This chic hairstyle has been sported by the likes of Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Rani Mukherji, Sonakshi Sinha and many more celebrities. The Fishtail Braid is a definite Bollywood favorite. I personally find braided hair very pretty. And the fishtail braid in particular, is perfect and is a must-have style for all girls. Try it, atleast once. We are going to share with you simple steps on how to achieve a fishtail braid hairstyle.
STEP 1 - Gather your hair to one side and divide it into two sections. Do this instead of three sections, like you would for a regular braid. Hold both sections in one hand, seperate using your index finger, and use your other hand to grab a small piece from the outside of one section. Make sure it’s a small piece — the smaller it is, the more intricate the fishtail braid will look.
STEP 2 - Pull all the strands of that small piece over to the other half, joining it with that section of hair. Then take a new piece of hair of the same smaller size from the outside of that section and braid in the opposite direction.
STEP 3 - Keep going down to as far as you want. It can be messy (like Priyanka’s) or neater depending on the style that you like. Pull your hair tight as you keep braiding, so it does not look out of place. If you want to achieve a loose/messy braid, you do not need to pull your hair tightly.
STEP 4 – That is it. Secure the end with a rubber band or a tie. You can use colorful bands to make it look interesting and fun.
It may take some practice to get it right, but once you get the hang of it, you will be happy you kept trying. Try it with a small strand too just to have a little fishtail while the rest of your hair is down and flowing around it. Also, sleep with your hair in this braid for the night and the next day you will have mermaid-like waves once you take it out.