How To: Half-up Fishtail

With the explosion of Pinterest and other websites, comes pressure to be able to effortlessly recreate all the gorgeous hairstyles we all spend so many hours looking at. This particular tutorial works best if you have a friend to help you – so pour a glass of wine and get fishtailing! xoxo


1. Pull back desired amount of hair, as if you were going to put your hair in a half-up, low pony. We like to leave some pieces down in the front to frame the face, but you can do whatever looks best on you! Divide the hair into two sections.

2. Begin fishtailing. If you don’t know how to fishtail, don’t worry, it’s easy! Starting on the right side take a small section of hair and transfer it over the top to the left side. Repeat the same step with a small section from the left side. Continue alternating sides until you almost reach the bottom of the sectioned hair. Tie a skinny hair tie around the end of the braid.

3. “Mess up” the braid slightly by putting your hands on either side of the braid and gently pulling.

4. Take a piece of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the hair tie. Secure with a bobby pin close in color to your hair.