The Fishtail Halfsie

fishtail braid half up short hair via @mystylevita - Fishtail braid tutorial for short hair
I have some VERY sad news to share today. My amazing beautician Rachel, is moving. I’m devastated. She fixed my botched bob job a couple years ago, made my hair awesome, and has come to my house to show myself and you all some great hair tutorials. She’s become a friend and is super fun to be around so I’m a little sad that she won’t be cutting my hair ever again. Although, I’m down for a Nashville road trip to get a good cut if anyone wants to join.

We luckily still have a few hair styles left to share and this one was one of my favorites. So in honor of her departure and new life adventure, here’s the fishtail halfsie. Something I’m confident I can even do myself. This is a really easy fishtail braid tutorial for short hair or even long hair. It’s a simple way to look a little dressed up without needing to have a ton of hair skills.

  1. Start with loosely curled hair (my tutorial for my waves right here).
  2. Take a small section of hair and begin to fishtail
  3. Once you finish fishtailing the section, hold the end fairly tightly and begin to pull apart the fishtail to give it texture
  4. Tuck the end of the braid to below your crown and under your hair (so the bobby pins are covered)
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 on the other side
  6. Take the middle section that isn’t braided (the crown where you’ve tucked your braids under) and part the section to add your Powdery Play for additional volume and texture.
  7. Curl any left over pieces (because I only curl my top half so my front sections were straight as a board, whoops).

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 photos by JNelly
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    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    So pretty…I love a good side braid!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Carly

    Agh I LOVE this braided look! I think it’s probably going to take me couple of tries to get it right…but the step by step instructions are super helpful.

    Thanks!
    Carly
    http://www.playingforeats.com

    Jennifer Rand of Belle de Couture

    Oh, I love this! Looks awesome on you!! I definitely need to try this on my hair!

    xx
    Jen
    http://belledecouture.com

      Jessica

      It’s an easy one! Definitely try it!

    Krystin

    Love this! Doesn’t look too hard either!

    -Krystin
    http://www.girlinbetsey.com

      Jessica

      It’s really super easy!

    Clare

    This is great! Random question, but what is the nail polish that Rachel is wearing in this post? The colour is so fresh for spring!

      Jessica

      It’s OPI Funny Bunny. xo

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