How to Fishtail Braid Short Hair, Part 2

Learn how to fishtail braid short hair from professional stylist Joy La Rosa in this Howcast short hair tutorial, part two of a two-part series.

Transcript

As you can see now, I'm starting to get behind her ear. I'm going to turn her a little bit and keep braiding and following the shape of the head. Now, we're at the end of what we're going to braid. I'm going to take an elastic band. You can use a clear elastic band, but this one pretty well matches her hair color.

You're going to band it up. I like to expand these and make them kind of messy, so I'm going to start at the bottom and pull each section out. I'm going to work myself up one way and work my way up the other side afterwards, just kind of spreading the braid out, fanning it out. I'm going to do that to the other side.

You can see it's already starting to get bigger in shape. It's getting even flatter. Once you get it a little bit pulled apart, you can just continue grabbing on both sides, spreading it out as much as you want to, especially around the top. Then, decide where you want to place it. If you want to go really low with it, kind of back. I actually like it going back.

So, I'm going to lift up this little piece of hair here. It's basically the hair that's on top of where the pony tail is. The reason I do that is because after I pin it, you'll see. I'm going to use a bobby pin and go the opposite direction of the braid.

Once you pin it that way, you just drop down that piece of hair and it covers your bobby pin. I would actually secure this with two bobby pins, probably, just to make sure it's nice and secure. Remember, we're going to cover this section up, so you don't have to worry about the bobby pins showing.

So remember, the first bobby pin I did in, and this one I did up. I created a little 'x' shape, and that's going to be the most secure you can ever get a bobby pin to be. So, just cover it up. Make sure it's right where you want it. And that's how to do a fishtail braid on short hair.

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