When I saw these pictures of a mermaid tail braid, I was honestly quite disappointed because it seemed completely irrelevant to mermaids. As we recall, Ariel’s hair swims freely around (with her) in the water a lot and is combed by an appetizer fork/dinglehopper when on land.
AND THEN I SAW IT. The braid IS a mermaid tail. Get it? HAIR PUN I LOVE IT.
(Images and step by step instructions via Cup of Jo)