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How to do a fishtail plait

The fishtail plait is a gorgeous, and best of all easy plait that will make you look effortlessly sexy. To get this look, follow the simple instructions below:

Step 1: Brush through your hair to ensure it’s tangle-free.

Step 2: Pull all of your hair behind your shoulders and divide into two sections. (Hint: to make this even easier, secure your hair first in a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use an elastic band that you’re happy to snip in two at the end!)

Step 3: Take a small strand of hair from the back of one of the two sections (it doesn’t matter which side you start with). Bring the strand around the back of the section and cross it over to the inside of the other section. This piece will now be part of the second section, so you don’t need to keep up with it! Hold the crossed strands tight or your plait will begin to come loose.

Step 4: Repeat with the other side, again taking a small strand from the back and adding it to the opposing section of hair. Remember to keep the crossed strands tight!

Step 5: Continue crossing small outer pieces over to the inside of the opposing section. End the plait once you’re happy with the length, or when the pieces you’re crossing are getting too short – usually about two or three inches from the end of your hair.

Step 6: Secure your plait with an elastic band.

Step 7: (Optional) If you used an elastic band at the beginning to secure your hair into a ponytail, snip it with scissors now. (Be careful not to cut any strands of your hair!) For a messy, boho look, gently tug at the sides of the plait to loosen it.

 

Voila! Your fishtail plait is complete

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