Since it’s finally October I’m excited to be sharing my first Halloween tutorial for the year. I am excited about this Viking warrior costume because I really wanted to focus on the hairstyles for my tutorials. I love how many braids are included in this one and especially love how different it is for me. It’s always fun for me to step out of my comfort zone and stretch myself a little bit so I really hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Thanks for watching! xoxo, Missy

Viking Warrior Halloween Hairstyle Supplies:

Viking Warrior Halloween Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing the hair straight back from the forehead and creating two part lines at the corners of the forehead.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a section of hair at the hairline and split it into two sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small sections from one side over to the opposite side while adding in new sections of hair.
  • Step 4 / Continue the braid until all of the hair from this top section is brought in.
  • Step 5 / When the braid reaches the crown of the head, stop adding in new hair and braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular fishtail braid.
  • Step 6 / Back comb the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / On the left side of the head, divide the hair into two horizontal sections.
  • Step 8 / Braid each section into a dutch braid, following under the top fishtail braid and backcombing the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 9 / Create a third dutch braid on the right side of the head and pin it underneath the fishtail braid with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Add some feathers and metal rings to the braids to add extra detailing to the costume.
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The french braid, pulled loose so it stands out combined with a low bun is a great style to have in your beauty routine. I love it for everyday but it’s also a great style for work at the office or out for a special event. Pretty hair accessories are one of my weaknesses and I added a pretty gold wire hair comb to dress this one up a little bit. Let me know what you think in the comments down below!

French Braid Low Bun Supplies:

French Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section for the braid and divide it into three pieces.
  • Step 3 / Begin a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle along with a new section of hair.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle as well as a new section of hair.
  • Step 6 / Continue the braid, crossing the side strands over the middle while bringing new sections into the braid and working down towards the ear.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ear, continue the braid a little further down and slide two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Next combine the remaining hair into a low ponytail and then add the braid in.
  • Step 9 / Now go back over the braid and pull on the looped sections to make it wider.
  • Step 10 / Then tie the hair into a ponytail with a hair band.
  • Step 11 / Take the ponytail, twist it together, and wrap it around the hair band, pulling the ends through the middle and laying them around the inside of the bun.
  • Step 12 / To secure the bun in place slide bobby pins around the outside of the bun until it feels nice and tight.
  • Step 13 / Pull on small sections around the bun and spray them with hairspray to add texture.
  • Step 14 / To finish off the style, slide a gold wire hair comb on the right side of the bun.

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It’s officially Fall! Since Fall is my very favorite season and I am obsessed with fishtail braids I thought it’d be the perfect chance to share three of my very favorite hairstyles. These are all casual enough to wear as everyday hairstyles but can easily be dressed up for going out on the weekend or to a fancier event.

Which one is your favorite?! Let me know in the comments below! If there are any other specific tutorials you’d like to see this season feel free to share them as well! Thanks for watching! xoxo, Missy!

3 Fall Fishtail Braids Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 4 Bobby Pins
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

3 Fall Fishtail Braids Instructions

Half Up Fishtail Braids:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair in the middle or slightly off-center.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section of hair on the left side of the part and divide it into two halves.
  • Step 3 / Take a small section from the right side, cross it under and add it into the left side.
  • Step 4 / Then cross a small piece from the left side under to the right side.
  • Step 5 / Now cross under a small section and pick up a new section of hair crossing both underneath to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Then do the same thing with the left side, crossing a small section under, picking up a new section of hair and adding both into the right side.
  • Step 7 /Repeat those steps until four new sections are brought into the braid.
  • Step 8 / Then continue the fishtail braid down to the ends.
  • Step 9 / Now go back over the braid and gently pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.
  • Step 10 / Then criss cross two bobby pins over the ends so the braid doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 11 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second fishtail braid on the other side of the head.
  • Step 12 / Once both braids are done bring them together at the back of the head and tie them off with a clear elastic band.

Fishtail Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by creating a part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and split this into two halves for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Take a small section of hair from the right half and cross it underneath, adding it into the left half.
  • Step 4 / Then  take a small piece from the left, cross it under and add it into the right.
  • Step 5 / Now take a small piece from the right, cross it under to the left, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under as well adding it into the left side.
  • Step 6 / Then cross a small piece from the left side under to the right, pick up a new section of hair and adding it into the right side as well.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps continuing the dutch fishtail braid until it reaches the left ear.
  • Step 8 / Once the braid reaches the ear switch your hands and continue the braid working around the back of the head, adding in hair from the top of the head and the nape of the neck.
  • Step 9 / As the braid gets closer to the right ear finish adding all of the hair into the braid. This makes it easier to avoid getting those little bumps on the right side of the head.
  • Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then continue braiding down to the ends and criss cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 11 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it a little bigger.
  • Step 12 / Now lay the braid across the top of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.

Fishtail Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by combining all of the hair together at the back of the head and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 2 / Then hide the hairband by wrapping a small section of hair around it and securing the end with two bobby pins.
  • Step 3 / Now divide the ponytail into two halves and begin a fishtail braid.
  • Step 4 / So take a small section from the outside edge of the left half and crossing it over to the right half.
  • Step 5 / Then cross a small section from the right half over to the left.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps crossing small sections from one side over to the opposite side until reaching 3/4 of the way down the hair.
  • Step 7 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full. The more you pull on the braid the more casual it’ll look.
  • Step 8 / Now take a small section of hair and wrap it around the bottom of the braid.
  • Step 9 / Then take a clear elastic band and wrap it over the end of the braid making sure to include the end of the wrapped piece and this will tie off the braid while simultaneously hiding the elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Updos are so fun to wear on special occasions. With homecoming coming up soon, I thought it’d be fun to share another updo to help inspire you. This hairstyle may seem complicated but there are three basic parts to it so once you see how it’s broken down hopefully it’ll be a little easier to learn. Are you going to homecoming this year? How do you plan to style your hair? xo, Missy

Draped Fishtail Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 8-10 Bobby pins
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Draped Fishtail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into two halves.
  • Step 3 / Cross a small piece from the right side over to the left. Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right.
  • Step 4 / Now cross small piece from the right over to the left and pick up a new section of hair crossing it over to the left side as well.
  • Step 5 / Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over to the left side as well.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps until three new sections are added into the fishtail.
  • Step 7 / Then braid the rest of the section to the bottom and criss-cross two bobby pins over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 8 / Next divide out the hair on the sides of the head and clip them away to use later on.
  • Step 9 / With the remaining hair at the back, combine it all together and tie it with a hair band. On the last wrap only pull the hair halfway through so it creates a loop.
  • Step 10 / Then take sections of the loop and bring them up the head, pinning them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Take the end of the ponytail and loop this up to bun, tucking it into the hairband to form the bottom portion of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Now take the fishtail braid and gently pull on the edges to make it bigger.
  • Step 13 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it above the bun.
  • Step 14 / With the hair remaining on the sides, create another fishtail french braid bringing in new sections of hair until all of the hair as been incorporated into the braid.
  • Step 15 / Braid the rest of the section to the ends in a fishtail braid.
  • Step 16 / Make the braid bigger by pulling on the edges.
  • Step 17 / Then lay it over the left side of the bun and pin it in place.
  • Step 18 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Homecoming is coming up soon so I thought it’d be the perfect time to share a simple and easy updo that would be perfect for the occasion. I love this look for so many different events and even think it’d be so pretty for a bride or bridesmaids. I am anticipating a few questions about the headband I am wearing so I wanted to go ahead and let you know I purchased it from ASOS a few years ago; a similar one that I also love can be found here.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and would love to know what you think in the comments below!

Simple Formal Updo Supplies:

Simple Formal Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting thei hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a section of hair from the top of the head and pin it at the back to add volume at the crown.
  • Step 3 / Take small sections of hair from the right side of the head and pin them underneath the crown section.
  • Step 4 / Next pick up a 2-3″ section of hair at the back of the head and gently back comb this section.
  • Step 5 / Roll this section into a bun and pin it against the back of the head to form a hair cushion for the bun.
  • Step 6 / Take the hair from the left side of the head and wrap this over the hair cushion, pinning it as it’s wrapped.
  • Step 7 / Pick up a section of hair remaining at the nape of the neck and twist this into a rope braid.
  • Step 8 / Then gently pull on the edges of the twist to make it bigger.
  • Step 9 / Drape the twist over the bun and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Then repeat the same steps creating more twists with the remaining hair and pinning it over the bun as well.
  • Step 11 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
  • Step 12 / Add a pretty gold headband to finish off the style.
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