DIY: Fishtail Braid

Readers of Katie Leavitt's blog,, requested that she show them how to create her signature hair and makeup. One of the most popular for summer? The looks-harder-than-it-is fishtail braid.



Step 1: Tease hair at the crown to add lift and volume, then gather hair to one side.

Step 2: Divide hair into two sections and grab a ¼-inch piece from the outside of one of the sections.

Step 3: Cross the outside piece to the center; add to the opposite section, then gather a ¼-inch section from the outside of the opposite section.

Step 4: Cross the outside piece to the center. Add to the opposite section and repeat process until you reach the ends. Secure with an elastic band.

Tip! “For a clean look, use a clear elastic band instead of a colored one,” says Katie.

Learn more about this style from Katie at

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