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The fishtail braid is by far our favorite go-to hairstyle. It’s so unique, elegant, and super flexible. You can do a really tight, sophisticated braid, or you can mess with your braid a little bit to create a more casual, messy style. We worked with Christian Marc and Temptu to create this tutorial to show you how to create a perfectly styled, undone fishtail braid. We’d love to see a bride wear this with a more flowy, grecian style gown or even with a very structured modern dress to create a little contrast. Keep reading for the full instructions.

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1. Start by pulling back clean, dry hair, and braid the upper half with a loose traditional braid.

2. Take a couple of pieces and pull them around the braid and pin with bobby pins to create a little texture at the top of the pony tail. Play with it a little bit until you’re happy with the way it looks. The messier, the better.

3. Take the remaining hair and use a fishtail style braid to finish the pony tail.

4. Create a messy look throughout the pony tail by pulling at the braid to loosen it up.

5. Secure the bottom of the braid with a small, clear rubber band or bobby pins.

6. Finish your new messy fishtail braid with our DIY Natural Bridal Makeup or our Elegant Evening Makeup look.

Creative Direction and Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Makeup: Amy Clarke for Temptu | Hair: Christian Marc 

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Comments (8)

Hannah | Reply

Your hair do’s are simple and beautiful. Please continue sharing them with us.

Deana | Reply

i love your website i just makes me want to do other peoples hair

sana | Reply

please upload videos too

Amy L. | Reply

It’s kind of hard to understand.

Does the fishtail intertwine with the braid or does the fishtail braid just sit on top of the regular braid?

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi! Sorry if the instructions are confusing, you sort of tie a knot at the top of the ponytail, and then fishtail braid the rest of the pony.

Heidi | Reply

Love this! I guess I’m wondering the same thing though, but didn’t understand the answer. Do you intertwine the fish braid/rest of the pony with the original braid? Or is the fish braid on top of the regular braid and wrapped around that?

Amy L. | Reply

Oh okay, thank you for clarifying! :)

pratiksha | Reply

Amaging ones…..bt upload videos too.

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