Messy Fishtail Braid | Special Guest AndreasChoice

October 07, 2012

I have seen a lot of beautiful half-up/half-down hairstyles floating around this Fall, so I think they are going to be very “on trend” for this season.

I invited a very good friend of mine from YouTube, Andrea from AndreasChoice to help me out with this style.  She is a beauty and fashion guru on YouTube with nearly 900,000 subscribers!  Thanks, Andrea, for helping me!

Messy Fishtail Braid {Plait} | CuteGirlsHairstyles and AndreasChoice

This messy fishtail braid is very easy to create, and looks even better as a second-day ‘do after twisty buns, pin coils, or braids the day before!

Messy Fishtail Braid | Half-Up/Half-Down Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 1 large hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Steps:

  1. Begin by grabbing a section of hair just behind each ear, and be careful to not go too high up into the bang area. You want this to look like the side sections are pulled back…
  2. Secure the two sections from each side back into an elastic on the back of the head…
  3. Flip the ponytail up, over, and behind the elastic once. This will create a subtle twisted look to the pulled-back, side sections…
  4. Begin fishtailing the ponytail…
  5. When the fishtail is completed, gently tug on the edges of the braid to create a ‘messy’ look…
  6. Secure the ends with a small elastic.
  7. Add hairspray to control flyways, and a hair accessory if desired.

To add an even more disheveled look, carefully cut the first elastic out of the hair. This will loosen the top of the messy braid and leave your hair looking more loose and less styled.

Believe it or not, these messier looks are getting quite popular on the fashion runways this season!

This half-up/half-down hairstyle is perfect for girls of all ages, and is sure to bring lots of compliments!

Enjoy!

Happy Hairdoing!

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How to Fishtail French Braid | Long Hairstyles

November 15, 2011

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We have so many variations of braids on this site, but we really have not done a simple Fishtail French Braid hairstyle tutorial. {This can also be called the Herringbone French Braid.}

By popular request, we filmed one for you!

Fishtail {Herringbone} French Braid

Now, Fishtail Braids are perhaps the most difficult hairstyles to complete, not because the stranding is hard {because it really isn’t}, but because it can take a long time to do it. The smaller the strands you use, the absolute better the braid looks… but it can take you forever!

Fishtail {Herringbone} French Braid

This braid is a beautiful hairstyle, and although many people may know how to fishtail braid a ponytail… not many know how to incorporate the French braiding aspect of it to the head itself.

Here I show you how to do this entire hairstyle in roughly 7 minutes, but you may choose to use larger and looser strands, which is hugely popular today with teens and models, or use smaller strands which makes the braid look so crisp and clean.

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, 1 hair band, spray bottle and hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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Side Ponytail Combo | Teen Hairstyles

July 21, 2011

Here is a teen hairstyle that we uploaded to YouTube two months ago, but had not yet posted it here! My #2 daughter loves this style and does it all the time on herself {single or double ponytails}!

For added texture, you can Double French Braid the hair the day before and use the curls for 2nd Day ‘Do before completing this style {as I did in the photo}. In the tutorial, the hair was straight.

This hairstyle uses a simple side ponytial, with a partial Fishtail Braid. I also show how to use a hair-wrap around the hairbands, which really makes the style look darling {I only did one in the video, but would recommend wrapping both elastics}! Enjoy!

Items Needed:
Rat-tail comb, two hairbands, Topsy Tail tool {if desired}, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Happy Hairdoing!

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Bohemian Fishtail Braid | Popular Hairstyles

May 11, 2010

So many viewers have been asking for a hairstyle tutorial on how to do a Fishtail Braid (also called a mermaid braid). Here it is!!! It is a fun hair style, with a very unique look… and you can pretty much use it anywhere you would typically use a simple braid.

For this tutorial, I explain how you can have the braid look two different ways.  The first is one with a ponytail into the braid ending with another band (typical braid style), with the second being a more Bohemian loose style with only one band at the end. Younger girls prefer the tight fishtail while teens particularly like the latter, which is what I demonstrate here.

If you do not know how to fishtail braid, please pay particular attention to how to handle the stranding

Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, 1 long aligator clip, 1 large hairband, hairspray, accessories if desired.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium


Happy Hairdoing!

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