If you’re as obsessed with fishtail braids as I am, then you’ll love this new tutorial! Watch the video to learn how to create this beautiful double fishtail braid updo. Whether you’re heading to work, a school dance, or simply brunch, this style can be achieved in just a few simple steps. Let me know in the comments which hair tutorials you would like to see next!
Double Fishtail Braid Updo Supplies:
Hair sectioning clip
8-10 Bobby pins
Double Fishtail Braid Updo Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Then divide out the front section of hair from the part line down to the left ear and clip away the back hair.
Step 3 / Pick up a 1-2” section of hair near the parting lines and create a fishtail braid. To create a fishtail braid begin by splitting the section into two smaller pieces. Take a small sections from one side and cross it over the opposite side.
Step 4 / Continue the steps braiding the entire section of hair into a fishtail braid.
Step 5 / Once the braid reaches the bottom of the hair, criss cross two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 6 / Now pick up a new section of hair right in front of the previous fishtail braid and braid this section into a second fishtail braid.
Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the ends, secure the bottom by criss crossing two bobby pins.
Step 8 / Next divide out a section of hair from the part down to the right ear and keep this separate from the back section.
Step 9 / Combine all of the back hair together into a low ponytail.
Step 10 / Wrap a hair band over the ponytail and on the last pass only pull the hair halfway through to create a loop.
Step 11 / Take small sections of the bun and bring them up towards the head, pinning them in place with bobby pins.
Step 12 / Repeat the previous step pinning 3 or 4 sections of hair.
Step 13 / Take the ends of the hair left out and roll these under the bun and tuck them into the hair band.
Step 14 / Now take the section of hair on the right side and drape this over the top of the bun and then wrap it around the bottom of the bun, pinning it in place as you go.
Step 15 / Then take the two fishtail braids and the rest of the hair on the left side and wrap this over the bun, pinning it on the right side of the bun.
Step 16 / Then tuck the ends underneath the bun and pinning them with bobby pins.
Here is a fun back-to-school hairstyle that is not only easy, but super cute. The side french braid is something of an old favorite of mine. Even though I have a super old tutorial for this style I thought it was time for an updated version. This is not only a great everyday hairstyle but it’ll stay in all day too! I hope you love it and give it try! Good luck for everyone going back to school! xo, Missy
Side French Braid Supplies:
2 Clear elastic bands
Side French Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair to frame the face and tuck it out of the way.
Step 3 / Next take a small section of hair and near the part line and divide it into three smaller pieces.
Step 4 / Begin a french braid by crossing the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand over the middle then pick up a new section of hair and cross it into the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand over the middle and add a new section into the braid.
Step 7 / Repeat those steps continuing the french braid, adding hair in from along the part line and from along the hairline.
Step 8 / As the braid continues and reaches the top of the head, begin bringing in sections of hair towards the right side so it sweeps around the back of the head, into the braid.
Step 9 / When all of the hair is brought in, continue the braid a little further down and then pull on the edges to make it bigger.
Step 10 / Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
Step 12 / Divide out a small section of hair and wrap it around the elastic band and then tie another elastic band underneath the wrapped section to secure the wrapped section.
Have you already tried and loved the pull through braid?
Today’s tutorial is a fun new way to wear it and a great hairstyle for back-to-school. If you’re new to the pull through braid, I guarantee you’ll love it because it’s not actually a braid. It’s fairly easy to learn and one of the trendiest styles around.
Step 1 / Start by brushing all of the hair back from the forehead.
Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair at the top of the head and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 3 / Clip this first ponytail out of the way
Step 4 / Divide out a second section of hair right underneath the first and tie this off with another elastic band.
Step 5 / Let down the first ponytail and divide it into two equal halves.
Step 6 / Bring the second ponytail up through the middle and clip it out of the way.
Step 7 / Divide out a new section of hair underneath the last ponytail and tie it together with the two halves from the first ponytail.
Step 8 / Now let down the clipped section, divide it into two halves and bring the bottom ponytail up through the middle, clipping it out of the way.
Step 9 / Then divide out a new section of hair and tie it together into a new ponytail along with the two split halves from the previous ponytail.
Step 10 / Repeat those steps continuing the pull through braid until all of the hair is included in the braid.
Step 11 / Now go back over the loops and gently pull on the edges to make them larger and more full.
Step 12 / For the bun, take the elastic band from the last ponytail and pull the hair back out about halfway to form a loop.
Step 13 / Gently pull small pieces of the loop in opposite directions to add a bit of texture to the hair.
Step 14 / Take the top section of hair from the pull through braid, twist it together and pull on the edges to make it fuller.
Step 15 / Wrap it underneath the bun and then lay it across the top of the bun, pinning the sides with bobby pins.
Step 16 / Take the remaining hair, twist it together and lay it over the bun in the opposite direction, gently pulling on the twist to make it fuller and then pin it against the head like the previous section.
Step 17 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
If you’re looking for that perfect, head-turning hairstyle, then this is the braid for you! This is definitely not your everyday braid but I couldn’t resist sharing it because these types of styles remind me of how much I love doing hair.
It definitely takes a lot of practice and patience to master a complicated style like this one. Hopefully you find this tutorial easy to follow however and learn something new. Whether you give it a try or not, I hope you enjoy it. On another note, thank you so much for watching and supporting me throughout the years. I couldn’t do it without you so from the bottom of my heart, thank you very, very much. xo, Missy
Four Strand Looped Braid Supplies:
1 1/4″ curling iron
2 bobby pins
Four Strand Looped Braid Instructions:
To prep my hair for this hairstyle I curled small sections away from my face using a 1 1/4″ curling iron.
Step 1 / Start by creating a part on the right side.
Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and split it into four pieces. The second piece should be the largest since it doesn’t have hair added into it.
Step 3 / Begin by crossing the fourth strand under the third, then over the second, and under the first.
Step 4 / Then cross the third strand over the second strand to complete the first set.
Step 5 / Now begin again crossing the fourth strand under the third and pick up a new section of hair adding it into that fourth strand after it’s crossed under the third.
Step 6 / Then cross it over the second strand and under the first strand.
Step 7 / Pick up a new section and cross it over, adding it into the previous first strand.
Step 8 / Finish the set by crossing the third strand over the second strand.
Step 9 / Now begin a new set, crossing the fourth strand under the third and bringing a new section into the braid.
Step 10 / Then cross it over the second and now instead of crossing it under the first, drop down the first strand and pick up a new section in it’s place. This will create the first waterfall piece.
Step 11 / Now cross the third strand over the second to finish the set.
Step 12 / Now repeat those steps continuing the four strand waterfall braid until 4 strands of hair are dropped down.
Step 13 / Once four waterfall strands are hanging down, begin incorporating them back into the braid as the new first strand.
Step 14 / So cross the first waterfall strand over the second strand and then under the third strand to finish the set.
Step 15 / To repeat the steps once more, cross the fourth strand under the third and stop adding new sections in from the top of the head.
Step 16 / Then cross the fourth strand over the second and cross the next waterfall strand over the top and then under the third strand to finish the set.
Step 17 / Now repeat those steps continuing the braid, adding the waterfall strands into the braid as the new first strand until they’ve all been brought into the braid.
Step 18 / Then go back over the braid and gently pull on the loops so they’re easier to see.
Step 19 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head and pin it in place with bobby pins.
Step 20 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
If the ponytail is your go-to hairstyle of choice then you’ll love this triple wrapped ponytail. It might seem complicated but is so much easier than it looks. Ponytails never go out of style and this one is both quick and easy to do – perfect for school mornings or simply when you are hurrying out the door! Check out the tutorial below and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Triple Wrapped Ponytail Supplies:
5 Elastic bands
Triple Wrapped Ponytail Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by dividing off a section of hair at the temples and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 2 / Then pick up a small section above both ears. Bring them together towards the right side of the head and tie them together with a second elastic band.
Step 3 / Next pick up two new sections underneath the previous and bring them together towards the left side of the head. Then tie them off with a third elastic band.
Step 4 / Then pick up two new sections on each side of the head, tie them together towards the right side underneath the previous section.
Step 5 / Pick up the last two sections from the nape of the neck and tie them together towards the left side of the head.
Step 6 / Take the last section and flip the ends around the elastic band to create little twists on the sides.
Step 7 / Now go back over each section and make sure the elastics are hidden underneath the hair.
Step 8 / Then set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.