A fresh twist on a classic…
After a romantic updo for date night or a party? We’ve got just the thing, and it comes in the form of our milkmaid fishtail plait step-by-step tutorial. This elegant, yet effortlessly cool hairstyle is super easy to create at home, even if you’re a braiding rookie! Seriously, you’re only 7 steps away from an envy-inducing updo – so what are you waiting for?
Messy milkmaid fishtail plait: Step-by-step tutorial
Prep your hair.
Part your hair.
Create 2 pigtails.
Fishtail plait your pigtails.
Repeat the same technique on the left section of your hair, ensuring that you are holding your tresses tightly while you braid, so your plait doesn’t come loose.
Once you reach the bottom, secure your fishtail plait with a clear elastic. Then, pancake your plait to loosen it and make it appear slightly disheveled, before repeating the whole braiding process on your other pigtail.
Create your milkmaid fishtail braid.
Secure your milkmaid braid in place.
Editor’s tip: If you have long hair and find that your plaits don’t finish in the centre of your head, you can bring them down behind your ears and secure them there so that the ends are hidden from view.
Final look: Curl your wispy strands.
Loved our milkmaid fishtail plait step-by-step guide? Then head on over to our Braids page for tonnes more hair tutorials and on-trends styles, like the Dutch braid look as demonstrated by our resident beauty vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t.