'Tis the season for big curls and bigger braids! I'm excited my hair is finally long enough to hold a braid that doesn't fall out before I'm out the door, and a fishtail holds even longer I find. Starting closer to the crown of your head adding pieces each time (french braid style) will guarantee a longer hold and makes your look more complete.
Starting at the crown of your head grab two pieces. Take one small piece from the left and add it to the right. Take a small piece from the right and add it to the left. And because you're french braiding as well, grab pieces to add to the braid as you go.