in your mind. Take a small part from Section A, cross it over Section A, and place it in between Sections A and B. Then, take a small part from Section B and do the same. It’s just like creating a regular braid, only with small sections of hair at a time. Hold your hair tightly as you progress to ensure a tight braid.

How to do a fishtail braid step 4: Start braiding


Continue braiding until you reach the tips of your hair. Secure your braid with an elastic. Then, take a pair of scissors and cut the elastic that holds your ponytail (yes, the first one). Then, gently pull your braid at the sides to loosen it up and add volume.

How to make a fishtail braid step 5: Cut the ponytail elastic

That's it!

You’re done! Look laidback but still chic with a fishtail braid. You can style your hair like this when you’re about to do a light workout. You can also sport this hairstyle when you want to go for strolls at the mall or get ice cream at the park together with your friends. It’s a notch up your usual braid and takes your look to a whole new level as well.

Learn how to do the fishtail braid:

Easy, right? Now have fun trying other fishtail braid hairstyles to sport new looks!

Other Fishtail Braid Hairstyles to Cop

1. Twin fishtail braids

Asian woman with short hair in two fishtail braids wearing a white top outdoors
Twin braids are twice the cuteness! Credit: Hariono Halim

If you found the fishtail braid tutorial easy, doing twice wouldn’t be so hard! It’s the perfect hairstyle for casual looks and chic outfits.

Editor’s tip: Spritz on some hairspray on your hair before or after braiding to give your weave a stronger hold. Use the TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

2. Messy fishtail braid

Asian woman with long hair in a messy fishtail braid smiling
Wear your fishtail braid loose and messy on days when you just want to relax. Credit: Hariono HalimMessy

Yes, you can also sport a messy look even with fishtail braid hairstyles! Just loosen your weaves, leave a few strands hanging, and voila — just woke up like this look accomplished.

Editor’s tip: Even with the mess, you still want to keep the frizz in check. Apply a few drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to tame flyaways and frizz with a hint of extra shine.

3. Half up fishtail braid

Back shot of an Asian woman with short hair in a half up fishtail braid hairstyle
A half up fishtail braid makes short and medium-length hair look more interesting. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you want to leave some curls and waves behind, a half up fishtail braid is the way to go. It’s a great look even for corporate affairs and formal events.

4. Fishtail braid crown

Asian woman with long black hair in a crown fishtail braid standing in a park
Be proud of your fishtail braid and wear it like a crown. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Ready to take things up a notch? Wear your braid like a crown — the most extra of all fishtail braid hairstyles!

Editor’s tip: When creating braid crowns, you need extra assurance that they’ll stay in place all day long. Secure your crown with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray and give it that strong hold.

Even your casual getup of denim shorts and t-shirt won’t look pambahay with fishtail braid hairstyles. Now, you can add another hairstyle to your list of hairdos to try whenever you want to have fun with your tresses.