Make a splash in real life (and online!) with this dreamy half-updo.
Now that every other gal in town is rocking some candy-floss locks, what’s a true mermaid hair aficionado to do? Add a braid, that’s what. Call it the world peace answer of hair—braids have this uncanny way of elevating all kinds of hairdos and instantly making them look more stylish, more savvy, more everything in our humble opinion.
Mermaid hair looks, and specifically the mermaid braid, is basically a half-updo (yeah, still not over it) with a lazy French braid. Since no actual mermaids were present for comment, we’re assuming this super-twee look gets its name from the herringbone or fishtail-like sections of hair from each side of the plait. Read on for a quick how-to on copping this girly, all-occasion mermaid hair braid:
Mermaid Hair Three-Strand Braid: How to Get the Look
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Section off the crown and start braiding.
Finish ends with shine cream.
We love the mermaid hair trend, but even better when it’s with a fishtail braid. Check out our tutorial!