Half Up Dutch Braids and Bubble Fishtails


I am so excited about today’s tutorial because I always fall in love with cute bohemian hairstyles. This half updo has two dutch braids that connect into two little bubble fishtail braids and is so quick and easy to do. It’s a great look for wearing any day of the week because it’s casual enough for errands yet can easily be dressed up for dinner out. I wore this style the rest of the day and it really held up well since it uses a combination of bobby pins and hair elastics.

Let me know what you think and if there’s any specific hairstyle you’d love to see in a future tutorial be sure to leave a comment down below!

half-up-dutch-braids-hairstyleHalf Up Dutch Braids and Bubble Fishtails Supplies:

dutch-braids-fishtail-combo-hairstyleHalf Up Dutch Braids and Bubble Fishtails Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair where you normally prefer; I’m putting mine more towards the middle.
  • Step 2 / Next create a dutch braid on the bring in three sections both to the right and left side of the braid and then braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular braid. Make sure to secure the end with either an elastic band or a few bobby pins. It doesn’t matter which since we’ll be removing it later on.
  • Step 3 / Now repeat the exact same steps creating a second dutch braid on the right side of the head. Bringing in three sections to both sides of the braid and braiding to the bottom before gently loosening the edges; tying it off with another elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Divide off a section of hair at the top of the head and make sure to include the two braids that we just made.
  • Step 5 / Cross the left side over the right side and secure it against the head with a few bobby pins. After it’s pinned you can remove the elastic bands from the ends of the two dutch braids.
  • Step 6 / Next, pick up a small section of hair underneath the pinned section and braid 9 or 10 stitches of a fishtail braid. As you braid go ahead and pull the two sections away from each other to tighten the braid upwards. This is important for creating the look you see at the end.
  • Step 7 / Now go back and gently pull on the edges of the braid to make it a little bit wider and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 8 / Next divide off a small section of hair, wrapping it around the elastic band and secure it with another elastic band wrapping it over the ends from the wrapped section to make sure it stays nice and snug all day long.
  • Step 9 / Now create one more fishtail braid with the same section of hair, braiding about 10 stitches of a fishtail braid. Pull on the edges to make it a little wider and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Finish off the look by wrapping a small section of hair around the elastic band and tying a second elastic over the ends to keep the braid in tight all day long.



  1. September 15, 2016 / 8:54 AM

    Very gorgeous Missy Sue! This is quite hard to do but very beautiful results. You are so good on styling your hair without anyone’s help, I guess I will just share your site to my hairdresser. Thank you for this! Would definitely share this to my friends.

  2. September 10, 2016 / 4:23 PM

    I love this hair style. I am going to ask my stylist for something like this on my wedding day.

  3. Kdweeb
    September 6, 2016 / 5:31 PM

    I like how you present the hair when you’re done, instead of presenting your face. After all, this is a hair tutorial.

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