HOW TO CREATE A MODERN FISHTAIL BRAID
A fishtail braid is a playful and textural look that clients will ask for over the occasion, festival or party season, so it’s an all-year trend which can be tweaked to create something really fresh and contemporary. This is what we’ve done here with our step-by-step guide to a modern fishtail braid.
Taking on a double braid system, with height at the crown and plenty of softness around the face, it’s a style which looks great worn simply, or can be embellished with on-trend clips and slides.
Section the hair, starting with a horizontal section from ear to ear. Divide that into two and isolate the lower part to prevent tangling. Divide the top section by three to create a panel.
Start to backcomb the hair from the bottom of the middle panel. Take horizontal sections and backcomb each one with the Back-Combing Tool until you reach just above the crown.
Begin to fishtail braid the hair from just below the crown to the nape area. Secure with a small, transparent hair band. Ensure the shape remains balanced as you work through the technique.
Create a second fishtail braid with the remaining section of hair to overlap the first fishtail braid until you reach the ends. Secure with a transparent hair band. Loosen the braid and detail the hairline to finish.