Begin the fishtail braid – grab a small piece from the outer section of left strand and cross it over to the inside of the right section. Then, grab an outer section from the right and cross it over to the inside of the left.
Repeat same motions three times on each side, then pick up new strands of hair (taking them all the way from the side of the face) and resume your fishtail pattern, weaving new pieces into the two strands you’ve already created.
The classic fishtail braid has definitely been having a moment—whether you can do it yourself or employ the helping hands of your most coif-savvy friend, it’s a perfect style to sport for summer! Joico hairstylist Katie Bilovol gives the beloved braid a way fun update by adding a pop of color into the mix—mermaid hair, here we come!