We're hooked on this look and in a few steps you will be, too! The easiest way to do a fishtail braid when you're just starting out is to do a side braid. Gather your hair to one side and split it into two equal sections. Take a small cluster from the outside of the back section and cross it over the top. Grab a small piece from the outside of the front section and cross it over the top. Continue this process all the way down, it will get easier to manage the braid as you go. And remember, the smaller the sections the more intricate the look. After securing the ends with an elastic, lightly pull the sections apart to loosen and add texture.