Mermaid Braid (Bonus Post!)

Hey hey hey everybody! Today, I have this super beautiful hairstyle—modeled by my super beautiful sister!—that is super easy, and great for the Spring/Summer themes!

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Items needed: 3 elastics, hairbrush, hairspray, and bobby pins—if desired
Time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty: medium

Alrighty! Let’s get to it!

1. To start, make sure that the hair is brushed, and if frizzy, I would recommend hairspraying it first.

2. To begin the mermaid braid, take a section of hair from the front, and bring to the back of the head. Then, begin a simple three-strand braid. Your hair should look something like this:
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3. Now, pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

4. Now pic up a section of hair on the left side of the head..

5. Then, begin to fishtail-braid the left section of hair. Pancake the braid, then secure with an elastic.

6.  Repeat steps 4-5 on right side. Your hair should now look something like this:

 

 

 

{Make sure that you leave behind a bit of hair with the three-stranded braid!}

7. Now, gather all the hair together and braid it into a plait (using the fishtail braids for your left and right sections, and the three-stranded braid/leftover hair for the middle)—while you are braiding, make sure you pull out the other elastics (if desired), that way you don’t see them in the final look. (;

8. Hairspray—if desired. Also, if there are any spots that seem to be needing some pinning, bobby pin to your desire!

And that’s all there is to it! I hope y’all enjoyed this gorgeous hairstyle!

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Happy Hairstyling!

❤ always: Emily

Fishtail Side Braid

*Bonus Post*

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! We have a special bonus post for  you today!

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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