Braid 7-Fishtail Ponytail

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Braid 7-Fishtail Ponytail is one of my favorite braids for Summer along with the Mohawk Dutch Braid!

This hairstyle is super easy to do and a regular braid can even be substituted in if you aren’t keen on fishtail braids. It is perfect for the beach, a day at the pool, and even on wet hair, which is especially nice now that I have packed away my curling irons until Fall! (This challenge is a ton harder to do than I thought it would be!)

Grab your favorite hair elastic and let’s get to work creating this beauty of a braid!

Step 1 / Sweep all your hair into a high ponytailΒ and tie it off with an elastic band. (*Here are some great tips to Master the High Ponytail.)

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Step 2 / Next, divide the ponytail into two halves.

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Step 3 / Take a smaller section of hair from the left side and separate it out. Here’s a video on How to Fishtail Braid if you prefer that to pictures.

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Step 4 / Cross the smaller strand over the top and add it into the right section.

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Step 5 / Now, take a smaller section from the right side and separate it from the rest.

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Step 6 / Cross the strand over the top and add it into the left side.

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Step 7 / Continue cross small strands over the top to the opposite side, creating a fishtail braid.

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Step 8 / Tie off the tail with an elastic band.

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Step 9 / Gently loosen the braid to create a more casual effect.
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  1. Amber Khan
    December 1, 2014 / 6:27 AM

    hi melissa i just love your blog but if you could post the tutorials with pictures showing every of your step of how you did would be great

  2. Natasha
    November 25, 2014 / 10:45 AM

    You should do a video of all your hairstyles!! I learn so much better watching it being done haha. Unless you have a video and you just didn’t post it on this page, just on youtube??

    • November 26, 2014 / 12:12 PM

      Hi Natasha, (: I don’t have a video of this exact hairstyle but one of how to do a fishtail braid. I will see what I can do for a video of this style though! Thanks for reading!

  3. July 4, 2014 / 1:39 PM

    Hi! Your hair tutorials are so great, and I’m going to do this one for the 4th! I did have a quick question, though. I could be mistaken, but Step 4 says to cross the strand over the top and add it to the left section. Should that maybe be the right section, or am I backwards?? Thank you & happy 4th!! :)

    • July 10, 2014 / 6:02 PM

      Hahah whoops! No you’re right, it’s a typo, cross it over to the right section. Fixing it right now…

    • June 23, 2014 / 11:01 AM

      Thanks so much, Steph! (:

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