We recently purchased a "Fancy Fishtail Kit" (made by Goody) and thought it was so fun, we decided to do a tutorial with it. My daughter wears fishtail braids to school quite often, but loves the subtle style and flair these beads add to the braid. On top of that, this tool is so much quicker for her than creating a regular fishtail braid (which can be quite time consuming on long hair) and on school mornings, she is all about quick!
Fishtail Braid With Beads, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
This hairstyle would be great for all ages... teens, little girls, even moms. I could also see this working for casual as well as formal occasions. The braid itself is quite standard, but the beads give it more of a glamorous look, which would be pretty for Prom, Homecoming, church, recitals, weddings, etc. You can choose to leave the braid sleek and neat looking, or stretch it out and deconstruct it a bit for more of a relaxed, trendy, and voluminous look.
My daughter was at school the day I had time to film this tutorial, but we wanted to show you what this looks like on real human hair. I think it's so pretty!
This braid can be created on the side (as shown) or in the low center. Of course, this could also be placed in a high ponytail if you prefer, or even made as a half up hairstyle or wrapped into a bun.
This will work best with medium length or long hair and would be adorable with curly or wavy hair as well as straight. If your hair is longer than the tool, you can extend the braid all the way to the end of your ponytail with a regular fishtail braid if you prefer, or you can stop at the last bead like we did.
As mentioned in our video, this kit comes in several different colors. I have seen the beads in silver, gold, and black. I tried searching online for a link to this kit and did not find it, even on Amazon (I think it is too new.) But, it can be found in most discount and drug stores (we purchased ours at Walmart.) I am including a picture of the packaging (below) so that you can hopefully find if it if you are wanting one.