Showing posts with label Fish Bone Braids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fish Bone Braids. Show all posts

May 24, 2017

Easy Fishtail Braid Hack! Snap Braid Half Up Hair Tutorial

Snap braid video tutorial. French fishtail braid hack!

Have you struggled with learning how to french fishtail braid? Or dislike how long these intricate braids can take to create? Then you will love this braiding hack!

For today's hair tutorial we are showing a braiding tool called the "snap braid." We found ours a few years ago on Amazon (affiliate.)  This tool is great for creating half up fishtail hairstyles (as shown)  or full length fishtail braids.

Snap Braid Half Up Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Fishtail braids have gained popularity over the years and are "on trend" with braided hairstyles in general.  Of course, this braid can be made to look tight and neat, or a little more loose and messy. If you have wavy or curly hair, I think this style would look so beautiful and more textured / voluminous. We are loving the carefree boho look of this braid.

How to french fishtail braid cheat!  Snap braid tool.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • A "snap braid" braiding tool (affiliate.) 
  • If you are making a full length braid, you will need a hair tie or elastic to tie the braid off at the end.
  • Finishing hair spray, gel, etc.
Although this method is very easy and fairly quick, it does have a few cons: We noticed that even though we were strategically placing the hair to try and cover the tool, it did end up showing through in a few spots. Also, as you are bringing in each piece, you need to be careful not to add any hair where the tool snaps together at each end, or it will not stay clamped.  And although it was effortless for us to remove this tool at the end of the day, my daughter's hair is very straight and naturally smooth. I could see that if your hair has more texture to it, it could easily get tangled when you go to take it out.  With that said, we love how this braid looked, how simple and quick it was to create, and will be using it again.
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May 17, 2017

3 Quick and Easy Hairstyles For School Using Headbands

3 cute and easy headband hairstyles for school. Video tutorial.

Some cute and simple no-heat headband hairstyles for every day!

Hey guys! We are always looking for easy and quick hairstyles for school mornings. I'm guessing you are too? These 5 minute hairstyles are all super easy and still fashionable even though they take very little effort!  The headbands used to create each look add a stylish touch and of course can be matched to your outfit of the day.

Easy Headband Hairstyles Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hair tutorial #1 in this video features an elegant twist on each side, finishing in a low fishtail braid.

Fishtail braid with headband hairstyle tutorial.

Cute hairstyle for school. Fishtail braid with headband tutorial.

Hairstyle #2 is a trendy half up hairstyle with hidden micro braids wrapping around the braided headband placed at the top of her forehead.

Easy hairstyle for school. Half up headband wrap with micro braids.

Cute hairstyle for school using headband.

Hairstyle #3 is the easiest of all! A fancy side ponytail with a twist wrapping around the back.

Easy side ponytail hairstyle with headband twist.

Cute and easy side ponytail using headband.

 Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
 All three hairstyles can be done with straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair. Medium length hair or long hair will work best.
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Jun 22, 2016

Angel Wings, Fishtail Braid Tie Back Hairstyle

Angel wings fishtail braid, half up hairstyle tutorial

This week we are showing a variation of one of the styles included in our "7 easy hairstyles, part 2 video" we posted a few weeks ago.

Usually we make this "angel wings" style using regular (3 strand) braids or rope braids. But we decided to try it using fishtail braids and loved the end result, so of course we wanted to share it with you!

This would be a lovely braided half up hairstyle for school, church, the beach, weddings, recitals, dances, etc.  I think it has a very pretty bohemian princess look to it.  Depending on your preference, you can leave your fishtails smooth and tight, or you can stretch them out for a more relaxed, soft, and messy look like we did.

Angel Wings Fishtail Braid Tie Back Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Gorgeous braided hairstyle, the angel wings fishtail braid tie back

Braided hairstyle tutorial, angel wings fishtail braid tie back

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 7 small/medium hair elastics
  • Finishing hairspray (optional)
 FYI, the braiding for this style does take some time to complete (especially if you have long hair.) I would plan on around 10-15 minutes.  If you have done fishtail braids before, you probably know what I mean.  ;)  As mentioned in our video tutorial, if you are in a hurry, I would recommend using a different (faster) type of braid to create a similar look.
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Jun 1, 2016

Multi Strand Pull-Through Ponytail

Multi-strand pull-through ponytail, hair tutorial.

This week we are featuring a braid we saw on Instagram a few months ago on an awesome hairstyling account @merobraids. We loved how unique and intricate this woven ponytail looked when we saw it, and had to give it a try! 

We first saw the idea of using more than 2 strands in a regular pull-through braid from @prettylittlebraids on Instagram, when she came up with the idea of using 3 strands, and my daughter has actually worn the 3 strand pull-through braid (or 3D) version quite often.  This is the same concept, just taken up a strand... or 10.

Multi Strand Pull Through Braid Hairstyle, Video Tutorial:  (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



As mentioned in our video, you can count the number of strands you are pulling through each layer for more of a precise braid, or you can just go with the flow like I did.  After working with the braid a little bit after I filmed this video, I would recommend starting with an elastic in the first layer (on the bottom strand) instead of doing it without (like I did in the tutorial.)  It is easier that way and turns out better as well.  ;)

This style is quite easy to create once you get the pattern down, but it can be a little tricky keeping all of the sections separated.  If you are working on an actual person, I would recommend having them hold 1 or 2 of the sections for you while you are braiding, which will help tremendously.  I have done this with my daughter and it is much easier.  Or, as mentioned in our tutorial, you can use a clip to help keep one of the sections out of your way as well.

Multi strand pull through braid hairstyle, video instructions.

Although this ponytail looks kind of delicate with its "sideways fishtail design," it is actually quite durable and would be great for school, sports, the gym, etc.  This would also look awesome wrapped up into a bun, which would be perfect for dance, ballet, figure skating, and other special occasions.

Supplies needed to recreate this ponytail:
  • 1 large hair elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several medium size clear elastics. The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, etc. To help control flyaways. (Optional)
P.S. If you love this ponytail, we have filmed 2 more fun variations of this braid and will be posting them over the next few weeks!
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May 18, 2016

Fancy Fishtail Kit Hair Tutorial, Fishtail Braid With Beads

Goody Fancy Fishtail Braid Kit, Video Tutorial

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!

Fancy fishtail braid with beads, video tutorial.  Easy.

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.

Goody fancy fishtail kit, video instructions.

Easy fishtail braid with beads tutorial
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Apr 27, 2016

7 Quick & Easy Hairstyles, Part 2

7 quick and easy heatless hairstyles, video tutorial

You ask, and you shall receive!  We had so many requests last week after posting our "7 quick and easy hairstyles for school" for a part 2 video. So, this week we are showing 7 more quick and easy heatless hairstyles, which makes 14 total, or 2 weeks worth of 5 minute hairstyles!

Since my daughter is now a teen in middle school aka junior high, she does her own hair before school every morning.  She is always looking for cute, easy, (and most importantly) QUICK hairstyles that she can do herself (DIY.) For this video we have pulled together 7 more "go to" hairstyles  that we think would be fashionable and simple for teens, tweens, or any age.  These styles aren't anything super unique or intricate, but we are hoping this video will again help add to your collection of every day hairstyle ideas. 

Video Tutorial Part 2, For All 7 Hairstyles: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hairstyles included in this video:

*Flip braid side ponytail (also known as a faux fishtail braid or topsy tail braid.)

flip braid side ponytail (faux fishtail or topsy tail braid)

*Flip braid messy bun (or chignon) on the side

Easy messy bun (flip braid technique)

*Side flips hairstyle

Cute and easy side flip hairstyle tutorial

*Bubble braid tie back

Easy bubble braid tie back tutorial

*Accent braids

Easy accent braids hairstyle

*70's braids tie back hairstyle

Easy and quick "70's braids" tutorial

*Angel wings braids

Angel wings braid tutorial, cute hairstyle for school

Most of these styles will work with most hair types: Curly, wavy, or straight. All will work with long hair and medium hair, the accent braids will even work with short hair
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Apr 20, 2016

7 Quick & Easy Hairstyles For School

7 quick and easy hair tutorials for school

This week we are showing 7 quick, easy, and heatless hairstyle tutorials!

Since my daughter is now a teen in middle school aka junior high, she does her own hair before school every morning.  She is always looking for cute, easy, (and most importantly) QUICK hairstyles that she can do herself (DIY.) For this video we have pulled together 7 of her "go to" hairstyles (one for each day of the week) that we think would be fashionable and simple for teens, tweens, or any age.  These styles aren't anything super unique or intricate, but we are hoping this video will help add to your collection of every day hairstyle ideas. 

7 Easy Hairstyles For School, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)



Hair tutorials included in this video:

*Pull-through braid on top

Half up pull-through braid tutorial

*Half up messy bun / top knot

Half up messy bun tutorial

*Knotted tie back

Knotted tie back hairstyle tutorial

*"French knot" hairstyle

French knot hairstyle tutorial

*Side braid accent

Quick hairstyles, side braid accent

Faux waterfall braid / lace braid

Fake waterfall braid or lace braid tutorial

*Faux lace braid & fishtail braid combo

Faux lace braid, fishtail braid combo hairstyle tutorial

Most of these styles will work with most hair types: Long hair, medium hair, short hair. Curly, wavy, or straight.

If you would like to see more 5 minute hairstyles like this, be sure to let us know.  We can do a part 2!
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Aug 5, 2015

Back To School Hairstyles, Split Fishtail Braid Ponytails


Split fishtail braid ponytails. 1 braid, 2 hairstyles.

This week we decided to do a couple of cute ponytail tutorials for the start of our back to school hairstyles series.  The end results of these styles look quite different from each other, but both were created by using the same lace fishtail braiding technique (which we are calling the "split fishtail braid." )
 
Watch Our Split Fishtail Braid Ponytails Video Tutorial - 2 hairstyles, 1 braid. Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube




For the first hairstyle, the braids are hanging freely, coming together at the bottom of the ponytail forming a fishtail V-shape. This is more of a casual and relaxed ponytail (which would be great for school as well as sports.) 

Fishtail braid ponytail using lace braids.


Split fishtail braid, side view


Cute split fishtail braid ponytail hairstyle tutorial.


Back to school hairstyles.  Split fishtail braid ponytail.

For the 2nd hairstyle idea (shown in the pictures below) you will lift and pin the braids up over the top of the ponytail, similar to a "rib cage braid." This is a technique usually utilized with a single French braid. A few examples of this technique on YouTube using a single braid: Julie Morton, Cute Girls Hairstyles, Dluxhairnmakeup.

This look is more glamorous and would be great for a special or formal occasion.  I wouldn't necessarily recommend this variation for sports, as it is a little more delicate than the first ponytail.  If you are looking for more of an updo rather than a ponytail.... after pinning the top of the braids, you could tuck the ends of the ponytail underneath, for an elegant and unique upstyle.

Glamorous fishtail braid ponytail hairstyle

Cage braid with lace fishtail braids tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate these looks:
  • 2 medium size elastics or hair ties, 1 for the top of the ponytail, and 1 for the bottom of the braid.
  • 1 hair clip or temporary elastic to keep the first braid from unraveling while you work on the other side.
  • Pomade, gel, or damp hair to help with flyaways.
  • Several bobby pins (if you are creating the 2nd ponytail style.)
  • A bow, ribbon, flower, or other accessory. (Optional.)
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Jul 1, 2015

Fishtail Wrap Braid Ponytail Hairstyle

Cute hairstyle idea.  Fishtail wrap braid tutorial.

Our hair tutorial this week, the "fishtail wrap braid" ponytail hairstyle would be great for school, sports, work, and other casual or every day occasions.  If you already know how to create a standard fishtail braid, this variation should be very easy for you!  We love that this braid is unique, but still quite easy and quick.  Something a little bit different than a regular fishtail.

If you like your braids to appear thicker and more "messy" looking (which is so fashionable and trendy right now) feel free to stretch the sides of your fishtail braid and deconstruct it to your liking before you wrap it up.  "The Princess" wanted her hair more sleek and tight the day we filmed this because she was practicing gymnastics / tumbling and didn't want the braid to fall apart.

This hairstyle should work with straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, medium length and long hair.  If you have shorter hair, you might try creating this braid in a half up style, which would give you more length to work with. 

fishtail wrap braid ponytail tutorial

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • Several small elastics.  (The amount will depend on the length of hair you are working with.) We choose blue elastics to accent our braid.  Of course, you can use any color you want.  Or, you can use clear elastics if you want more of a sophisticated look.  The brand of tiny elastics we used in this tutorial is called "Goody Ouchless."
  • 2 medium size hair ties (one for the top and bottom of the braid.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair spray, etc. (Optional.)
Fishtail Wrap Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)


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Apr 22, 2015

Double Fishtail Stitched Braid Hairstyle

Double fishtail stitched braid hairstyle tutorial
 
Do you love fishtail braids as much as we do?  Hope you enjoy this fun, woven variation! This braid has a trendy, bohemian feel to it. You may have noticed how popular fishtail braids (of all kinds) are right now..... demonstrated in a big way at Coachella.

Today our video tutorial is a spin-off of a hairstyle you might remember us posting last year called the "rope stitched fishtail braid." The Princess wears our rope stitched braid quite often to school. We decided to try the hairstyle using a micro fishtail braid instead of a rope braid recently, and actually ended up loving it even more than the original, so of course we wanted to share it with you! 

Stitched fishtail braid video tutorial

As shown in our video tutorial (below) I stretched the outside edges of our braid slightly to make it  look fuller and thicker. But if you prefer more of a disheveled or effortless looking braid, you can deconstruct the edges of the larger fishtail as much (or as little) as you want, to achieve the perfect state of "messiness" for your liking.

However messy or sleek looking you decide to make this braid, we just love the unique look of the small fishtail braid weaving in and out of the larger fishtail, sort of like a "peek-a-boo braid" effect.

As you can see, we chose to create this braid in a ponytail for our tutorial. I was actually planning on making a side braid, but it ended up looking kind of awkward on our "plastic patty" since she doesn't have shoulders for the braid to rest on hahaha! For a more "grown up" look, you can make a low side braid or center braid without using an elastic at the top (if you prefer it over a ponytail.)

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:
  • 1 medium size elastic
  • 1 small elastic
  • Alligator clip or similar (optional)
  • Fairly long hair

Double Fishtail Stitched Braid Video Tutorial. Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.


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Nov 19, 2014

Twisted Edge Fishtail Braid Hair Tutorial

A fishtail braid... with a twist
Twisted edge fishtail braid video tutorial

Hey guys! Our video tutorial this week is on a fun variation of the ever popular and trendy fishtail braid, which we are calling the "twisted edge fishtail."

We love that this braid tends to hold up quite well and would be perfect for school, work, sports, and other occasions.

Pretty variation of a fishtail braid tutorial

The basic idea and inspiration for this braid came from a combination of several techniques which we have shown in past videos:  A "feather braid" a "scallop braid" and of course, a "fishtail braid."  Unlike the scallop braid, we chose to remove just one strand at a time from the fishtail, while keeping these strands closer to the original braid as they are added back in.  This is what creates the twisted pattern along both sides of the braid.

Fishtail braid with twisted edge tutorial
 
I'm loving the illusion of how thick this braid makes the Princess's slightly fine hair look.  So pretty!  Of course, if you wanted an even thicker looking braid, you could stretch the strands along both sides of the braid, which would give the braid even more dimension and "puffiness." 

Braid tutorial: Twisted edge fishtail braid

Like most fishtails, this braid is a little more time consuming than some braids, but really not too bad.  I would plan on about 5-8 minutes to complete your braided ponytail (although this will depend largely upon the length of hair you are working with.)

If you so desire, this braid can also be wrapped up into a bun, forming a beautiful patterned updo.

Supplies needed to create this style:
  • 2 hair ties/elastics (1 for the top of the braid, and 1 for the bottom.)
  • Water, gel, hair wax, pomade (etc.) to help control flyaways.

Twisted Edge Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)


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Nov 5, 2014

Scissor Waterfall Braid & Fishtail Combo

A Cute Side Braid Hairstyle
Scissor Waterfall Braid And Fishtail Braid Combo

Our tutorial today is showcasing another hairstyle idea featuring the "waterfall scissor braid." 

If you did not see our video last week, we did a variation of this scissor braid (using rope braids) which ended up as a pretty "tie back waterfall hairstyle" linked here:  Waterfall scissor twist braid.

As mentioned last week, we originally saw this new braid on the wonderful "Viriyuemoon's" Spanish YouTube channel and loved it so much, that we just had to sneak in one more style utilizing the braid this week!

Scissor Waterfall Braid and Fishtail Hairstyle Tutorial

There are so many different styles and variations that could be made using this braid, we had a hard time deciding what we wanted to do for this tutorial.  We finally settled on a simple side fishtail with the scissor braid diagonally curving over the top. 

I'm predicting the Princess will be wearing this hairstyle to school quite often (since this is fairly quick and stays in place quite nicely.)  We noticed that having the hair run through the scissor braid before it is braided into the fishtail helped to hold any stray pieces from the side in place better than wearing a fishtail by itself.   ;) 

Depending on the look you are going for, of course you can make your fishtail braid more messy, full, and deconstructed looking... or leave it as is for more of a sleek looking plait. 

Scissor Waterfall Braid With Fishtail Hairstyle Tutorial

Supplies needed:
  • 1 hair elastic to tie off the end of the braid
  • Pomade, wax, gel, or water to help prevent flyaways (optional)

Scissor Waterfall Braid and Fishtail Hairstyle Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

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