To create this look yourself and achieve a gorgeous side fishtail braid you need to ensure the next steps are followed:

  • Wet your hair until it is a bit damp before starting as this will allow you to create the pattern better without the strands slipping out. Damp hair will have a better adherence and will help set the braid in place. Apply a little bit of volumizing spray or mousse throughout the hair and scrunch it to get a certain messy, textured look

  • Gather your hair on the side of the head and part the hair into two sections. Take a small amount of hair out of one section and join it with the other. Now repeat on the other side pulling a bit tight to create a firm braid.

  • Once you have reached the end of the hair secure the end using a hair elastic but try to use one that is not too bulky and stands out. Use a clear one or one that blends well with your hair color so it will not show as much.

  • To give it the final look pull gently on the side of the braid to get some of the hairs a bit out as this will help create that teased, messy fishtail look. If this is not really a style that works for you, leave the fishtail as it is as it will look fabulous either way.