I finally convinced AJ to head out and do some new outfit pictures with me. I really love sharing what I wear in these types of posts so I hope you do too. This past week we celebrated Cohen’s 2nd birthday and I literally can’t believe how quickly the time went by. Truthfully I thought I’d share more of him on this little blog of mine but as it turns out I really just love to keep that part of my life a little more quiet. If you are ever curious to see what we’re up to though you can always follow along on snapchat, username MissySueBlog (: I hope you have a fabulous week! xo, Missy
Hat / Sweater / Lip Pencil ‘Dervish’ / Lipstick ‘Modesty’ / Top / Watch / Jeans / Celine Bag / Boots
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.
Pairing a cozy cardigan with a fun dress has always been one of my favorite outfit pairings. You can see see other posts here, here and here. I love this cardigan because not only does it have pockets but cute bell sleeves too. I think this is the fourth or fifth dress in this style that I’ve purchased because they are so flattering and transitional throughout the seasons. The weather here in Arizona has been so mild that I find I don’t need a coat until later in to the evening. You really can’t beat that for January!
I’ve been seeing this stacked fishtail and mini braid combo everywhere! Since it’s always in the back of my mind I thought it’d be fun to share how I would style it. Headband braids are such a great way to add a little something extra to your favorite curls or waves. For this look I decided to flat iron mine and really love how easily it dressed up my straight locks. This type of braid would also transition easily into a handful of other hairstyles. If there’s another version that you’d love to see in a tutorial then be sure to let me know in the comments section below!
Stacked Fishtail and Mini Braid Supplies:
- Paddle Brush
- 2-4 Bobby pins
- Hair sectioning clip
- 1 Clear elastic band
- Medium-hold hairspray
Stacked Fishtail and Mini Braid Instructions:
For this hairstyle I started by brushing through clean hair before running a straightener over the hair to smooth down any natural waves.
- Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side. Then divide off a small section on the heavy side of the part, about 1″ back from the hairline, and braid this section into a three strand braid.
- Step 2 / Criss-cross two bobby pins over the end of the braid and clip it out of the way.
- Step 3 / Pick up a 2″ section of hair directly under the previous and create a dutch fishtail braid. Continue bringing in hair until it reaches the temple. Then continue the braid down to the ends.
- Step 4 / Go back through the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.
- Step 5 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head. Divide off a small section of hair underneath the top hair of the crown. Tie the braid to this small section with an elastic band.
- Step 6 / Let down the original three strand braid and lay it right over the center of the fishtail braid.
- Step 7 / Pin the mini braid where the fishtail braid ends. Lay the hair from the crown over the ends to hide it.
- Step 8 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it. Smooth down the sides of the braid to lay down any flyaways.
Combination braids will forever be a favorite of mine. I recently did this style and posted a snap on instagram with enough requests for a tutorial that I thought I’d quickly throw one together for you. This combination of French braid and lace braid can be simple to recreate once you see how they’re broken down into steps. If you love tutorials like this one then be sure to let me know in the comment section!
Triple Braided Updo Supplies:
Triple Braided Updo Instructions:
- Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side. Then divide off a 1-2″ section of hair on the left side, near the hairline, and clip away the back hair.
- Step 2 / Braid this section in a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand and then bringing in new sections of hair.
- Step 3 / Continue the french braid down the left side until it reaches the top of the ear. Then braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends to keep the braid from unraveling.
- Step 4 / Next create a second braid behind this first one but only add in new sections to the left side of the braid creating a lace braid.
- Step 5 / Continue the braid keeping it close to the first one, braiding down towards the left ear and securing the end by criss-crossing two more bobby pins.
- Step 6 / Now create a third braid on the right side of the head. I started it like a french braid and then switched to a lace braid after two cross-overs.
- Step 7 / Next bring all the hair together at the nape of the neck.
- Step 8 / Wrap a hair band once over all of the hair. Then twist the band once more over the right hand and use the left to spread the ponytail upwards around the hair band. Then pull the hair band over the hair, twist it with the left hand and wrap it a third time to create the base of the bun.
- Step 9 / Combine the ends sticking out and tuck them back into the hair band to form another loop.
- Step 10 / Set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.