Fluffy Faux Fishtail

Mindy Mcknight wearing yellow cap while holding her "Fluffy Faux Fishtail" braid

Who said that hat hair days had to be bad hair days?! In the wintertime, I’m all about hats! I LOVE a cute newsboy cap or even a fluffy beanie. The #CGHFauxFishtail is a cute and easy hairstyle that’s perfect for the winter (but it can also be worn all year round). Whenever I wear this look, I always get so many questions on how I did it, so today I’m going to show you.

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 10-12 clear or black hair elastics, hairspray, and hat.

Time Requirement: 10-12 minutes

Skill Level: Easy


How To Create Fluffy Faux Fishtail Braids

Profile view of Mindy Mcknight standing outdoors modeling the "Fluffy Faux Fishtail" braids
  • Divide the hair into 2 even sections.
  • On the first section, grab 2 outside pieces of hair and pull them to the front! Secure with an elastic. TIP: Place the first elastic halfway down your hair about chin level.
  • Take the hair in the elastic, and flip it inside out over the elastic.
  • Bring 2 more pieces from the outside to the front and secure with an elastic.
  • Flip the hair inside out the elastic.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 all the way down the hair.
  • Secure the ends with an elastic.
  • Repeat steps 2 through 7 on the other side.
  • Tweak and fluff. I love to pancake the hair to give it a more boho feel.
  • Add a cute hat or accessory to take it to the next level.

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