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Fishtail Updo Hairstyle For Parties, Prom, Wedding | Fancy Hair Tutorial

Today's hairstyle tutorial is a beautiful updo style created using a simple fishtail braid!

Fishtail updo hairstyle tutorial

Our step by step video instructions (below) show how to make a simplified french fishtail braid, transitioning into a standard fishtail, then wrapping and tucking the finished braid into a pretty updo hairstyle. This formal hairstyle is quite easy even though it doesn't look like it would be!

Fishtail Updo Hairstyle Video Tutorial:

(Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

This hairstyle would be great for many special occasions: The Prom, Homecoming, weddings (hairstyles for the bride and bridesmaids as well as guests) parties, dinners, church, etc.

Pretty updo hairstyle tutorial

Gorgeous fishtail updo hairstyle for Prom and Homecoming

Wedding hair tutorial

As mentioned in our video, the braid can also be left down for another adorable look!

French fishtail braid video tutorial

Tips and tricks:
  • Use hair product to help prevent flyaways while you are creating the fishtail and for the finishing touches.  
  • Stretch the edges of your braid for a more voluminous final look. 
  • Miniature bobby pins (affiliate) are easier to hide in styles like this. 
  • You may want to loosen the hair at the crown of her head before you wrap up the braid for a softer and more effortless look.

8 Cute Ponytail Hairstyles For Summer!

Today we are sharing 8 quick and easy ponytail ideas, including simple step by step instructions.

8 quick and easy ponytail ideas for summer! Hair tutorials.

During the summer and hot weather, we have been loving hairstyles that keep our hair up, off of our necks, and out of the way.  These hairstyles would be great for summer vacations, the beach, swimming, riding bikes, working out, sports, barbecues, etc.  These ponytails don't have to be just for summertime either.  These styles would be great for back to school and many other every day occasions.

You may recognize some of these styles if you are a long time subscriber of our hair tutorials.  This is a compilation video of some of our favorite ponytail hair styles from the past!  We have gathered them all in one video, hoping to save you time searching if you are specifically looking for ponytail

8 Ponytail Hairstyles For Summer, Video Tutorials: 

(Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Hairstyles included in this video:

#1 Side twist ponytail
Side twist ponytail hairstyle tutorial. Cute and easy.

#2  Fishtail braid chain ponytail
Fishtail chain braid video tutorial.

#3 Ponytail cascade
Ponytail cascade hair tutorial. Cute back to school hairstyle.

#4 The woven ponytail
Woven ponytail hair tutorial. So easy!

#5 Ponytail knot
Cute ponytail hair knot video tutorial.

#6 Triple twist ponytail
Triple twist ponytail hair tutorial for summer.

#7 Spindle top ponytail
Spindle top ponytail hairstyle.

#8 How to wrap the top of a ponytail with hair to cover the hair tie or elastic
How to wrap the top of a ponytail with hair.  No extra elastics or bobby pins!

Baby Birds Hatching To Leaving The Nest In 5 Minutes!

Hey guys! We normally don't post anything other than hairstyles on this blog, but once in awhile we see something so cool, we just have to share! Hope you don't mind something different today.

This Spring we had a Robin build a nest and lay eggs in our backyard. We were able to document the process of them growing up and leaving the nest! We were shocked at how fast they went from 3 little blue eggs, to skinny bald pink creatures, to cute little chubby birds with feathers.

Watch from the tiny eggs hatching, to grown up birds in a 5 minute time lapse video! (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

The entire process took about 1 month. Around 2 weeks for the eggs to hatch, and another 2 weeks for the babies to grow and leave the nest. Crazy! We were so impressed with the mother bird and her dedication to her nest. We had the worst weather ever with wind, rain, hail, sleet, freezing temperatures, and snow! She kept the eggs and babies warm, fed, and safe. Miraculously all 3 baby birds survived. Hope you enjoyed our "nature video." :) See you again soon with more hair related content!

2 Adorable Hairstyles Using The Bow Tie Braid

2 video hair tutorials using the bow tie braid.

For today's hair tutorial we are sharing 2 of our favorite hairstyle ideas using the "bow tie braid." 

If you are a long time subscriber, you may remember seeing these styles on our blog in the past! We thought they were too cute not to surface them again.

2 Bow Tie Braid Hairstyles, Video Tutorials: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

The bow tie braid is so pretty and unique and could be used to create so many different hairstyles and looks! You could use this basic idea to accent updos, half ups, down hairstyles, ponytails, and more. Depending on how you use this braid, it could work for formal events or every day occasions.... from prom, to work, or school.

Bow tie braid ponytail. Hair tutorial.

Adorable bow tie braid hairstyle, video tutorial

Tips and tricks:
  • Using the same number of strands on each side of the braid as you gather them into the elastic and take them back out will help to keep things looking symmetrical. 
  • I would also recommend using hair product on each individual strand to help control flyaways. 
  • Taking small sections as you create your lace braids on each side of the bows will make things look neater and better.

Spiral Twist Fishtail Braid Hair Tutorial

Spiral twist fishtail braid video tutorial

Our hair tutorial today shows how to create a pretty "spiral twist fishtail braid" ponytail hairstyle.  

This braid is very simple to create, but will leave people wondering how you did it!  We love that this braid gives sort of a 3D illusion.  It is hard to tell where the braid starts and where it ends... with a fishtail running along the top, as well as twisting along each side of the braid, and crossing over the front.  So fun!

Spiral Twist Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As shown in our video above, strategic stretching along the edges of the braid really makes this style pop.  Also, it is optional but placing a few bobby pins to hold the braids together as we did will help create the illusion of it being one braid instead of 2.

Spiral twist fishtail braid ponytail hairstyle tutorial

This ponytail style will work best with long and medium length hair.  Big, loose, messy, and disheveled braids are trending right now. So feel free to stretch, fluff, loosen and twist to your hearts content!

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail
  • 2 temporary hair ties or clips for the ends of the braids
  • 1 medium size hair elastic for the end of the braid
  • Several bobby pins (optional)
  • Hair product to help prevent flyaways

If you love fishtail braids as much as we do, check out a few more of our favorite hairstyles using fishtails:


 Double fishtail stitched braid

Twisted edge fishtail braid

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