Messy Split Fishtail Braid | Cute Braids

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I have been receiving requests on FB, Twitter, email, etc, for today’s hairstyle from viewers everywhere. It has been likely our most requested hairstyle to date! You can understand why if you’ve seen many photos of this style floating around on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

There is nothing super new or special about the Split Fishtail, as the braid itself is exactly the same as our Box Fishtail from last year. It’s the braiding technique you use, however, that’s different.

For a cute final look, simply pancake only the underside and you’ll end up with a very beautiful braid look similar to our Stacked Braid tutorial from a few years back! This one has much more of a messy look to it, which I love!

To see your own photo recreations featured in our app, feel free to tag your own photos of this hairstyle on IG with: #CGHMessySplitFishtail

As always, any fishtail braid will take you a while to complete. This one not super difficult, which is why we are categorizing it as “Easy”, but do plan on spending about 8-10 minutes on the braid.


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 2 small hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy {but time consuming}

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