12 Days of Christmas: Classic Fishtail Braid

Curated By
Miriam Herst

A classic style you can always fall back on. 

On the eleventh day of Christmas it’s crunch time and you’re likely running last minute errands and putting the finishing touches on your holiday decor. What better way to keep your hair away from your face than by mastering the classic fishtail braid once and for all? Say goodbye to your slept-in messy bun and opt for a chic, polished and intricate looking classic fishtail braid. The best part about this style? It will take you from that one last trip to the mall straight into holiday celebrations. Keep reading for a quick step-by-step guide for how to create this classic style.

Tutorial: How to Create a Classic Fishtail Braid

classic fishtail braid
This intricate looking style is easier to create than you think! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Wash and condition early.

Wash and condition your hair the night before with the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)done Shampoo and the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)done Conditioner. Let your hair dry overnight for a little bit of natural texture. Minimal time spent on heat styling during this busy time of year is always appreciated.

Step 2: Add some sleekness.

Run a few drops of the Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil throughout your strands for some instant shine and prepare to start braiding.

Step 3: Time to braid.

Part your hair into a deep side part and gather it all to your preferred side. Separate it into two sections and begin crossing one smaller section from each side over into the other. Be sure to pull each added section firmly before moving onto the other side.

Step 4: Secure your braid.

Continue braiding until you get to the bottom of your hair and secure the braid with a hair tie. Gently pull the braid apart for more dimension and viola! You’ve achieved the ultimate ‘running errands’ style that still manages to be chic.

Looking for more holiday hair inspiration? Check out our tutorial for how to wear hair tinsel

Miriam Herst
Yours in hair obsession, Miriam
22 December 2016