From high fashion shows to simple weddings, the mermaid braid is extremely popular and has many people flocking to the stylists to get this elegant look. The standard mermaid braid is also quite easy to accomplish, but this particular version might require a bit more effort.
Messy mermaid braids seem very complicated when you first look at them, but that is not to say that they are a totally impossible style to achieve. Even if you are not the most experienced hair braider, you can still learn how to do this style, and you might manage to make it look Paris Fashion Week worthy.
The messy mermaid braid requires long and fairly thick hair to give it more volume. If you have short hair, then you can add simple clip-in extensions. For this style, you will need good hairspray, elastics, texture powder, a curling iron, and a few bobby pins to secure the hair. Take care to brush your hair thoroughly to get out any tangles and knots. Wash your hair if it’s dirty and use a good spray to moisturize.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide to complete your messy mermaid braid:
1. Texture is key when it comes to the messy mermaid braid. If you need to, you can curl the hair before spraying it.
2. Create a circular part at the crown of your head before teasing it with good powder for texture. Braid the parted area with a triple strand before securing with an elastic.
3. Take some hair from your face and twist it to the back of your head in the direction of the braid. Push the twist through the braid and pull before repeating on the other side of your head. Take care to lightly weave and twist the braid to add more volume and texture to your look and repeat all the twists until all of your unbraided hair has been woven into your braid.
4. At the bottom of your braid, tie it up with an elastic before pulling your sides to create this messy look. Any loose hair can be pinned with the help of bobby pins before spraying with a good product for added moisture and shine.
The messy mermaid braid is quite a simple hairstyle that does not require too much effort or time to complete. Take care to use good sprays and a powder to add texture, volume, moisture, and shine to your hair. In the event that you need the style to stay put for the entire day, a good holding spray is essential.
When curling your hair, never use an incredibly high heat as this will likely cause damage to your hair. You can decorate a messy mermaid braid with beautiful flowers or butterfly hair clips for that special princess look.
When tugging your hair to create this messy look, make sure you don’t overdo it, as this could lead to the entire look falling apart. This style is simple and easy to do, and with the above instructions, you should be able to pull it off without the help of a stylist.