Braid 6-Mermaid Side Dutch Braid is my own twist on the popular side dutch braid.

I created a similar version, the Chic Dutch Braided Headband and Side Braid, but wanted to try it with the Mermaid braiding effect.

I love how it turned out because it adds a little bit of dimension with the back strands but is still easy to do and perfect for the summer heat!

Mermaid Side Dutch Braid | MissySue.com

The video tutorial is below but here are the steps as well.

Step 1 / Start with a deep right side part.

Step 2 / Take a section of hair, about 3-4″ wide, on the heavy side of the part

Step 3 / Divide this section into three pieces.

Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by wrapping each side piece under the middle strand; creating one stitch.

Step 5 / Wrap the back piece under the middle, then take a section of hair from the opposite side of the head, wrap it across the back of the head, and add it into the strand.

Step 6 / Now wrap the front piece under the middle and add in section of hair next to it.

Step 7 / Repeat steps 5 and 6 until reaching the nape of the neck.

Step 8 / Finish braiding in a regular braid until reaching the end of the hair.

Step 9 / Tie off the tail with a clear elastic band.

step 10 / Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the edges.

Step 11 / Finish the style with your favorite clip!

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Braid 5-Tuck and Cover Fishtail Braids is the newest Tuck and Cover.

I truly didn’t think I could come up with any more but yet, here is another. I hope you love it and as much as I do.

It is a little tricky to do and takes a bit more time. Fishtail braids are those braids that really require a tad more concentration than the usual braid. Each strand is smaller and somehow remembering which side you are on can trip you up quickly. Here’s a video for learning How to Fishtail Braid if you have never doneone before. I think you will catch on quickly and soon love them; they are the perfect braids for summer!

Tuck and Cover Fishtail Braids | MissySue.com

Here are the steps for completing this look:

Step 1 / Grab your favorite stretchy headband and place it over the crown of the head. *I wore this headband recently in this post (turban) and also in the Tuck and Cover Half.

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Step 2 / Divide the hair into three sections. Braid the first strand, over the left shoulder, into a fishtail braid.

Tuck and Cover Fishtail Braids | MissySue.com
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Braid 4-Fishtail French Braid Headband is the straight forward version of Braid 5-Double Fishtail Braids from 20 Braids for Spring and the shortened version of the regular Fishtail French Braid. This look could also easily be added in with Four Headband Braids!

I absolutely love fishtail braids and think they are the ultimate go-to for summer. There are a plethora of ways to style them too whether it is in an updo, part downfrench braided or even, my personal favorite, as a side braid.

Fishtail French Braid Headband | MissySue.com

These steps will teach you how you can achieve this fishtail french braid.

Step 1 / Begin by taking a three inch section of hair, on the heavy side of the part, and divide it into two halves.

Fishtail French Braid Headband | MissySue.com

Step 2 / Take a small section from the back strand and cross it over to the other side. Then take a smaller strand from the front section and cross it over to the other strand. Check out this video to see how to fishtail french braid.

Fishtail French Braid Headband | MissySue.com

Step 3 / Next, take a section of hair from the outside of the braid.

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Step 4 / Cross the strand over to the top and add it into the other side.

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Step 5 / Next, take a piece from the other side.

Fishtail French Braid Headband | MissySue.com

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

Fishtail French Braid Headband | MissySue.com

Step 7 / Continue braiding until reaching the back of the left ear.

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Step 8 / Pin the hair in place with a hair pin or clip.

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Braid 3-Half Up Crown Braids is the perfect style for summer!

I recently wore this same look in this outfit post but pulled the front pieces up so they were out of the way.

This hairstyle literally takes seconds to do and only requires a little braiding skill. If you are new to braiding, watch this quick video that will teach you how to braid in a matter of minutes; How to Braid!

Half Up Crown Braids | MissySue.com

There isn’t a video tutorial for this braid but here are the steps to learn how it is done.

Step 1 / Take a 1 inch section of hair that is about an inch back from the hairline.

Half Up Crown Braids | MissySue.com

Step 2/ Braid this strand down to the end and tie it off with an elastic. Hint! Wrap each strand under (instead of over) the middle to create an upside down braid. This helps it lay better against the ‘noggin.

Half Up Crown Braids | MissySue.com

Step 3 / Create a second braid right behind the first one and tie it off as well.

Half Up Crown Braids | MissySue.com

Step 4 / Repeat steps 2 and 3 above with the other side of the head.

Half Up Crown Braids | MissySue.com

Step 5 / Wrap all the braids to the back of the head and slide in two pins, in an X formation, then remove the clear elastic bands.

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