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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Back to School Hairdo: French "Doubled-Up" Braids

July 22, 2009

French Doubled-Up Braids

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 2 regular rubberbands, and 2 clear rubber bands.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes.

Skill Level: Medium

Begin by parting your DD’s hair on either side…

Now, create another part from the top down to each ear and clip the hair out of the way on one side.

Using the French braid technique, braid down both sections of hair to the ear. When you run out of hair to add to the French braid, just continue on with a regular braid through the length of the hair and secure with a clear rubber band…

Now part remaining hair into two equal parts down the back of head…

Gather and create a braid right behind the ear adding in the ends of the French braid…

I intentionally had my small braid showing within the larger braid…

Secure with a regular rubber band and you’re done!

Happy Hairdoing!

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Quick Hairstyles: Ponytail Half Braid

October 30, 2008

This is one of many fast and fun hairstyles that literally only needs a few minutes!

Items Needed: Comb, brush, water bottle, two rubber-bands, and hairspray.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

For this one, begin by parting hair on either side and comb hair into an off-side ponytail… Rubber band into place…

Next, braid all the remaining hair. When you get to the end of the braid DO NOT add another rubber band…

Instead, flip hair up (so hair is now in half). Now add another rubber band around all of the hair (in this picture you can see the two rubber bands because one is brown and one is black)…

You will essentially have two rubber bands on top of each other when you are done. Add a ribbon or bow for pizazz…

Happy Hairdoing!

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