Tress Trend To Try: The Fishtail Braid

By  August 24, 2011

The simple side braid has been upgraded. Perfect for those who don’t have time to shampoo/condition/blow-dry hair, the fishtail braid is quick and easy hairstyle that’s appropriate for almost any occasion (at the beach, at a wedding, at the office). While this style looks quite intricate, it’s incredibly effortlessly to execute. Nicholas Penna Jr., lead stylist and owner of SalonCapri in Boston gives Glam the step-by-step.


-Fill a spray bottle with water and spritz your strands—this will keep your hair from slipping;
-Grab a small section of hair at your temple and twist it, adding more strands of hair as you move down;
-Keep twisting and adding small sections of hair until your reach the nape of your neck. Repeat on the other side;
-Once you have both twists, take a small section from the outside of your left twist and cross it over to add it to your right twist;
-Take a small section of hair from the outside of your right twist, and cross it over to add to your left twist;
-Repeat until you’ve reached the ends of your strands, and secure with a snag-free elastic.