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Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie — no hot tools or hair products necessary.

These fishtail braid instructions are easy to understand, and you only have to follow five simple steps. Plus, we've included clear, close-up photos so there's no need to pause and rewind.

Time to break out the elastics, stretch out your fingers and get ready to unleash your inner hair stylist. Keep clicking to see exactly how to fishtail braid.

Image via Imaxtree

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid, Step 1: Create a Ponytail
To begin, gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use a throwaway elastic — one that you can snip away with scissors at the end.

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid, Step 2: Divide Your Ponytail
Next, split your ponytail evenly into two sections. Unlike the classic plait, a fishtail braid only requires two sections.

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid, Step 3: Begin Weaving
Use your finger to separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge near the elastic and cross it over to the opposite side (overlapping just like you would if you were doing a standard braid). Re-grip your hair to tighten plait, still holding two sections. Repeat with a small section from the other side.

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid, Step 4: Maintain Evenness
Continue overlapping pieces from both sides of your ponytail, all the way down to your ends. Be sure to pull small sections from underneath to cross over, and try to grab the same size (about a half inch) sections from each side.

Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie — no hot tools or hair products necessary.

These fishtail braid instructions are easy to understand, and you only have to follow five simple steps. Plus, we've included clear, close-up photos so there's no need to pause and rewind.

Time to break out the elastics, stretch out your fingers and get ready to unleash your inner hair stylist. Keep clicking to see exactly how to fishtail braid.

Image via Imaxtree
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