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”!

Portrait of young girl modeling Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Portrait of young girl modeling Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Portrait of young girl modeling Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Close-up of Faux Fishtail Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyles

Close-up of 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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  1. 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?

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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(:

  13. 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.


  15. 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

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