The back of a girl's head displaying the Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid hairstyle.

Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid Tutorial | Summer Styles | Fructis Style Masterclass

Make a Splash With a Half-Up Mermaid Braid

Not every day can be beach day (if only) but it can feel like it with this gorgeous, mermaid-inspired style. Think beachy waves meets a fishtail braid. Plus, the half-up half-down style keeps it casual and easy. If you love this, you’ll heart this Insta Mermaid Hairstyle, too. And if you need a primer on doing a fishtail braid, don’t worry: Just watch our Fishtail Braid tutorial for tips. Or check out these 12 long hairstyles to get more breezy inspiration for styling long lengths. For more easy tutorials and hairstyle inspiration, head to the Hairstyle Hub.

Get the look with these steps

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One hand spritzing Beach Chic Texturizing Spray for Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid tutorial Step 1.
Garnier Fructis Style Beach Chic Texturizing Spray Front

Beach Chic Texturizing Spray

Prep hair for styling.

Start by prepping hair with Beach Chic Texturizing Spray at the roots to add texture.

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Girl straightening hair for Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid tutorial Step 2.
Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Anti-Free Cream 5.1 oz - Hair Style for Frizzy Hair

Smooth Blow Dry Anti-Frizz Cream

Use a curling iron to add soft waves.

Add Smooth Blow Dry at the ends to tame frizz and protect from heat. Use a curling iron to add soft waves all around, wrap hair away from face and alternate to add more texture.

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Girl braiding hair for Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid tutorial Step 3.

You're ready to start braiding.

Separate hair into a front and back section and secure in place. Split the front section at the center and pull back while twisting away from face. Start braid by pulling sides from the outside and bring to the other side.

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Girl fanning hair out for Half-Up Half-Down Mermaid Braid tutorial Step 4.
Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Hairspray front

Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray

To set the look.

Use Sleek & Shine Hairspray to set the look.

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