How To: Mermaid Braid

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One of my favorite hairstyles has to be the easier-than-it-looks Mermaid Braid. It’s actually really simple to do, and it looks super cool. It’s a great style for keeping your hair out of the way and tied back, but it’s a little more interesting than your typical braid. It’s great for a day of hiking, a day at the beach, or a day in the office. Follow this quick tutorial and you’ll be Mermaid-braiding in no time!

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Step 1: Using a hair tie, loosely tie your hair into a low, side pony-tail.

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Step 2: Separate the pony-tail into two equal sections.

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Step 3: Take a small section of hair from one side, and wrap it over, adding it to the opposite side.

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Step 4: Repeat this by taking a new small section of hair from the side that you just added the first small section to, and wrapping that over to add it to the side that you took the first small section from.

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Step 5: Continue taking a small section of hair from one side, wrapping it over the top of the section that you took it from and adding it to the other section. Do this all the way down the split pony-tail.

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Step 6: Once you’ve gotten to the end of your pony-tail, gently slide the hair tie down the braid to the bottom, and secure it tightly.

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And there you have it! Easy-peasy, and just like that you look like a mermaid! *wink* This style is meant to look a little loose and undone, so don’t worry about keeping the braid super tight or neat looking! Just go with the messy vibe! You are heading out for an adventure, after-all!

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I’d love to see pictures of your Mermaid Braid! Tag me in your Mermaid Braid pictures on Instagram: @annamcohen

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