The Colorful Fishtail Braid, 4th Of July Hairstyles

Fourth Of July Hairstyles
A Fishtail Braid With Ribbon  

4th of July hairstyle, ribbon braid
This "colorful fishtail braid" ponytail hairstyle was made using patriotic colors with the 4th of July in mind (Indepdence Day for the US.) Of course, this braid could be created with any color combinations you would like for other occasions. This would be a cute hairstyle for sports, as it tends to stay in very well. You could even look for ribbon to match your team colors!

We like ponytail hairstyles for summer time.  It's nice to have a quick hairdo that keeps the hair out of your face, detangled, and off your neck for hot summer days. This braid could also be wrapped into a colorful fishtail bun if you desire.  ;)

If you are looking for a more grown up look, I would suggest clipping (or eliminating) the elastic at the top of the ponytail and stretching the strands of the braid as you work your way down, creating a trendy, tousled and messy fishtail braid.

fourth of july hairstyle, fishtail ribbon braid

Ribbon Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial:

And now.... a "bonus hairstyle."  ;)

4th Of July Ribbon Bun

We actually filmed both of these fourth of July hairstyle ideas about a month ago. I have been so busy lately with my kids being out of school for summer vacation, family reunions, and... life that I ran out of time to get both videos edited and uploaded.  Sooooo, here is our quick step by step "screen shot tutorial" of this fun patriotic bun!
You may have seen this adorable braided sock bun floating around on Pinterest lately? This is basically the same concept, using ribbon instead of braids.  Our ballet bun video may be helpful if you haven't seen this type of bun before.

Step 1: Run the ribbons you would like to use through an elastic and secure it to a small piece of hair placed right in the middle of where you would like the bun to be.

Step 2: Make a ponytail with all of the hair around the ribbon and add a bun foundation or homemade rolled up sock bun maker at the base of the ponytail.

Step 3:  Arrange the hair around the bun maker and secure with an elastic (leaving the ribbon out.)

Step 4:  Arrange the ribbon around the bun and secure with another elastic.

Step 5:  Pin the remaining hair/ribbon around the bun.  At this point we also added a scarf around the edges to help hide all of the ends.


PS: If you are looking for more patriotic hairstyles, we have done several over the past few years which can be found here: 4th of July Hairstyles

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  1. Looks great and beautiful and very simple, Love it. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. It looks so nice and pritty

  3. Can you do the one with braids? it looks AMAZING!

  4. Wow very creative

  5. I ❤ this website!! It's so Inspiring