Dutch Fishtail Topsy Tail Braid

Another fun half up style! I love these looks that have a bohemian feel and you guys have been requesting more half up, half down looks so let me know what you think of this one. I am also sharing how I prep my hair for these types of styles since that’s something else that’s been requested a lot recently. I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Be sure to leave me a comment below of any future tutorials that you’d love to see this Summer! xo, Missy

Dutch Fishtail Topsy Tail Braid Supplies:

Dutch Fishtail Topsy Tail Braid Instructions:

Prep: For this hairstyle, I curled all of my hair away from my face using the Pro Beauty Tools Professional X-Long 1 1/4” Gold Curling Iron.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and split it into two equal pieces.
  • Step 3 / Take a small section from the right half and cross it under to the left side.
  • Step 4 / Then take a small piece from the left side and cross it under to the right side.
  • Step 5 / Now repeat those steps and begin incorporating new sections into the braid until it reaches the left temple.
  • Step 6 / Then braid the rest of the section in a fishtail braid crossing small sections from one side under to the opposite side and working down to the ends.
  • Step 7 / Now go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it big and full.
  • Step 8 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / Next take a small section of hair from above the right ear, twisting it together and pinning it underneath the fishtail braid.
  • Step 10 / Pick up a small 1″ section of hair at the back of the head, underneath the braid, and tie this together with a small elastic band.
  • Step 11 / Create a small gap above the elastic, flip the hair up through the gap to create little twists on each side of the section.
  • Step 12 / Pull on the twists to make them bigger so they show up a little better.
  • Step 13 / Tie two more elastics down the length of this section, flipping the end through a small gap above the elastic each time.
  • Step 14 / Pull on the edges of the twists to make them fuller.
  • Step 15 / Spray the style with hairspray to set everything in place.


  1. Eva
    August 3, 2017 / 7:43 AM

    I wish you would post more often!! I would also like to see a double Dutch fishtail tutorial, and some more unique styles. Also, it’s the perfect time for some back to school hairstyles!

  2. July 31, 2017 / 4:33 AM

    Now that’s really beautiful! I’ve always been struggling with my fishtail braids but practice makes perfect! Your hair is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

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