Inverted Fishtail Braid Updo

An inverted fishtail braid is not as tricky as it might seem. It is actually the upside down version of Β a regular fishtail braid. The dutch braid to the french braid if you will. This tutorial will show you how to create a chic new way to wear your favorite fishtail braid. Upside down and in the french or rather dutch braided style. It’s uber stylish and super trendy right now so I do hope you give it a try!

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Inverted Fishtail Braid Updo:

  • Step 1 / Start by sectioning off a portion of hair from a right side part down to the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Clip the front part out of the way to use later.
  • Step 3 / Create a second part on the other side of the head, clipping it off as well.
  • Step 4 / Separate out another portion of hair from the top of the ears to the back of the head and tie it off with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Tie the rest of the hair into a second ponytail directly underneath the first.
  • Step 6 / Clip the top ponytail out of the way to work with the bottom one.
  • Step 7 / Twist the bottom ponytail then take a small piece of hair and push the rest of the hair upwards to create a larger twist.
  • Step 8 / Wrap the hair around the hair band to form a bun and pin it in place.
  • Step 9 / Let down the top ponytail and divide it into two halves, a top and bottom.
  • Step 10 / Clip the top half out of the way again.
  • Step 11 / Twist the bottom half repeating step 7.
  • Step 12 / Then wrap the hair around the top of the hair band and down the right side of the head, so it goes around the first bun that was created.
  • Step 13 / Pin the hair in place so its flat against the head.
  • Step 14 / Take the top half of the top ponytail that was previously pinned and repeat steps 11 through 13 so the hair is wrapped and pinned as well.
  • Step 15 / Now, let down the front section of hair on the left side.
  • Step 16 / Create an inverted fishtail headband braidΒ and lay it over the top of the bun, pinning it in place.
  • Step 17 / Then let down the hair on the right side that was pinned and twist the hair upwards.
  • Step 18 / Lay the twist over the top of the bun and pin it in place as well.
  • Step 19 / Finish by smoothing down any flyaways with hairspray and even add your favorite clip if you want.

Inverted Fishtail Braid Updo


  1. Alexis
    February 5, 2015 / 8:45 PM

    Love this one!! I’m constantly practicing on my little girl!

  2. January 4, 2015 / 11:04 AM

    I seriously LOVE your hair tutorials. Too cute. I need to grow my hair out.

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