How to Fishtail Braid Video Hair Tutorial

Today I’m bringing you back to basics and teaching you how to fishtail braid with these cute fishtail braid pigtails. This style is perfect to wear with all of your cute fall hats. Once you learn how to fishtail braid from this tutorial you can apply it to all different kinds of styles. You could do a fishtail ponytail, or combine it with a french braid for a cute style. Take a read through the steps then follow along with the video tutorial at the end of the post. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment below or reach out on social media @HappyStylishFit.


  1. Brush your hair and part in two by going down the center of your head from front to back.
  2. Secure one side out of the way.
  3. Take out any face framing pieces.
  4. Split the other side into two sections: front and back.Learn how to fishtail braid with this easy to follow video hair tutorial.
  5. Take a piece from behind the right side and wrap it over the front to be added to the left section of hair.
  6. Take a piece from behind the left side and wrap it over the front to be added to the right section of hair. Watch the video below to see how this is done. 
  7. Repeat this process until you run out of hair. Helpful hint – The smaller the pieces the longer it will take. If you’re short on time use larger pieces. 
  8. Secure with an elastic.
  9. Repeat steps 3 – 8 on the other side.
  10. Pull apart your braids.

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Like I said, once you learn the basic fishtail braid you can apply it to all different kinds of styles. The next tutorial I will bring you is a cute braided ponytail that I’ll post on Friday, with a waterfall braid tutorial coming the week after that. I know some of you have been requesting the waterfall braid tutorial for quite a while now, I just want to make sure that I’ve mastered the braid before I teach you how to do it, so thank you for being patient I’ll have it up in the next couple of weeks for you. If you have any other requests I’d love to hear them. Please give me a comment below and I’ll see what I can do. For more daily inspiration make sure to follow me on Instagram @HappyStylishFit.

xo Jannine

Learn how to fishtail braid with this easy to follow video hair tutorial.Learn how to fishtail braid with this easy to follow video hair tutorial.

By |2017-11-04T15:15:07+00:00September 10th, 2016|Hair, Hair Tutorials, Stylish, Tutorials|15 Comments


  1. Alix Maza September 12, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    You make it look super easy!

    Alix |

    • Jannine September 13, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Thank you Alix <3
      xo Jannine

  2. Scarlett September 15, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    You do make it look easy – my youngest daughter has very long hair – will try it tonight!

    • Jannine September 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you Scarlett! I’m jealous, I wish I could practice on someone with long hair. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to have a friend that wants me to braid their hair 🙂
      xo Jannine

  3. Shannon September 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Love me a good fishtail! For whatever reason, I never even begun to think about wearing it undr a hat. It seriously looks ADORABLE! I am def going to give the fishtail pigtails (ha, lots of tails) under a hat look ASAP. Very helpful video, can’t wait for the waterfall braid (I desperately need help with that one) & I LOVE your tattoo!! xx Shannon

    • Jannine September 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      Fisthails are great! I’m happy that I could give you a tip for a style you already love 🙂
      xo Jannine

  4. Taylor Mobley September 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Love a good fishtail! This was a great tutorial 🙂

    • Jannine September 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Taylor, fishtails are great 🙂
      xo Jannine

  5. Maria September 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    So cute girl!! Love a good braid, I am rocking one today 🙂

    • Jannine September 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Maria, that’s awesome! #BraidLove
      xo Jannine

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