A great alternative to a regular braid is the fishtail braid. It's a style that looks elaborate and elegant whether its done perfectly pristine or messy and grungy. We think the messy version below is a great modern take on the fishtail braid that would look amazing for any occasion.
This look is great with freshly washed or second day hair. If you find your hair slips easily when clean, we recommend adding some Davines Volume Boosting Mousse into your damp hair after towel drying for some texture and volume.
1. This fishtail braid has been started by wrapping a section of hair around the pony at the nape of the neck. If it's easier for you, tie it into a ponytail before you begin the braid, as you can use this technique to hide the hairtie. Secure the sections with bobby pins.
2. Do a fishtail braid with the remaining hair. Divide the hair into two large sections by parting it in the middle. Take a small amount of hair from the far end of the left section. Pull it over the left section, and join it to the underside of the right section.
3. Repeat on the other side. Take a small amount of hair from the far end of the right section, pull it over the right section and join it to the underside of the left section.
4. Repeat down the braid. Use the same thickness each time to keep a tidy, even look or mix it up for an edgier, messy take.
5. Once secured with a clear rubber band or bobby pins, go through and pull out small sections of the braid to achieve the messy look.
6. To polish the look, we like to add a spritz of shine spray such as Sebastian Halo Mist.