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Suspended Fishtail Braided Hairstyle

The Ever Popular Fishtail Braid, With A Twist
Cute Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Tutorial
I think it is safe to say, the fishtail braid (or fishbone/herringbone braid) has probably been our favorite braid of 2013.  Our Princess has been wearing it (or a variation of it) to school at least once per week!

Today's hairstyle tutorial shows a fun and cute way to add some extra style to this classic braid.

Suspended Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial
This cute hairstyle has been great for the princess to wear to school.  Sometimes when she wears a standard braid at the base of her neck, the hair around her face tends to fall out throughout the day as she is playing at recess and such.  As an added bonus, this style seems to help with that problem (as the hair on the sides of her head is tied back and less likely to escape.) 
"Suspended Fishtail Braid" Tutorial

The Princess and I had a hard time coming up with a name for this style. So we asked the Princess's dad what he thought, and HE actually came up with "The suspended fishtail!" We decided this hairstyle also looks sort of like a hair bow, bow tie, or an upside down V, but in the end... the suspended fishtail won out. ;)

Hairstyling supplies needed to create this look:
  • Comb or brush
  • Several small, clear elastics (or close to the color of hair you are working with.)
  • Hairspray or gel (optional)
  • Medium length or long hair

Suspended Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

If you have ever created a fishtail braid, you know that they can be kind of time consuming (since you are taking such tiny strands.)   If you don't have time for a fishtail, you could always end this style in a regular 3 strand braid, rope braid, 4 strand... whatever you want!

Whould you like to comment?

  1. Thank you for this one my daughter loved it...beautiful hairstyle!

  2. I have loved your blog for years, even before I had a girl! I'm definitely adding this to my bookmarks to try when my daughter's hair gets a little longer.

  3. This looks great! My daughter has short hair now, but she wants to grow it out.

  4. Oh my goodness, how cute! I can't wait until my 3yr old grows enough hair to have fun with like this. Right now, it's a curly mess :)

  5. I know this probably sounds awful, but I'm glad I have a son, because I could never do a girl's hair. I have shared your site to my friends with girls on Facebook before, though. Since several of my friends needed ways to fix their daughter's hair for dance, etc.

  6. short hairstyles for girlsNovember 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I like this hairstyle,what a lovely hairstyle.I will try to my sister.

  7. I have to wait a year before my hair Is that long, but I could totally do this on myself :) :)


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