Today’s braid is the mermaid braid. If you do a YouTube or internet search, you are going to find a few different kinds of braids that people call the “mermaid braid”. So I thought I’d start out by explaining what the term “mermaid braid” means to the braiding community. When we say “mermaid braid” it means that we are pulling hair into a braid from the edges and passing over hair that is hanging down before we add it to our braid. Take a look at the tutorials I’m sharing here and you’ll see what I mean!
Mermaid Half Braid tutorial by Cute Girls Hairstyles. I think that this half up way is the perfect tutorial to start with if you have never done this braid before. You will be so pleasantly surprised to find out how fast and easy it is to do!
Ultimate Mermaid Braid tutorial by Missy Sue for Latest Hairstyles. If you are doing this style on yourself, doing a side braid might be your easiest way to go!
Additional Ways to Use the Technique
Lace Mermaid Braid Side Ponytail tutorial by me. Mermaid braids can be more delicate braids that may not hold up through a day of playing on a little girl. Thankfully this lace mermaid braid side ponytail will last you nicely all day!
Mermaid French Braid Hairstyle tutorial by Bebexo. Here’s what this technique looks like when it’s done straight down the back of the head. You can do it with our without the braids at the top.
Easy Mermaid Fishtail Braid tutorial by Kayley Melissa. This is such a beautiful hairstyle! If you aren’t used to braiding on your own hair, this will prove to be very tiring DIY braid, but it may be worth the aching arms if you love this look as much as I do!
Diving Mermaid Braid tutorial by Princess Hairstyles. This is a gorgeous style that combines French braids with a fishtail braid for a very unique look. If you are sending your little one off to school, sports or other activities, this one is definitely going to hold better for you than most of other tutorials that I share here today!
I hope this post gives you some great ideas on how to style a mermaid braid. It really is such a simple and easy technique. Like all the other techniques that we have learned in the challenge, you can get creative and take other braiding techniques and use them in a mermaid braid to create your own special style. Have fun and be creative with it!
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#30DaysNewBraids Favorites from 2015’s Braiding Challenge – More Braid Inspiration
I’ve gone back through all of the styles on Instagram that were done and tagged#30DNBDay22 as well as all the styles shared on my FB page and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Check out these mermaid braid hairstyles!