Search
  • Anna Makarova

Hair : Fishtail with a Twist


simply chic by anna
simply chic by anna

I am a big fan of braiding hair and trying out new braids in general! There are so many original braids that one can do! One of my classic go-to's the fishtail braid. In order to make the hairstyle a little bit more interesting I added the "twist crown" at the top.

To start off this braid, I twisted a inch-thick strand of hair starting at where I usually part my hair on both sides. I twisted it towards the back until the two twists meet in the middle. At that moment, I secured the low ponytail with a clear elastic so that it wouldn't untwist. After that, I separated the low ponytail into two equal parts.

simply chic by anna

Next step, I took a small strand from one side and connected it to the other side of the pony-tail. I continued to repeat these steps alternating sides.

simply chic by anna
simply chic by anna

Make sure to keep each strand about the same size if you want the fishtail to look neat. If you are going for a messy look then feel free to differentiate in the size of each strand that you take.

simply chic by anna

When you reach the end of your hair, secure the braid with a clear elastic band. After that, I usually like to pull apart certain strands, starting at the bottom of the braid to make it look fuller.

simply chic by anna

And you are done! :) This hair style takes 5 minutes. If you are having a hard time braiding a fishtail don't get frustrated, it seems like a difficult braid at first but the more you practice the easier it will be for you to braid it.

Let me know what you think! Also leave a comment if you have a request for what kind of hairstyles you would like me to try out :) xoxo