February 17, 2013

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Today’s video features CGH#1 filming her very first tutorial!

If you are like me and my girls, you love fishtail braids… but fishtails can take “soooo looooong” to style! We have shown you before how to create fake fishtail braids, but this technique is so easy and super fast!

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid HairstylesMy twins love this style because it’s so fast and easy, but looks so much like a fishtail that sometimes people cannot even tell a difference!

CGH #1 wanted to show all of you this braid because it is a morning go-to style when you are in a hurry because it can be done in “2 minutes or less”!

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Items Needed: Brush, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 1-2 minutes

Skill Level: Very Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by sweeping the hair over to one side and over the shoulder {your hair can be curly or straight to begin with… either one looks great}…
  2. Take you thumb and forefinger and push them through the back of your hair to the front of the hair…
  3. Then, using those two fingers… grab the bottom of the ponytail and flip it through the hole created by your fingers…
  4. Make sure and hold the hair securely after the first flip, so that the twist generated by the flip does not unravel {This one can easily come undone if you don’t hold it tight. Also, don’t worry if the flip is down away from your head a bit}…
  5. If you feel that the flip is down too low simply reinsert your thumb and forefinger again through the hair {make sure you don’t go through the exact same spot!} and pull the bottom of the ponytail through once more {you want the new flip to be slightly off from the original one}…
  6. Give the hair a slight tug downward to help straighten out any excess bumps or thickness in flips {you will notice that once you have created a flip or two, your hair will likely hold its shape and often won’t even come undone if you let go}…
  7. Continue down the ponytail, adding as many flips as you wish by using the same method as above. {Please make sure each time you are instering your fingers through the ponytail, that you do so in a slightly different spot. This help the hair hold, and creates the fishtail braid-like look.
  8. When you run out of hair, secure the the bottom with an elastic.
  9. Feel free to loosen any pieces or tug on the edges of the fishtail to create a messier more romantic look.

Also, we present to you our four favorite names for our new family puppy… from the over 16,000 fan suggestions you left in our last video. Our four favorites are Chewy {from Chewbacca in Star Wars}, Thor {because this little guy is so tough}, Mousse {play on words for a tough Moose and the mousse foam used in hair, and Braidy {play on words for Brady, the boy’s name, and “Braid”y, since we are huge fans of braids!

PomaPoo Puppy

PomaPoo Puppy

For the next week, are allowing our fans to vote for their favorite from among those four names, and we will announce the new puppy’s name in our next video! Be sure to comment on YouTube below the video with your vote!


If you liked this hairstyle, please do feel free to share! Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Ruti

    Where did you get your pomapoo? I would like to get one. You can email me at Imapated8@gmail.com Thank you!

  • I think it should be chewy because the puppy is so cute and the name chewy is a cute name!

  • larabob

    i’m twelve and I’ve tried this a few times and it hasn’t really worked out that well is there any tricks of how to do it?

  • Aww… so cute! You have to call him chewie because he’s soooo furry!

  • Jessica

    i vote for chewy

  • I think thor

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  • lizbeth:)

    Well I think Braidy it’s a cool name……….And talking about the Braid it’s awesome:)

  • Katy


  • jj

    Hey, love the hairstyle, I think your puppy should be called Braidy! 🙂

  • Angie love

    I love ur hairstyles I was wondering if u can do more because this year for school I want my hair different everyday

  • America

    Brady! I wish I’d found this site sooner or i would of ton for Captain Hairmerica.

  • Lucy

    I love Braidy! (even though I’m quite a bit late:)

  • Katie

    I vote for Thor

  • Sessy

    Braidy or mousse I like braide better.

  • Hailey Jacobs

    Mousse !!!!!!!

  • Kel Mo

    I love Braidy! That is sucha cute name!

  • Tori

    My friend and I love MOUSSE!!!! 🙂

  • maya

    Braidy sounds adorb!My vote is for that! 😀

  • georgia

    braidy is cute

  • Emma

    Hi! I love your website! I really wish that I could actually use some of the hairstyles. Unfortunately, I have very short curly hair. 🙁 Anyway, I really like this hairstyle, and am trying to figure out how to do it on my mom. 😀 My vote is Braidy.

  • Deena

    Thanks mindy and Brooklyn for this amazing hairstyle, I thought it was a loose fishtail or something…

  • marlene


  • Livia

    Hey, you should do more videos of hairdoes you can do your self. You should make a catigory. Just a suggestion. I would really like it. I do my own hair so i like hair do’s i can do myself 🙂

  • charlotte

    i love this hairstyle 🙂 i tried it and what i found is that you can create something like a pattern when you go through the parts in a right left rythm it looks sooooo much like the alladin kinda hairstyle 🙂 love it

  • Shaikha

    The best is Thor and chewy!!!!

  • Tina

    I vote for the name Braidy!

  • Annalaya

    My hair is sooooo thick it holds throughout the day without an elastics ,

  • Sami


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  • Noelle

    CHEWY totally! your puppy is sooooo cute

  • Noelle

    Chewy is Number one, but Mousse is cute to sooooo CHEWY!!!!!

  • sabrina

    i like the name chewy

  • Valerie

    Hey I love this my friend does it all the time!
    I vote…


  • Jessica


  • Loved it is soooo much easier I think brandy is defiantly the name for you’re new puppy

  • Stephanie


  • Sunny

    What do you do to keep the hair from getting knotted? I did the fake fishtail for my daughter. When I tried to get it out a few minutes later, when I decided that it didn’t look right with her day old hair, it was knotted and I couldn’t get it loose without really working on it.

  • Nik

    What kind of dog is braidy? Love your vids great stuff
    -from Ontario Canada

  • Sara

    Mousse is very very pretty.. kiss from Portugal!

  • laura

    i vote for braidy

  • jilly

    i vote braidy(:!!!!

  • Hannah Z.


    • Hannah Z.

      What kind of dog is he?

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  • Holly

    I vote for braidy!

  • bea


  • Ayshia

    Mousse or chewy is adorable <3 I love your website!

  • Rachel

    I vote Braidy!

  • Found you on Pinterest and followed 🙂
    Keep shining!!

  • You are wonderful Mindi 🙂
    Could not find you on Pinterest though 🙁

  • Nan

    I vote for Braidy! 🙂

  • Paty T

    I vote for Chewy!!!!

  • Lexi

    I like Chewy!

  • Madisen

    Whoops no.3 is supposed to be braidy

  • Madisen


  • Cami

    I like Mousse

  • Michelle

    I like Braidy…BTW what kind of dog?So cute.

  • Your #1 Fan

    Braidy. I mean, duh.

  • Gabriela

    i vote for chewy puppy is so CUTE 😀

  • Leah P

    Its gotta be MOUSSE!

  • Very cute hair style.I like this very much…

  • Stephanie

    BRAIDY!!!! Your dog is soooooo cute 🙂

  • PLEASE put Chewy or Braidy!!! The puppy looks so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

    • Megan

      I like Chewy!

  • Lisa Nickols

    I like Chewy!! Thanks for differnt hair sytles. My daugher does gymnastic and have triedsome of the ideas!

  • Anna

    Braids/Brady or mousse/moose because he has such cute and cool colored hair and because you guys are the royalty of hair! 🙂 He is so cute! I hope he hasn’t gotten into too much trouble yet I have a silly puppy too. Have fun with him!!!

  • Megan

    I vote Braidy!!!!!!
    I love the hairstyle and it will save me some time in the mornings!!

  • Lucy

    Please not chewy please please please not chewy

  • Lia

    I really like Chewy. Cut hairstyle, too!

  • Emily


  • I vote for braidy and my mom votes for chewy!! What a adorbs puppy!!!

  • Tiffany

    Mousse!!! What a cute puppy!!

  • Nicole

    I’m for Chewy or Thor! Chewy because he is as fluffy as Chewy. Thor because I simply love Thor! 🙂

  • Chloe

    I love Braidy!

  • Anonymous

    Braidy is sooooooo cute.

  • Maddie

    Definatly Braidy and Mousse. Your puppy is soooooo cute!! It deserves a hair based name 🙂 ha ha

  • Hannah

    Chewy!!! What breed is he? He looks like a goldendoodle.:)

  • Rebeca

    He’s so fluffy!!! His name should be chew!
    And I love this hair style!!!:)

    • Rabeca

      Sorry guys I meant chewy!!!!:) it really fits him cause he’s soooooo fluffy!

  • Erica

    Please do THOR!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Annelise

    I vote for moussee!

    I love the colour of CGH#1’s eyes! They match her shirt perfectly!

  • Kruti

    My first choice is chewy. My second choice is braidy. My third choice is mousse and last but not least thor.So first choice is the best and last choice is worst.

  • helene

    Braidy or Chewy!!!!!!

  • Linda

    #1 – Chewy
    #2 – Braidy

    Thanks so much for your videos. Love them!!!!!

  • Brooklin

    I vote chewy! Soooo cute!!!! Thank you!

  • Abby

    I think you should name him chewy.

  • linsy


  • Daria

    I vote for braidy!!

  • peggy

    Chewy, since our dogis named Wookie, from star wars, lol

  • Ayshia

    Chewy is so cute!

  • Rachel

    Chewy is by far the best!!!

  • Marieke

    I like mousse. He is such a cute dog!!!

  • I love this hairstyle I’m 12 years old and it looks so easy and so pretty too thanks so much! Also I vote for Braidy 🙂

  • Kristin


  • beccaroni99

    I like chewy! And I love this hair style!

  • anna

    What kind of dog is he/she??? Its sooooo cute.. And the name is say is moose.

    • Madisen

      I’m pretty sure it’s a boy

      • Lucy

        It is a boy

  • Carly

    We vote for Braidy!

  • Brooklyn

    I vote Braidy!

  • angela


  • Federica

    I just wanted to congratulate this girl on her first video! I don’t want to ramble about how much I like all your hairstyles and ideas you put out here (or how much I envy your thick hair, for that matter), but a huge thumbs up for CGH1, she didn’t “ooh”-ed or “uuuhm”-ed once! YouTube is full of people who don’t know how to speak on camera and she definitely isn’t one of them! 🙂

    • Federica

      *she didn’t “uuuh” or “uuuuhm”

      … sorry, not native English speaker

  • zoey

    i choose either chewy or braidy

  • Shelley


  • Olivia

    Is he a Norfolk terrier?

  • Elise

    I’d go for Thor

  • Merida

    Braidy so sure

  • Brianne

    Mousse or Braidy! Not Chewy, please not Chewy…please. 🙂

    • Merida

      I agree

  • Brandi

    My girls and I are dying to know what kind of puppy he is….we think it might be the same as ours! Is he a Havanese?

  • Janie

    Brady all the way!!! BTW he is so cute. I love dogs

  • Alicia

    My kids and I think Chewy or Braidy. SOOOOOOOOOOO CCCUUUTTTEEE!!!!!!!! My we have your dog!

  • Kyra


  • Reina

    Chewy! How do you get your hair so long? Cute hairstyle!

  • Emily

    Braidy or chewy

  • Kurry 12

    I like Braidy

  • moosemousse

  • E&L

    Chewy is cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Madi

    Thor, definitely Thor.

  • Megan

    I vote Thor!(: what kind of dog is he? I love fish tails but they take so long, this will save me a ton of time(:

  • Loraine

    how sweet of you all to let us be apart of naming your dog! My 1st choice would be Braidy but Mousse is cute too! Thanks!

  • Jessie

    I vote for chewy!!! Hes cute!!

  • CHEWY!!!!!! The cutest of them all:)

  • I love Chewy or Braidy, cute names, thank you sooo much for the hairstyles I do them on my sister and my mom does them on me!

  • Julia

    I like Braidy! he’s such a cute little guy!

  • tiarra

    I love mousse!

  • Chloe333

    I love the name Braidy He is so cute! Thanks 4 all your awesome videos!

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE Chewy!!!!!!! 🙂

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  • Maggie


  • sarah


    • Chewy is the perfect name the puppy

  • Giulia


  • R3ANN3

    i vote for chewy!! x<3
    what type of dog is he?

  • Braidy!!!! Love the hairstyle!!

  • Maggie

    My vote is for Braidy since that is my hubby’s name.

  • Very cute

  • callie


  • Chewy sounds really cute and it suits the puppy… great hairstyle though…big fan of cutegirlshairstyles 🙂

  • Kennady

    I want Thor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Veray Carter

    Brady! He is so cute!

  • Libby M

    Definitely Braidy coz his hairs kind of curly like when you take out braids!!!

  • I love chewy and that hairstyle is cool x

  • Megan

    Braidy is very cute and very appropriate I think 🙂

  • Ann

    I really like the name braidy

  • Olivia

    I vote for chewy. What kind of dog is he? So cute!!!!!!

  • Kimberly

    I like chewy…

  • Suzanne

    What kind of dog is (braidy, mouse, chewy, Thor)? It is so cute!

  • Skyler

    Definitely either Mousse of Braidy… I am leeding towards Braidy though…

  • Loraine

    Oops! Spellcheck! Mousse! Sorry:/

  • Loraine

    I like Braidy for my 1st choice and Moouse for my 2nd! How sweet for you all to let us be apart of picking out your dog’s name! Thanks(:

  • Lucy

    Cute hairstyle and definitely Braidy

  • Hannah

    I like mouse(:

  • Chewy

  • Karissa

    He looks like a Chewy 🙂

  • Summer

    I vote for chewy, so cute!!!

  • Bella

    I think I vote for “Braidy”. It is an adorable name!

  • Kristina

    I vote for mousse!!!!!!<3. Btw LOVE this hairstyle

  • Debbie

    I vote for ~Chewy~ because that is our dogs name 🙂

  • Nikki F.

    I vote for #4 braidy 🙂 such a cute puppy!

  • Briana L.

    I like Braidy.

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  • Raine

    I vote for the name Mousse because in Canada everyone jokes that we live with the moose

  • Alanna Markovich

    I vote for Mousse! 🙂

  • Frances

    I vote Chewy:)
    Btw I love the braid! My daughter will enjoy learning how to duplicate that:)

  • annisa


  • Amester

    I think Mousse is a cute name…

  • Allie

    Love the video! Definitely going to try it on a hectic morning. My vote is for Braidy!

  • Cindy

    Brady for braids. Fits your family so well.
    I also want to say I really like to see your girls do some hairstyles. My granddaughter is starting to do her own hair and this very helpful for her.

  • Daisy


  • Joan


  • Alethia


  • Yaire Rivera

    I love the name braidy for the puppy

  • trooper

    I love the name Chewy

  • Daisy


  • Shelli

    I vote for Chewy!

  • Shauna

    I choose Chewy. 🙂

  • Katy


  • Sandra Bailey

    Chino is the vote in our household, I also recommended the name on facebook. The puppy is adorable and now the 5 kiddies would like one. <3

    • Sandra Bailey

      sorry, didn’t read all of the message, oopsy.


    • Madisen

      Who’s chino??

  • Heather

    I vote for Chewy, and cute hair style!

  • Laura

    I vote for Chewy. 🙂

  • Hannah


  • I like Braidy! 😀

  • Nikki

    My husband and I vote for Mousse!