Braid 10-Double Waterfall Braids and Fishtail Bun is the fancy, updo version of Braid 20-Double Headband Waterfall Braid from “20 Braids for Spring.”

The first time I pulled this look together I finished with a regular donut bun but it didn’t do the trick for me. I had to dress it up a little bit more so I braided the hair into fishtail braids before wrapping them into a more elegant low bun.

I also snuck in two braids on the other side so it wasn’tย a blank slate and really love how the looked came together.

It may seem a little tricky but with a little practice it’ll be as easy as any other braid.

Double Waterfall Braids and Fishtail Bun

Two Braids into a Fishtail Bun

Here are the steps to completing the look:

Step 1 / Begin with right sided part.

Step 2 / Next, separate the left side into two portions, front and back, and pin the front part out of the way.

Step 3 / Then take a section, right at the part, from the back portion and separate it into three pieces.

Step 4 / Cross the back strand over the middle then the front strand over the middle to begin a french braid.

Step 5 / Next, cross the back strand over the middle and add in a section of hair from behind it, adding it into the strand.

Step 6 / With the front strand that would cross over the middle next, drop it down or pull it to the opposite side of the head and pin it out of the way.

Step 7 / Pick up a section of hair right below the pinned strand and add it in its place.

Step 8 / Repeat this waterfall braiding until reaching the nape of the neck.

Step 9 / At the bottom, tie off the braid with a hair tie to work on the next braid section.

Step 10 / Let down the waterfall strands and the front section that was tied off.

Step 11 / Take a section right at the part and divide it into three pieces for a new french braid.

Step 12 / Complete a regular french braid pulling int the waterfall strands when cross the back strand over the middle.

Step 13 / Once the braid reaches the first one, tie it off as well.

Step 14 / Next, take a small section of hair, about an 1 inch, on the other side of the part and braid the hair down into a regular braid.

Step 15 / Repeat step 14 with another section of hair so there are two regular braids on the right side of the head.

Step 16 / Then gather all the hair into a low, side ponytail.

Step 17 / Pull out the hair elastics from the two side braids and any other ties from the first ones.

Step 18 / Separate the ponytail into two halves and braid each one into a regular fishtail braid.

Step 19 / Next, take one of the braids and wrap it around the hair tie to create a bun.

Step 20 / Take the second braid, wrapping it around the first to create a more intricate looking bun.

Finished! I hope you love it and give it a try!

Braid 9-Mermaid Style Fishtail French Braid is the newest Fishtail French Braid for Summer!

I love this style so very, very much and think it would look gorgeous going down the back of the head too; an upcoming tutorial if you will (as soon as I can get my hands to cooperate that is).

I love Mermaid style braids and wanted to bring that idea into the fishtail french braid which is a braid that I have been wearing non-stop around here.Mermaid Style Fishtail Braid | MissySue.com

Follow these steps to get your own version or skip to the bottom for the video tutorial:

Step 1 / Begin with a deep side part.

Step 2 / Take a section right at the top and divide it into two halves.

Step 3 / Separate a section of hair from one side and cross it over, adding it to the opposite side.

Step 4 / Now take a section from the other side and add it to the other side.

Step 5 / Repeat steps 3 and 4 a few more times, 5-6 times.

Step 6 / Now cross a section over but add in a section from the outside, adding it in, creating a french braid style.

Step 7 / Then cross over a section from the bottom strand and also add in a strand from the outside as well.

Step 8 / Next, create 4 or 5 regular stitches of a fishtail braid.

Step 9 / Now take a section of hair from the outside and cross it over, adding it into the other side.

Step 10 / Then take an outside section, crossing it over, and adding it to the opposite side.

Step 11 / Then do 3 or 4 regular sections of a fishtail braid.

Step 12 / Bring in a section from the back and wrap it across, adding it to the opposite side.

Step 13 / Do the same thing on the other side.

Step 14 / Repeat the regular fishtail sections again.

Step 15 / Continue repeating steps 12-15 until all the hair is pulled in .

Step 16 / Braid the rest of the hair into a regular fishtail braid.

Step 17 / Tie off the bottom with a clear elastic band.

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Braid 8-Dutch Mermaid Side Braid is the perfect way to change up your favorite side braid!

A mermaid braid is when smaller strands are pulled into a braid creating a netted effect around the rest of the hair. With this dutch braid, the mermaid creates a tubing effect around the center hair that isn’t brought into the braid until the bottom.

When I first saw a mermaid braid, I was absolutely blown away and had to create my own version, the Mermaid Tail Braid.

This look, however, is a little more sleek and easier to do. Add in a great headband to give itย a gorgeous popย from the typical side braid.

Dutch Mermaid Side Braid | MissySue.com View Post

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Braid 7-Fishtail Ponytail is one of my favorite braids for Summer along with the Mohawk Dutch Braid!

This hairstyle is super easy to do and a regular braid can even be substituted in if you aren’t keen on fishtail braids. It is perfect for the beach, a day at the pool, and even on wet hair, which is especially nice now that I have packed away my curling irons until Fall! (This challenge is a ton harder to do than I thought it would be!)

Grab your favorite hair elastic and let’s get to work creating this beauty of a braid!

Step 1 / Sweep all your hair into a high ponytailย and tie it off with an elastic band. (*Here are some great tips to Master the High Ponytail.)

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Step 2 / Next, divide the ponytail into two halves.

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Step 3 / Take a smaller section of hair from the left side and separate it out. Here’s a video on How to Fishtail Braid if you prefer that to pictures.

Fishtail Ponytail | MissySue.com

Step 4 / Cross the smaller strand over the top and add it into the right section.

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Step 5 / Now, take a smaller section from the right side and separate it from the rest.

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Step 6 / Cross the strand over the top and add it into the left side.

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Step 7 / Continue cross small strands over the top to the opposite side, creating a fishtail braid.

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Step 8 / Tie off the tail with an elastic band.

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Step 9 / Gently loosen the braid to create a more casual effect.
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