Photo: Jade Kendle

There are lots of things to love about the fishtail braid — it’s undeniably cute, has an effortlessly romantic vibe and is the perfect way to switch up a protective style that’s starting to feel boring. With that in mind we’ve rounded up our favorite fishtail braid tutorials for black hair on the interwebs — perfect for weaves, twist outs, blowouts and everything in between.


Peep our picks, ahead:

 

Classic and Chic

If you have a little extra time on your hands and the patience (and skill) to tackle a super-long fishtail braid with added hair, give this tutorial by LipsticknCurls a try. She shows you how to seamlessly blend extensions with your hair for a style that’s chic and easy to accessorize.


 

 An Ultra-Romantic ‘Do

In the tutorial ahead, Flawless Britny shares how to achieve “butterfly braids,” a two-braid style (similar to halo or crown braids) that ends in a thicker, jumbo braid and is the romantic hair look Pinterest dreams are made of. This look works at any length and is an easy protective style to try any time of year.

 

 

 

 All Locc’d Up

If you have locs and want to try the fishtail braid, this tutorial by GlamFam is for you. It’s easy to follow and walks you through the steps so you can DIY at home.


 

 

Fishtail, But Then Make It Fashion

Fishtail braids are also a cute way to accessorize a bun like MIIX MII does in the tutorial ahead. To get the look, she uses added hair to create a voluminous bun before wrapping the fishtail braid around the bun. It’s an easy hairstyle that can easily be dressed up or down to fit your look.

 

 

 

A Hybrid Updo

A high ponytail meets at the intersection of glam and whimsical, making it the ideal hairstyle for special events and casual days alike. Let Ebony’s Curly TV be your guide in the tutorial ahead, where she creates a braided crown paired with a fishtail braid. The results are nothing short of magical and fairly easy to recreate at home.


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