In this world full of stunning hairstyles, you can’t survive if you haven’t seen or at least tried the simplest of braiding tutorials like the mermaid braid or the fishtail braid. And we must say there’s absolutely nothing about this braids that we don’t love, agree? Stunning and glam on the sides, sleek and polished all over! And so if you are looking for a new style this chic messy mermaid braid is definitely your new must-try hairstyle!
Nothing beats a perfect messy braid! Agree? Yes?If yes, well then you’re definitely on the right page!
As we all know big, messy braids were all over the world these days, every girls love this hairstyle so much that the hairstyle has even spilled over or we must say used into every events like casual wedding, birthday party, prom night and even in just a casual day!
And if you think that this messy mermaid braid is complicated, well, you’re wrong! It’s actually one of the easiest braids to create even by just doing it all by yourself! You don’t even need to master how to French-braid!All you need to do is just simply follow the steps below!
Take a minute and see this chic messy mermaid braid is definitely your new must-try hairstyle!
Before getting started, make sure you have a curling iron, texture spray, a comb, texture powder, two small elastics, medium-hold hairspray, and some bobby pins just in case some pieces come loose.
1. To truly master the mermaid braid, start with plenty of texture. Curl your hair if necessary, and spray it with texture spray. This is a perfect style to try on second-day hair.
2. Part out a circular section at the crown, as if you were tracing a tiara on your head. Tease at the crown with texture powder for maximum lift.
3. Three-strand-braid the parted crown section, and secure it with a small elastic that matches your hair color.
4. Grab a 1- to 2-inch width of hair on one side at the front of your face. Twist it back loosely toward the braid, and finger-tease it to add texture. Push that piece through the first section of the braid, and pull it through. Repeat on the opposite side.
5. Continue twisting, finger-teasing, and weaving down the braid, alternating sides, until all the loose pieces are woven into the braid.
6. Secure your hair with a second elastic at the base of the braid. Pull gently on both sides for that messy, voluminous look. Pin any pieces that have come loose using bobby pins. And finish with a medium-hold hairspray.
That’s really all it takes. Once you get the hang of the pattern, the mermaid braid will be one of your go-to hairstyles for a day, whether at a farmer’s market or a summer wedding.