Create the perfect fishtail plait with Revlon

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

If you love braids as much as we do, you’ll be happy to know that the popular fishtail braid is still as on-trend as ever. In our opinion, a fishtail braid can elevate any outfit and it is just plain gorgeous.

Whether you’re going to a formal event or you’re hanging out at the beach, a fishtail braid can be styled to suit any occasion. Not sure how to create a fishtail braid? We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you get this “it” hairstyle.

Step 1: Divide your hair into a middle parting and pull all of your hair over to one side.

Step 2: Using a disposable rubber band, pull your hair into a low ponytail and then split the hair into two equal sections, holding one in each hand  (We’ll refer to the two sections as Section A and Section B).

Step 3: Take a small piece of hair (about 1-2cm) from the outside of Section A and join it with the inside of Section B, then pull tight.

Step 4: Take a small piece of hair (about 1-2cm) from the outside of Section B and join it with the inside of Section A, then pull tight.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have roughly 4cm of hair left to work with.

Step 6: Join Section A and Section B and fasten with a hair elastic.

Step 7: Snip the rubber band at the top of your braid (be careful not to snip any hair).

Step 8: Fishtail braids look best when they have a slightly lived-in feel, so we suggest pulling the braid slightly apart to create a sense of volume.


We want to know how you style your fishtail braid! Snap a picture of your fishtail braid, email it to and we’ll publish our favourite look on our social media platforms.


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  1. Tanya

    So cute! I love the fish tail plait.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadia Lucas

    Does Folic Acid help with hair growth too?

    5 years ago •

  1. Liesl Nel

    Folic acid Desiree! I am growing mine out, can’t wait to be able to wear a side fish plait like this :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Desiree Dewing

    This plait looks so pretty and sophisticated! I just need to grow my hair out now so that I can try it!

    5 years ago •

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