Braid 2-Fishtail Heidi Braids

Braid 2-Fishtail Heidi Braids is a new take on the traditional Heidi Braids.

I did the older tutorial on my sister, Sarah because my hair wasn’t long enough. Her hair is so gorgeous I tell her almost every day how quickly I would trade with her if I could.

The trick with Heidi braids is getting the back to look right. In the previous tutorial, I braided two pigtail style braids and wrapped each side straight up and over the top of the head. With this new tutorial I figured out a way to make it more smooth and sleek in the back so click through to the video to see how this is achieved.

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Here are the steps for Braid 2-Fishtail Heidi Braids:

Step 1 / Start by parting the hair into two halves; a side part and center part down the back.

Step 2 / Next tie off the right side to work with later.

Step 3 / Then combine all the hair on the left side and pull it towards the back of the head so it angles towards the right side.

Step 4 / Create a fishtail braid by separating the hair into two halves and taking a smaller piece from one side and crossing it over the top to the opposite side.

Step 5 / Then repeat this on the opposite side, bringing a smaller section from one side, crossing it over the top, and adding it to the other side.

Step 6 / Continue braiding down to the end of the braid and tie off the end with an elastic.

Step 7 / Now repeat steps 3 through 6 with the hair on the right side.

Step 8 / Once both sides are braided, take the braid hanging on the right side and wrap it over the top of the head, securing it in place with hair pins.

Step 9 / Now take the other side and wrap it over the top and place it in front of the other other braid before securing it with pins.

Step 10 / Take a piece of ribbon and set it right behind the braids, pinning it down under the braids with pins.

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  1. Amy
    June 27, 2014 / 12:42 PM

    My hair is shorter than yours, but this style worked very well (I could not cross the end of braids on the top of my head)! Thank you for the idea!

  2. June 19, 2014 / 12:42 PM

    I loooooooooooooove this look! So cute and fantasy looking!

  3. Sarah T
    June 17, 2014 / 9:35 AM

    Oh Missy, everything about this is just so feminine and lovely. I love it!

    • June 18, 2014 / 11:34 AM

      Thanks so much, Sarah!

  4. Izda
    June 17, 2014 / 2:36 AM

    Love your hair do! Where did you get the gold ribbon from? Its lovely.

    • June 18, 2014 / 11:34 AM

      I found the ribbon on etsy (:

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