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.
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.