Categories

French Fishtail Braid: The Perfect Spring Look

A braid is perfect year around! But experimenting with different types of braids adds versatility and a playfulness to any hairstyle. One type of braid that I’ve been playing with is the fishtail braid. Here’s a great video tutorial for a French fishtail braid. Below are a few pictures of how I’ve incorporated this beautiful braid into my spring look.

  • Start With Freshly Blown Out Hair 1 of 6
    IMG_02241

    Blow drying your hair can help create a smooth, full-bodied braid.

  • French Fishtail Braid 2 of 6
    French Fishtail Braid Natural Hair

    I start my French fishtail braid in the crown of my head and proceed to braid toward the left (in the direction that I usually wear my parts.) Braiding in this matter allows for creativity and versatility in styling options. I can get three to four different hairstyles by incorporating this braid. 

  • French Fishtail Braid Creates a Pompadour 3 of 6
    IMG_0007

    Tuck and pin the loose braid to create a beautiful pompadour. This is one of my favorite looks. It's not your typical pompadour but has a twisted, braided flair. 

  • Side Inverted Braid 4 of 6
    IMG_0008

    Compliment your braided pompadour by creating a inverted braid on the opposite side. 

    After finishing the French fishtail braid, I braided the opposite side of my hair into a inverted braid and then secured with bobby pins. I left the back kind of wild and free to complete this style. 

  • Rope Twists Add a Little Something Extra 5 of 6
    IMG_0228

    Creating rope twists or flat twists in the back adds a little something extra. It immediately upgrades the look to an after-five, elegant and sophisticated hairstyle.

  • Elegant Updo with French Fishtail 6 of 6
    IMG_0271

    The is the complete look from all angles. You can see how the French fishtail creates a sleek pompadour and the added twists and braid really pull the whole look together. This is my new Spring Look. I hope you were inspired and will be creating your own variations of this style!

Tamara Floyd is the Founder and Editor of Natural Hair Rules.com, a site dedicated to encouraging others to be who they are naturally. Visit anytime at www.naturalhairrules.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest