Want to try something new for your engagement pictures, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower? Fishtail braids are on trend and look so pretty in pictures (see this bride-to-be’s engagement picture). Try this step-by-step tutorial and then Instagram your pictures with the hashtag #IGWbrides so I can see your results!

DIY fishtail braidhow to do a fishtail braid, bridal hairstyle trend

The Fishtail Braid

1) Begin with loose curls and natural texture for a messier braid, or brush your hair out first for a smoother look.

2) Create a deep side part and pull all hair over to one side.

3) Piece the hair into two ponytails, and take a piece from the first side and pass it to the second side.

4) Next, take a piece from the second side and pass it back to the first side. 

5) Continue taking even sections until the braid is finished and wrap with a clear elastic.

6) Gently pull on the pieces of the braid to loosen to the desired size.

PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Hawkins | CREATIVE DIRECTION + STYLING Kylie Swanson | HAIR + MAKEUP Kylie Swanson | GOWN Alexandra Grecco | VENUE The Standard Hotel, NYC

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