How Do I Fix My Hair Like a Mermaid?

You can create a mermaid hairstyle with a few hair tools.
You can create a mermaid hairstyle with a few hair tools. (Image: hair brush (series3) image by Jake Hellbach from

Mermaid hair is a style you can create if you're attending a costume party or if you're looking for a fun and unusual way to style your locks for an event. Mermaid hair is usually associated with a messy and tousled look, which you can easily recreate with a few braids and curls thrown in for a whimsical, fresh from the sea style. You need just a few styling products to create a hairstyle that's sure to make a splash.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair brush
  • Mousse
  • Curling iron
  • Crimping iron
  • Hair ties
  • Hair spray

Comb out freshly washed hair with a comb to remove any tangles. Spread a quarter-size amount of mousse through your hair to create texture and let hair air dry.

Plug a curling iron into an outlet to heat up. Wrap a few 1-inch strands of hair around the heated curling iron, hold in place for 30 seconds and let the curled hair release. Repeat this around the crown of your hair until you have about six or seven curls.

Plug a crimping iron into an outlet to heat up. Place 1-inch strands of hair into the iron, holding it down for about 30 seconds, and then release the hair. Repeat this around the crown of your head until you have about six strands of crimped hair.

Grab a few strands of uncurled and uncrimped hair and make a long braid, securing the hair at the end with a hair tie. Repeat to make a few thin braids intermittently throughout the hair.

Thoroughly spray all the hair with hairspray to make sure it holds its shape.

Tips & Warnings

  • Place accessories like a flower or shell clip in the hair.
  • Take care not to touch the heating tools on their metal areas.

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