Over Thanksgiving weekend, my friend was asking me how to create this French Mohawk Braid. Since half up hairstyles are some of the most requested tutorials I thought it’d be perfect to share a tutorial with you as well!
This is a simple yet edgy style and a fun way to elevate your favorite everyday curls. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and be sure to let me know what you think! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy
French Mohawk Braid Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
2 Bobby pins
French Mohawk Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a section of hair for the braid so create two parallel part lines at the corners of the forehead and clip down the bottom hair.
Step 2 / Pick up a small section near the hairline and divide it into three smaller pieces for the braid.
Step 3 / I’m going to start by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand.
Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section and add it into the middle strand.
Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it into the middle strand.
Step 6 / Repeat these steps crossing the side strands over the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid until it reaches the crown of the head.
Step 7 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 8 / Then to hide the elastic, divide out a small section of hair, wrap it around the elastic band and pin it underneath with a bobby pin.
Step 9 / Gently back comb the ponytail a little bit to add some volume.
Step 10 / Spritz the ponytail with some hairspray for hold and smooth down any flyaways.
For today’s tutorial I’m excited to be sharing this French & Lace Fishtail High Bun
I recently posted a picture of this hairstyle on instagram and so many of you asked for a tutorial! If you don’t get it right the first time, don’t give up! This one takes a bit of practice! It even took me a few different tries to get it just right.
I hope you enjoy the video and thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy
French & Lace Fishtail High Bun Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
French & Lace Fishtail High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a section of hair at the top of the head. Create two parallel part lines at the corners of the forehead and clip down the bottom hair.
Step 2 / Now pick up a section of hair near the hairline and divide it into three smaller pieces for the french braid.
Step 3 / Braid this top section of hair into a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand while incorporating new sections into the braid.
Step 4 / Once the braid reaches the crown, stop adding in new hair and braid the section to the end in a regular three strand braid.
Step 5 / Slide two bobby pins over the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 6 / Take the rest of the hair, tie it up into a high ponytail, and unravel the end of the braid.
Step 7 / Now divide out a small section of hair from the ponytail and then take a mesh donut and pull the rest of the ponytail through the center.
Step 8 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and with the bottom section left out, begin a fishtail braid.
Step 9 / Take a small section from the top section and crossing it over and into the bottom section.
Step 10 / Then take a small piece from the bottom section, cross it up to the top section and add it in.
Step 11 / Now take a small piece from the top, cross it over to the bottom, then pick up a new section of hair from the ponytail and cross it over and into the bottom section.
Step 12 / Then cross a small section from the bottom over and into the top section.
Step 13 / Now just repeat those steps creating a fishtail braid around the mesh donut until all of the hair from the ponytail is incorporated into the braid.
Step 14 / Once all of the hair from the ponytail is brought into the braid simply braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular fishtail braid.
Step 15 / Now wrap the braid around the bun, tucking it underneath, and then secure it in place with bobby pins.
A few tips to keep in mind when creating this bun is to bring in sections that are a medium-thickness. If they’re too small then you’ll see the mesh donut through the sections and if they’re too large then you won’t have enough hair to braid all the way around the bun.
Another tip is to keep the braid fairly tight when working around the bun because this will help the bun maintain it’s share and it’s always easier to loosen the braid rather than try and tighten it up after it’s finished.
Here is the last vlog from our trip to Okinawa Japan!
I have edited and re-edited this video so many times. I can’t even tell you how happy I am it’s finally done. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and love seeing what we did on our trip this past summer.
Last summer we went to Japan to visit my family. This vlog is a continuation of the other 3 vlogs I previously posted. It’s taken me forever to finally finish editing the last two vlogs so I hope you enjoy them! Be sure to let me know if you’d love to see more vlogs in the future!
The holidays are here so I wanted to quickly share one more holiday inspired hairstyle. This dutch braided bun is a lot easier to do than it looks and would be such a fun hairstyle to wear for a new years party! Dress it up or down and wear it as an everyday style. It’s a great heatless hairstyle too and could be done with one braid instead of two.
Let me know what you think and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Dutch Braided Bun Supplies:
6 Bobby pins
Dutch Braided Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Pick up a small section of hair on the right side of the part and divide it into three small pieces for the dutch braid.
Step 3 / Cross the right strand under the middle and then cross the left strand under the middle.
Step 4 / Then cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand as well.
Step 5 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then just repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid, angling it towards the back of the head until hair is brought in from underneath the right ear.
Step 7 / Then braid the section a little further down and slide two bobby pins over the bottom.
Step 8 / Now repeat those steps and create a second dutch braid on the left side of the head crossing the side strands under the middle strand and angling the braid towards the back of the head.
Step 9 / Once the braid reaches the other braid remove the bobby pins from the first braid and combine it with the second braid.
Step 10 / Then continue crossing the side strands under the middle while bringing new sections in the braid until all of the hair is combined into one braid.
Step 11 / Now braid the section to the ends and wrap it into a spiral towards the left side at the nape of the neck, tucking the ends into the center.
Step 12 / Then slide bobby pins around the outside of the bun and in the middle as well until it feels nice and tight against the head.
Step 13 / Then go back over the braids and gently pull on the edges to make them a little fuller.
Step 14 / Set the style with a medium-hold or firm-hold hairspray.