Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial

Great fishtail braid video tutorial

We are revisiting some of our past hair tutorials and adding videos to make them even easier to understand! Our fishtail braid tutorial is one that we get questions about pretty often, so we thought it would be the perfect candidate for a video!

Great video tutorial for fishtail braidingYou can find the written steps right here in the original post.  Happy braiding! xo. Katie
Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton, Video: Doren Chapman, Music: Jeremy Larson
  • Great tutorial! I love the way fishtail braids look, especially after I pancake them.

  • You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I
    think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and
    very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the
    hang of it!

  • Awesome,wow,beautiful,outstanding hair style, thanks for sharing.

  • Such a cute video 🙂 I’am gonna try it today, a video is always helpful for hair tutorials!

  • Your blog is looking awesome and filled with whimsical hair designs. It helps to invite the customers to your website blog.

  • Of course you can still do a fishtail! Personally I love to curl my hair and then do a fishtail braid because then as the day goes on and bits fall out they have a lovely little curl to them. Being able to do a fishtail braid is all about length, not hair type.

  • If I can do this, anyone can! Used a tutorial to learn how to fishtail. My daughter requested this hairstyle for her brother’s middle school graduation. Both sides were pulled back with a small white orchid tucked in the back where two fishtails met. So pretty, simple and classic. <3 the fishtail…/Users/terrycampbell/Desktop/photo-11.png

  • Oooo I love fishtail braids but never been able to do it myself! Thank you for sharing Katie 🙂 I’m now practicing whilst watching your tutorial!!

    Lulu xx

  • I’ve only recently learned how to do this; I thought it would be super difficult to achieve, however I found it really easy – it was a miracle 🙂
    Can I ask what hair colour this is? It looks so natural and I’m thinking of going this exact colour.

    (Dear Thirty)

  • It’s great to be able to see this in action. And what a cute little bit at the end of the video!

  • I am so happy that you have this video now, because I never really understood those fishtail braids. I just tried it and though I need a little more practice, it finally WAS a fishtail braid!

    Thank you!


  • What a wonderful fishtail braid, an excellent choice for those “bad hair days”…

    By the way, your site is really awesome, put it in my favorites 😉 !

  • Tried it this morning and it looks decent! Thanks so much for the video! Mission accomplished.

  • thaaaaankk you for this. i’ve been looking hi n lo for a video. all of them i just can’t get it.

  • This video is SO helpful. I’ve tried and failed to do a fishtail many many times haha. But on my first try after watching this video, it came out looking pretty decent!

  • Love fishtail braids! This one is so cute!


  • I love a good fish tail braid!

    xo Jennifer

  • absolutely love the fishtail braid! one of my favorites to do in fact. thanks for a fantastic tutorial! xx. gigi.

  • Thanks for the video, it’s super helpful! I am looking to change up my hair color for the fall, what color do you dye yours, I love it!


  • As many times as I try, even watching this video I can NEVER do that braid. I am the worst at doing different things to my hair no matter how simple people day they are! Thanks for sharing the video though, I will just keep trying (practice makes perfect right).

  • Never knew how to do that.. now I do! Love this braid!

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  • Used to be too lazy to figure out how to do it. Placing this in front of e makes we want to try it. Fishtail braid here I come.

  • Too bad my hair isn’t long enough for this style… Maybe I’ll bookmark it just in case my hair grows within the next week or so 😉

    Beautiful video as always!

  • I love the look and I know that it’s simple, but it takes a lot more time than I have in the mornings! I can give it a try this weekend, though!

    The Rambling Fangirl

  • I’ve never been able to do this… I’ll have to give it another go (by give it a go I mean try to make my boyfriend learn how to do it)!


  • I love a fishtail braid, especially when it is a messy one!

  • Fishtails are my favorite – I do them all the time! And it’ll almost definitely be the hairstyle I’m rocking whenever I get married 🙂


  • oh so pretty! my hair is in desperate need of a cut, so i need new ideas to make it look pretty. thank you for sharing!

  • that looks so beautiful!
    I have supercurly hair…

    Do you think there’s any way to still do the fishtai braid?



  • Katie (and her hair) are so gorgeous! I could never get my hair to look as good as that, but I sure can try!

  • katie’s braid is so gorgeous! I’ve been practicing my side fishtail braid, so this was really timely!

  • cool! Finally I know what I’ve always done wrong. Great video!

  • Gorgeous! I learn SO MUCH better with closeup videos like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love fishtail braids! They look so classy yet they’re hip and modern at the same time. Win-win!

    xo Charlie Cécile

  • Awesome!!!! Thank ya’ll so much! I’ve been told how to do this numerous times, never understood!! Yay!! Totally get it now!

  • Watching a video is ESSENTIAL when learning a fishtail braid. Ya just gotta watch it over and over again. I miss having long hair and doing one of these when I had a bad hair day.


  • This is life changing. I always wanted to learn how to fishtail braid and never got it… now I do! Well it still doesn’t look as pretty as Katie’s, but hey progress is progress. Thanks for posting this!!!

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