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Monday, February 16, 2009

Fishtail /Fishbone Braid Video

I had a request a couple days ago for a fish tail braid video. I knew I had already posted one, so I went looking through this hair blog trying to find the link. Well, I looked all over and couldn't find it. Weird!! It has been awhile, but I remembered making that video! Long story short, I finally found it in my drafts. Yep, I'm losing it people. I made the video, then never posted it! Here it is, the long lost tutorial. Better late than never, right?

How to make a Fish Braid:

I love that this braid is so easy to make but looks so intricate and unique.


Also, one last thing. This has been bugging me. In your expert opinions, is it fish tail braid, herringbone, or fish bone braid?? I don't know which is "right."

46 comments:

  1. I love love love this braid. Thanks to your blog and others like it, I finally figured out how to make it. It's a gorgeous alternative to a regular braid.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. ive been wondering for ever how to do this , do you have video for a simple french braid or one that sits on top of the hair,my little girl is almost 3 and im a hair styling virgin to say.her hair is just finaly long enought to fix.. i LOVE your blog and wonderful ideas .. now if i could just make mine sit still long enought to finish one..lol

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  3. I think what you call it depends on where you come from! I have always called it a fishtail, but I could see where fishbone might make more sense! I'll still call it fishtail though! Great video!

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  4. Thanks!

    I've heard it called Fishbone braid. However, my girls call it a Dinosaur bone.

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  5. We call it a fish bone braid, as it looks like a fish bone!

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  6. Hi, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy visiting your blog. I am just amazed at all your beautiful braids. My usual braid is a French braid but I am definitely going to have to try this fishtail braid.

    I have nominated you for an award because your blog shows both attitude and gratidude. It is well designed and informative. You can pick-up your award at http://momskitchencooking.blogspot.com on February 15th post.

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  7. Wow, this braid is awesome. I love it! Wish I could braid like this. You sure have talent.

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  8. Oh I love it!

    At least I am not the only one with drafts that never get posted, even though we think we did! LOL

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  9. At least you finally found it! That sounds like something I would do.

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  10. Thanks for the wonderful video. That is definitely something I could do on myself. I can't wait till my daughter has hair long enough to do something like that with. Though I suppose she won't be sitting as nicely as she does now.

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  11. I don't have any kiddos yet, but I have to admit that I am addicted to your blog. Your little princess is so cute, and I have to come by to admire your creativity with her hairstyles. I hope that I have a little girl someday that I can try some of these on!

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  12. Your hairstyles are so pretty. I wish I could get my daughter to sit still long enough for me to try a few of the styles you have shown here. I love your blog!!

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  13. WOW, that's a beautiful braid! It does look like a fish tail! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love that! I've heard fish tail, but fish bone makes more sense to me.

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  15. That was so easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  16. we grew up calling it a fish tail braid.

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  17. I LOVE YOU!!!!! I have been trying to do this braid and it always came out funny looking. Watching your video showed me my problem. As I brought my piece of hair over to the other side, I was putting it on the outside rather than the inside - yes, I like to make things more difficult. Thanks so much!

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  18. I've heard that referred to as a "herringbone braid".

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  19. Thanks so much for this video! I have been wondering how to do this and figured it was too hard but you explained/showed it wonderfully! I tried it this morning and it came out pretty good!

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  20. Luv the how to video's! I'm so much better when I can see it done rather than some one just posting a still picture and writting a bunch of words.
    Can't wait to try this one on my daughter. Now If I can just talk her into keeping her hair long.

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  21. I've always called that a herringbone braid.

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  22. I think it is supposed to be a fishtail braid.

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  23. Thanks for posting the tutorial. I will try it on my princess and let ya know how it goes.

    Linda

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  24. YES finally i think this is the hair i am whering for my gymnastics comp tonight !. you guys need a youtube chanell so everyone can have fabulouse hair !i mean the vid helps excplain it a lot better

    thanks for posting it:)








    peace love outa here

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  25. I think it is supposed to be a fishtail braid,though all the other hair blogs I read says fish bone,I don't know!I guess it's not much help!We have always called it a fish tail braid.I think it has somehting to do with where you live.In the North they say fish tail braid and in the south they say fish bone braid.I would like to try it on my little sister.

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  26. I have never seen that kind of braid. I have seen (and it done on me) a fishtail. it starts out with like six rows and then gets smaller. But it probably used that method of cross overs.

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  27. I just came across your blog and LOVE it. My daughter is only 2 and her hair is really thin so alot of this I probably can't do but I just did the fistail braid on her today and it's SO cute!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Vanessa

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  28. Fishtail! Loving your blog. I have a little princess here that I love trying hairstyles on when she lets me! Lots of ladies here in Ireland getting inspiration from you for Communion hairstyles.

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  29. WOW thank you so much, I have always wanted to know how to make this braid, I can make french and regular braids but not this one.

    Great Video!

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  30. I grew up calling this just a plain old "Fish Braid" who knows! Make up your own name, and it will likely catch on!

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  31. The braid is called a HERRINGBONE, but I'd much rather call it something else and know how to braid it! I'm so happy to have found your blog, my baby just started pre-k and I've run out of cute hairstyles. Thank You!

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  32. We have tried this three times... still not working for us. Not sure if her hair is just too thick or thin or short or just... not sure! hehe. Great blog!

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  33. This is used as a tail braid at horse shows (on the horses) its called a herringbone/fish bone. You only do it abbout a quarter of the way down the tail along the actual tail bone. Then at the end you sew the loose part of the braid into a pinwheel. BTW there are lots of videos showing how to do it on horses!

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  34. Joey said...
    those braids are amazing! did you use any hair clips?

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  35. I grew up calling it a fish tail.
    :)

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  36. i found your site s few days back and gosh have i been busy lol, my 5 year old is loving the new hair styles everyday, i always though a fishbone braid was hard but in practice it looks so easy!

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  37. Thank you! I have been looking everywhere for easy instructions!

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  38. This type of plait goes by all three of the names you have mentioned but most commonly known as the fishtail plait.

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  39. We have always called it a herringbone!

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  40. This braid is 100% officially called a fishtail braid. All hair dressers, etc call it the fishtail braid. others might have their thoughts on what they think it should be called, but oficially this braid is the fishtail braid. Thanks for the video, this is pretty easy.
    Thanks!
    Its Fishtail.

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  41. I did it for my daughter We both felt so happy !! Awsome job !!

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  42. Wow. I guess I always did that wrong! That would be great for gymnastics practice. My hair never stays in. :)

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  43. I call it Herringbone. Just because it doesn't have the word 'fish' in it. Even though herring is a fish, if someone says herringbone some people tend to think first of necklaces if they don't know much about fish breeds.lol

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  44. Fishtail braid. I love this style and I always do this on myself!

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  45. I am a haitstylist and in our books we learnt from/ teach from it is called a fishtial braid. This is a form of 2 strand braid.

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