Swimmingly simple, but with a kick.
What you’ll need
If you’re into basic, French girl-inspired looks or even braids for beginners, the braided style we’re about to reveal is not for you. But don’t turn away just yet because we could be wrong: At first sight, this mermaid braid tutorial seems like something you’ll leave up to a professional. However, like everything else in life, practice makes perfect, and you’ll never know how much you truly like something until you actually try it.
Let’s give the mermaid braid tutorial a shot, shall we? Read on to learn how to nail this complex looking braid at home:
Mermaid Braid Tutorial: The Not-So-Complex Tutorial
Start with clean hair.
Before creating your mermaid braid let’s start off with a smooth and clean base. Wash hair with Suave Professionals Avocado and Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse and prevent any unintentional frizz.
Create drop curls.
Create a half up ponytail.
Braid your pony.
Take an outer piece of hair to begin the weaving process.
Loop another section.
Secure end of mermaid braid.
Finish your style.
Ladies, how easy was that? All it takes is a simple braided ponytail followed by weaving your loose hair through the braid!
Want to try your hand at another braided hairstyle? Here are some waterfall braided styles that you can try on your own.