All I’ve been able to think about lately are fun, Summer hairstyles. Obviously I’m ready for winter to be over, haha! This hairstyle has always reminded me of the warmer months and can’t wait to wear it all Summer long. With that, I figured now is as good a time as any to share a tutorial.

As I was filming, I also thought it’d be fun to show you two other ways
to style these braids. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and would love to hear which version is your favorite so be sure to let me know in the comment section.

Here are a few similar hairstyles that you might also love!

Mixed Fishtail and Dutch Fishtail Braid 3 Ways Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair sectioning clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastic bands
  • Hair band
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Mixed Fishtail and Dutch Fishtail Braid Half Up:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now divide the hair on the left side into two sections and clip away the forward section.
  • step 3 / With the back section, pick up a small piece for the fishtail braid and divide it into two pieces.
  • Step 4 / Cross a small piece from the right side under to the left side. Then cross a small section from the left side under to the right side.
  • Step 5 / Continue crossing small sections from one side under to the opposite side while adding new sections into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps until the braid reaches the left temple.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the temple continue the fishtail braid down to the ends and cross two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 8 / Let down the front section of hair and pick up a new section near the part dividing it into three sections for the dutch braid.
  • Step 9 / Cross the side strands under the middle strand while incorporating new pieces into the braid working down to the left temple.
  • Step 10 / Then braid the rest of the section to the bottom and cross two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 11 / Now go back over the braids, pulling on the edges to make them wider and more full.
  • Step 12 / Pick up a 1″ section on the right side of the part and create a third braid working down to the bottom and crossing a bobby pin over the end.
  • Step 13 / Then bring all three braids around to the back of the head and tie them together with a clear elastic band.

Side Fishtail Braid Instructions:
A second way to wear these braids is in a side fishtail braid.

  • Step 1 / Bring the rest of the hair over the left shoulder.
  • Step 2 / Divide it into two sections and begin by crossing a small section from the right side over to the left side.
  • Step 3 / Then take a small piece from the left side and cross it over to the right side.
  • Step 4 / Repeat those steps crossing small sections from one side over to the opposite side and braiding all the way to the bottom.
  • Step 5 / Then go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full.
  • Step 6 / Then tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.

Messy Bun Instructions:
A third way to wear these braids is in a messy bun.

  • Step 1 / Start by combining all of the remaining hair at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 2 / Wrap all of the hair once with a hair band.
  • Step 3 / Wrap the hair band over the right hand and spread the ponytail up around the hair band.
  • Step 4 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over this base to form of the bun.
  • Step 5 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger and tighten the bun against the head.
  • Step 6 / Now take the hair left sticking out, loop it back towards the hair band and tuck it in.
  • Step 7 / Then pin down any pieces that are sticking out.
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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:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • Clear elastic
  • 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.
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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:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Mesh donut
  • Medium-hold hairspray

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.

Extra tips:

  • 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.
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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.

Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

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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!

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