Fishtail Side Braid

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Hey hey hey, everyone! Today, I have a super easy, super cute hairstyle to show y’all! So, this is one of my favorites to do when my hair is just a plain old mess, and I want that somewhat boho style. It’s really easy, takes little timing, and comes out really cute! Let’s get to it!

Items needed: two bobby pins, one elastic, and hairspray if desired.

Time: roughly 5 minutes

Difficulty: medium

1. Alrighty, to start, grab a small section of hair, anywhere from about a half an inch to an inch away from the front of your face.

2.With this section, begin to French-fishtail (by adding in hair to a normal fishtail braid) the the section until you get to the back of your ear (if you’re dealing with short hair, you may want to do the braid with smaller sections.)

3. Now, with that hair, continue to fishtail-braid (but you’re not adding hair in anymore!)

 

4.When you get to the end of your braid, hold it somewhat tightly, so that you do not undo your work.

5.Then, begin pancaking the braid by tugging on the edges (little tip: if you’re looking for a messier appearance, pancake the braid a bit more.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.Secure the pancaked braid with an elastic. Then, pin the braid to your desired placing (I like to hide my bobby pins, so I make sure to pin my braid behind a section of hair.)

And that’s all there is to it! If you’re dealing with shorter hair like mine, I would suggest hairspraying it.

Another little tip: if you want an even messier, boho appearance, grab different sizes of sections of hair throughout the braiding—rather than the same all the way through. (; Anywho! That’s about it!

(If you want a more formal look or just perhaps a tad fancier, I recommend curling your hair.  This side braid looks really cute on curly hair! And also try to make the braid as even a possible.)

Thanks for reading! Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

 

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Diy Dutch Fishtail Updo/Summer Hairstyle

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great summer (or winter as the case may be 😀 ) As I’ve said before, I love dutch fishtail braids, and am always trying to incorporate them into a new hairstyle. While I was away after Christmas I came up with this cool updo, with a dutch fishtail on the heavier side of my part, and a normal dutch braid of the lighter side. It’s a nice updo for a hot summer day (I did mine to look a little bit messier, but if you took the extra time to make it a bit more polished, it could be quite a fancy style. 😉 )

Items needed: a handful of bobby pins, 2 rubber hair ties, and hairspray (is desired)

Time: 10-15 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Begin by parting your hair off to one side..
  2. Next start a dutch fishtail braid on the heavy side of the part..
  3. Once you’ve braided up to about your ear, stop adding in hair and finish off with a regular fishtail..
  4. When you reach the ends gently go back and pancake the braid (tug on the edges of the braid for a fuller effect.) Then secure with an elastic..
  5. Now go to the other side of you head a do a regular 3 strand dutch braid, doing the same thing you did with the fishtail, (once you stop adding in hair, finish off with a normal plait and pancake the braid.)
  6. Secure with an elastic..
  7. Now secure the remaining hair that you have out of the braids at the back of your head with a hair tie..
  8. Plait the hair in the ponytail, and secure with a rubber hair tie..
  9. Roll the ponytail-plait into a bun and secure with bobby pins..
  10. All you need to do now is pin the two braids around the bun and you’re good to go! 😉

There you have this fun updo! Leave a comment down below, remember to subscribe, and we’ll see you next week with another tutorial!! 🙂