Valentine’s day is next week and I think this hairstyle would be perfect for the occasion. I know this hairstyle might seem a little fancy but just in case you feel like going all out for the holiday this only takes a few minutes to do. I love fishtail french braids because they always feel a little extra dressed up. It would also be so easy to switch out the bun for your favorite one instead. If you decide to recreate this look then please let me know in the comments!


Fishtail Braid Updo Supplies:

French Fishtail Braid Updo Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair in a deep side part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into two pieces.
  • Step 3 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small piece from the right side over to the left. Then cross a small piece from the left over to the right.
  • Step 4 / Continue crossing small sections from one side over to the opposite side and begin incorporating new sections into the braid.
  • Step 5 / Continue braiding the hair into a fishtail french braid. Angle the braid at a diagonal down the back of the head towards the right side of the nape of the neck.
  • Step 6 / When all of the hair is added into the braid continue the fishtail braid, braiding the section down to the ends.
  • Step 7 / Criss cross two bobby pins over the ends to keep the braid from unraveling.
  • Step 8 / Go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. This is important for the bun portion of this hairstyle.
  • Step 9 / Once the braid is a little bit bigger, take it up the left side and fold it over itself, laying it against the nape of the neck.
  • Step 10 / Slide bobby pins around the braid to secure it against the head. You can use as many bobby pins as you need. I sort of weaved them through the hair to create a better grip.
  • Step 11 / Once it’s all pinned go back over the braid , pulling on the edges to make the bun a little bigger. Adjust any sections until you like the way it looks.
  • Step 12 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

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Next week is Valentine’s Day so I thought it’d be fun to share a cute heart hairstyle tutorial! I’ve been seeing these types of hairstyles everywhere but quickly noticed there were different ways to do them. The two different techniques create different shaped hearts but I think both are so dang cute and could actually be worn any day of the week. Check out the tutorial below to see how they’re done and I’d love to hear which one is your favorite!

Heart Hairstyles 2 Ways Supplies:



Heart 1 Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles. Then divide off two small 1” sections of hair near the temples . Bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a new section on the right side of the head, directly underneath the previous section.
  • Step 3 / Bring the new piece over the elastic band creating a “c” shape.
  • Step 4 / Wrap the same piece underneath the right side of the section tied off. Then bring the section back down again laying it over itself.
  • Step 5 / Pin the previous section with a hair sectioning clip and repeat the previous steps with a new section of hair on the left side.
  • Step 6 / Bring the ends of the two wrapped pieces together underneath the elastic band.
  • Step 7 / Tie the two sections together with a new elastic band a few inches down to form the heart shape.
  • Step 8 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
  • Step 9 / Optional step: curl the ends of the hair with a 1 1/4” curling iron.


Heart 2 Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin the second heart hairstyle similarly to the first one by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles. Then divide off two small 1” sections of hair near the temples . Bring them around the back of the head and tie them together with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a new section on the right side of the head, directly underneath the previous section.
  • Step 3 / Wrap the section underneath the hair elastic.
  • Step 4 / Loop the hair over the right side of the tied section. Bring two fingers underneath the loop and grip the ends.
  • Step 5 / Pull the tail down and clip it away with a hair sectioning clip. Then repeat the previous steps with a new section of hair on the left side.
  • Step 6 / Tie the two ends together with a hair elastic.
  • Step 7 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray.
  • Step 8 / Optional step: curl the ends of the hair with a 1 1/4” curling iron.

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I am so excited about today’s tutorial because this Triple French Braid Double Waterfall braid is one of my absolute favorites. I know it looks super tricky but I promise you it is not as difficult as it looks. A few years ago, I featured this braid as an updo and wanted to revamp it into a new style that would be fresh and fun for the new year. Since half up mini buns are so trendy I thought this version would be perfect for updating your everyday mini bun. I hope you love it as much as I do! Be sure to share it with a friend who would love it too!

Triple French Braid Double Waterfall Mini Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Hair sectioning clips
  • 6 Bobby pins
  • 2 Clear elastic bands

Triple French Braid Double Waterfall Mini Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by dividing off the top section of hair from the hairline back to the crown. Clip down the hair on the left and right side to keep it separated.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section of hair in the middle section and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 3 / Begin a regular braid crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now begin creating a waterfall braid on both sides by first dropping down the right strand and picking up a new section in its place, crossing it over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Then drop down the left strand, picking up a new section of hair crossing it over the middle in place of the dropped piece.
  • Step 6 / Continue the braid, creating waterfall sections on both sides and braiding the entire middle section back to the crown of the head.
  • Step 7 / When the braid reaches the crown, create a few more stitches of a regular braid. Then criss cross two bobby pins over the end of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 8 / Next create french braids on both sides of the middle braid so start by picking up a section of hair on the left side and dividing it into three sections.
  • Step 9 / Begin a regular braid crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left.
  • Step 10 / Then start incorporating the waterfall pieces into the braid without adding in any new hair to the bottom side of the braid.
  • Step 11 / When the last waterfall piece is brought into the braid, braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the end.
  • Step 12 / Now create a second french braid incorporating the waterfall pieces into the braid and working upwards at a diagonal towards the end of the first, middle braid.
  • Step 13 / When all three braids are done, wrap an elastic band around the ends and remove the bobby pins.
  • Step 14 / Tie the ponytail into a mini bun by wrapping a second elastic band half way over the ponytail. Then twist the elastic band with the left hand and grip the bun with the same hand. Wrap the ends of the hair around the front of the bun with the left hand and wrap the elastic band once more over the bun.
  • Step 15 / Pull on the edges to make the bun a little bigger and then combine the ends and loop them back towards the bun, tucking them into the elastic band.


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If you’ve been stuck in a hairstyle rut then you are going to love this triple bubble ponytail. It’s simple and stylish and works even better on second or third day hair. This can definitely be done in under 10 minutes so even if you’ve got a super busy day you can still have cute hair! My favorite thing is that it would work so great as a workout/gym hairstyle too! Keep it in and run right out afterwards to get your errands done, double win!

Triple Bubble Ponytail Supplies:

  • Paddle brush
  • 8 Hair elastics
  • 1″ Curling iron

Triple Bubble Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles. Divide off a section of hair at the crown and tie it off with a clear elastic band. Cover the elastic band with a section of hair and secure it with another band.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a new section of hair and tie it to the first ponytail.
  • Step 3 / Gently pull on the hair between the two elastic bands to create the first bubble of the ponytail. Take a small section from the ponytail, covering the elastic band, and tying it with a second elastic.
  • Step 4 / Pick up the remaining hair and combine it with the previous ponytail. Tie it all together with another elastic.
  • Step 5 / Now carefully pull on the edges to make the second bubble bigger so it’s easier to see. Then wrap a small section of hair around the elastic band and tie a second elastic over it.
  • Step 6 / Tie another elastic band over the ponytail a few inches down to create the last bubble. Pull on the edges to make the bubble a little bigger. Then wrap a section of hair around the elastic and tie a second elastic over the top.
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I always love creating these themed tutorials and todays features 3 fishtail braid hairstyles. These hairstyles are all casual enough for wearing everyday which is the type of style that gets requested the most. With a combination of a low bun, high bun, and half up style I hope these will give you some great ideas for styling your hair over the weekend and into next week. If you do decide to recreate any of these styles then be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Double Fishtail Braids Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Starting with a part on the left side, create a zig zag part down the back of the head. Then tie off the right half.
  • Step 2 / Create a dutch fishtail braid with the hair on the left. Begin by picking up a small section near the hairline and splitting it into three sections. Cross the side strands under the middle to begin a regular braid and then combine the back and middle strand so there are only two pieces for the fishtail braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin crossing small pieces from the right strand underneath to the left strand. Pick up a new section of hair, crossing it underneath to the left strand.
  • Step 4 / Take a small piece from the left strand, crossing it under to the right and bringing in a new section of hair.
  • Step 5 / Continue braiding the hair until hair is brought in at the top of the left ear.
  • Step 6 / Then braid a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends to work with later.
  • Step 7 / Next create a second dutch fishtail braid on the right side of the head, adding in hair until the braid reaches the top of the ear. Then braid a little further down and sliding two bobby pins over the ends.
  • Step 8 / Next combine all the hair together and remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids.
  • Step 9 / Wrap a hair band once over the ponytail, twist it again with the right hand and spread the ponytail up and around the hair band. Then wrap the hair band twice more over the bun.
  • Step 10 / Take the ends and tuck them back into the hair band at the top of the bun to finish the style.

Fishtail Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by flipping the head upside down and picking up a small slice near the hairline.
  • Step 2 / Divide it into the three pieces and cross the side strands under the middle.
  • Step 3 / Combine the middle and left strand so there are two for the fishtail braid.
  • Step 4 / Take a small section from the left side, and pick up a new section, crossing both underneath to the right side.
  • Step 5 / Then take a small section from the right side, picking up a new section, crossing both underneath to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Continue the braid up the back of the head until hair is brought in at the top of the ears.
  • Step 7 / Then braid a little further down and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 8 / Combine all the hair together for the bun and do the same bun as described in the previous hairstyle.

Half Up Ponytail Flip and Fishtail Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by dividing off a section of hair at the crown and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Next create a gap right above the elastic band and pull the ponytail through the gap and back down again to create a flip.
  • Step 3 / Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic band and secure it with another elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Now braid the ponytail into a fishtail braid by dividing it into two halves and crossing small pieces from one side over to the opposite side.
  • Step 5 / Continue the braid until it’s about halfway down the section and then go back and pull on the edges to make it wider.
  • Step 6 / Tie it off with an elastic band. Cover the elastic by wrapping a section of hair around it and securing it with another elastic band.
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