Tutorial: How to Create a Half-Up Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Alyssa François | 11 July 2016

Laid-back and classy style for any occasion.

Have you ever wanted to try an updo hairstyle that doesn’t feel too fancy? We totally get it. Which is why we came up with this classy half-up fishtail braid tutorial. But first, before diving into it, you’ll need to learn how to create a simple fishtail braid. Once you’ve got our fishtail braid lesson down pat, it’s now time to try out this easy and stylish updo.

Ready for a new hairstyle for the summer? Read on to learn more about how you can create the half-up fishtail braid.

Tutorial: How to Create a Half-up Fishtail Braid

This half-up fishtail braid is gorgeous and can be created on almost any length hair
A half-up fishtail braid hairstyle is versatile and works for any occasion. Add curls or leave your hair straight for a more natural look.

Step 1: Create soft curls.

Starting with clean, dry and detangled hair Dove Quench Absolute Leave-In Detangler can jump in and help make hair smoother and more manageable if needed, comb hair back and prep hair with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Heat Protectant Spray to protect your hair from any heat damage. Create soft waves with a one-inch curling iron.

Step 2: Section hair and create fishtail plaits.

Gather small subsection of hair on both sides of your crown. Split one side into three strands, then begin creating your fishtail braid. Braid hair from root to mid-length, then tie on an elastic band to hold the braid in place. Move on to the opposite side and repeat the same steps to create your plait.

Step 3: Connect your braids to create half-up ponytail.

Cross braids from the left and right side over to the back of your head. Once you’ve connected your braids, tie an elastic band around them to create a single ponytail. Take a subsection of hair from your ponytail and wrap around the elastic band to conceal it and add a stylish touch to your hairstyle.

Step 4: Set with hairspray.

Finish off your hairstyle with a hairspray that provides a flexible hold like TRESemmé Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist Non-Aerosol Hair Spray.

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