Double Fishtail Crown Braid

Double Fishtail Crown Braid

An intricate style that isn’t as tricky as you might think! This double fishtail crown braid is actually created by braiding the hair into three different fishtail braids and strategically wrapping them around the head. The longer the hair the more creative you need to be when pinning but this style can be done with medium length hair as well. You can even switch out the fishtail braids for dutch braids and create a similar look! Try it out and I hope you love it! You will feel like a princess with your very own crown <3

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Double Fishtail Crown Braid Supplies:

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Double Fishtail Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to smooth it out before parting it on the left side.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a circular section at the crown and clip this out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Take the remaining hair and split it in half down the center of the back of the head to create a left and right side.
  • Step 4 / Braid each of these sections separately into a dutch fishtail braid, securing the ends with elastic bands. If you’d love a refresher on this braid, the tutorial can be found here (:
  • Step 5 / Next let down the crown section and braid this into a third dutch fishtail braid starting on the right side, curving the braid around the back of the head and up the left side until all the hair is brought in. Then braiding the rest of the section in a fishtail braid, tying off the end with an elastic as well.
  • Step 6 / Once all the hair is braided, gently loosen the sides of the braids to make them wider and more full.
  • Step 7 / Criss-cross the two braids hanging down the back so the braid on the right is going up the left side of the head and the braid from the left is going up the right.
  • Step 8 / Lay them over the top of the head, a few inches back from the hairline, and pin them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / With the braid at the crown, wrap it clock-wise around the head, tucking the tail in between the other braids and pinning it with more bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Once it’s all tightly pinned, go back and gently loosen the sides of the braids to close off any gaps and pin any loose hair.
  • Step 11 / Curl any hair left down to frame the face and set the style with a firm-hold hairspray.

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