Today I’m excited to be sharing how I create these double dutch fishtail braids; along with three different ways to wear them! I recently wore my hair in the low bun version and couldn’t wait to share a tutorial for it! This is such a great style for summer and the different styles can be worn for so many different occasions! Let me know which version is your favorite and where you’d wear it! xo, Missy
Double Dutch Fishtail Braids Instructions:
Step 1 / Start this hairstyle by dividing off a section for the first braid, clipping the rest of the hair out of the way.
Step 2 / Pick up a small section for the braid and divide it into three pieces.
Step 3 / Begin by doing one stitch of a regular braid, crossing the right strand under the middle and then the left strand under the middle.
Step 4 / Then combine the middle and right strand together so there are two sections for the fishtail braid.
Step 5 / To begin the fishtail braid, take a small section from the right side and cross it under to the left side.
Step 6 / Then pick up a new section of hair crossing it under to the left side as well.
Step 7 / Now cross a small section from the left side under to the right, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under to the right side.
Step 8 / Now repeat those steps continuing the braid until it reaches the left temple.
Step 9 / Then continue the braid down to the ends without adding in any additional hair.
Step 10 / Once the section is braided, go back over the braid, pulling on the edges, to make it wider and more full.
Step 11 / Now criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
Step 12 / Let down the back hair and divide out a new section for the second braid.
Step 13 / Repeat the exact same steps and create a second dutch fishtail braid behind the first one.
Step 14 / Wrap both braids around the back of the head and pin them in place with bobby pins.
Step 15 / Finish off the style by adding a gold clip over the ends of the braids to hide the bobby pins.
I’ve had heatless hairstyles on the brain a ton lately and this is one of my favorites! I am always throwing my hair into a messy bun and this little french braid makes it feel a little extra fancy. It’s perfect for running errands, heading to the pool, or whatever your plans are for that day. You’re bound to get tons of compliments for this look and I think it’s a lot easier than it looks! xo, Missy
Upside Down French Braid High Bun Supplies:
Clear elastic band
Upside Down French Braid High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Begin by flipping the head upside down and brush all of the hair upwards. This makes creating the braid a little easier.
Step 2 / Divide off a small section of hair at the nape of the neck and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
Step 3 / To create a french braid first cross the right strand over the middle and then cross the left strand over the middle.
Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle and pick up a new section of hair, crossing it over the middle as well bringing it into the braid.
Step 5 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it over the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Repeat those steps, continuing the french braid, working up the back of the head until hair is brought in hair at the top of both ears.
Step 7 / Now braid the section a little further down and tie it off with an elastic band.
Step 8 / Sit back up right and brush all of the hair on top of the head where the bun will be.
Step 9 / Wrap a hair band once over the hair and twist it over the right hand.
Step 10 / With the hair band tight around the hair, remove the elastic band from the end of the braid.
Step 11 / Then to continue the bun, spread the ponytail around the hair band to form the base of the bun.
Step 12 / Now wrap the hair band twice more over this little bun.
Step 13 / Once it’s wrapped, pull on the edges of the bun until it’s nice and big.
Step 14 / Then tuck the ends back into the hair band at the front of the bun to create another loop.
Step 15 / Pin down any of the edges that are sticking out oddly and set it all in place with hairspray.
If you missed the first vlog, we’re visiting my parents in Okinawa Japan! In this second vlog, we’re hanging out at Maeda Point, playing in the sand and snorkeling, eating tonkatsu, and shopping at the Japanese farmer market. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel so you never miss a video! xo, Missy
We’re visiting my parents in Okinawa, Japan! I asked on snapchat if I should vlog our trip and many of you said yes! This first vlog shows our three flights to Okinawa and what we did on our first full day in Japan. Let me know your thoughts and whether you’d love to see more vlogs! I hope you enjoy it! xo, Missy
You have been asking for some great heatless hairstyles and I’m excited to share the tutorial for this Dutch Crown Braid. My only tutorial featuring this braid is a few years old and included a flower crown so I thought it was time for an updated version. This is one of my very favorite heatless hairstyles and I always wear this throughout the entire summer. It’s great for beach days, camping, boating, travel, whatever your summer plans entail! Let me know what you think in the comments below and whether you plan to wear this look this summer! xo, Missy
Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:
4-6 bobby pins
Dutch Crown Braid Instructions:
Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
Step 2 / Then create a deep part on the right side.
Step 3 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
Step 4 / To create a dutch braid, begin by crossing the right strand under the middle strand. Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle strand and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand as well.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and bringing a new section into the braid.
Step 7 / Now repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid down to the left ear.
Step 8 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, switch hands and continue the braid around the back of the head. Again you’re bringing in hair from both the top of the head and the nape of the neck and working towards the right side of the head.
Step 9 / Before the braid reaches the right ear, make sure to bring all of the hair into the braid. This will help minimize the bumps that pop up on one side of the head.
Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then switch the hands again and braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular 3 strand braid.
Step 11 / Then lay the braid across the top of the head, behind the beginning of the braid, and pin it down with bobby pins. I like to slide mine into the center of the braid, in line with the braid so it stays hidden.
Step 12 / Now go back over the entire braid and pull on the edges to make it a lot wider and more full.
Step 13 / Then spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is sticking out from the braid.