Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easy Fishtail Braid - 2 Ways



I don't know how the weather has been for everyone but in my neighborhood, the sun has been out and shining in full force! It seems that Spring has sprung early and in lieu of that, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Spring and Summer hairstyles: the fishtail braid.

Braids have been a huge trend for the last couple of years and I know it's going to be seen all over the place this year as well. I've been sporting the fishtail braid quite frequently lately since it's so easy to do yet looks very complicated as a finished product. Many people must've thought the same as well since I got so many requests for a tutorial after wearing this hairstyle in my Sister Tag video.

Since I'm not one to turn down a good request, here are 2 easy techniques to do this look yourself...

Check out the tutorial video below:


Although I'm sure it is much, much easier to understand by watching the video above, I also wanted to include a few photos for those of you new to the fishtail braiding process. This is the standard technique for how to fishtail braid your own hair.

Step 1. Section your hair into 2 parts


Step 2. Take a small strip from the back of the Right section


Step 3. Cross it over the front and combine with the Left section


Step 4. Now, take a small section from the back of Left section


Step 5. Cross over and combine with the Right section


Step 6. It should begin creating a cross braid pattern like this


Step 7. Continue steps 2-5 until you have a full braid


To finish the look, I loosened up some of the sections to make it look more messy-casual and added a rose gold bow hair tie to give the braid polish.


I also included a second (easier) technique for a softer fishtail braid in the video as well in case the traditional technique proves to be a little tricky. ;) You can check out my past posts on hair here if you'd like to see more tutorials as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and if you try out this hairstyle then feel free to leave a pic of your look on my Facebook page. Let me know in the comments below what tutorial you'd like to see next!



46 comments:

  1. I love the look of fishtail braids :3 And they are super easy to do!

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  2. ahhh!!! I've always wanted to do this
    but when my friend told me how to do it it looked super hard
    it look easy now!!!
    i don't know my friends and korean site have different way of doing that i think
    bcuz it's more complicated hehe
    in korean, that's called 지네머리 :P

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  3. tried it and got it did it in just 1 try... thank's to you jen!

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  4. I've been meaning to ask you ever since it came out, but what company are your silver clover earrings from the Jason Chen music video you were featured in from? In love with them!!!!! You truly have a nack for jewelry :)

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    1. They are Adam Marc Clover Drop Earrings that I bought from a Hautelook sale. :)

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  5. Hey Jen I have been following you for several years and I've been meaning to ask you this question. Do you and your husband not want kids? If you guys don't then why not? I know you are taking birth control pills so I was just wondering.

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    1. if it's too personal then you don't have to answer [:

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    2. We do want kids! Not right now, but soon. :)

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  6. Hi Jen, thanks for this tutorial! Looking forward to trying this :) But I also wanted to ask, where did you get that pretty knotted pearl necklace from? I've been trying to find something like that and I've had no luck so far :(

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    1. I took my regular pearl necklace and kept it unhooked like a lariat necklace, then looped the ends into a knot. DIY knotted necklace!

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  7. looks great!

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  8. the bow hair tie is cute!! I love this hairstyle, i will definitely try it out!

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  9. I'll be watching this video tonight, I love braids :-)

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  10. thats a cute braid jen
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  11. that is really helpful! thank you- i've been wanting to try this hairstyle out and never understood the other tutorials as well as yours.

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  12. Thanks Jen! I never know what to do with my hair and having two boys doesn't help.:)

    Check out my giveaway when you have time.

    xo Jo

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  13. Thanks for the video and photos, it's looks super easy!
    I did it and looks amazing, it's super cute!
    I have curly hair but it's ok!
    I love it!!!
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    Bye~

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  14. Thank you for the detailed tutorial, i love this look! It's so perfect for spring :) x

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    x

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  15. Great tutorial, tried to do it myself but failed... but I won't give up :))
    You look gorgeous btw ! <3

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  16. You look very beautiful in yellow! The color makes your facial features pop out!

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  17. Jen, thank you so much! i just did it and it's soooo pretty! Hugs!!

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  18. so so cute!!!
    also love your makeup, especially eye makeup ^^!!

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  19. Hi Jen, is there a legitimate place to buy BB cream online? There seems to be a lot of fakes out there and many customers who have been fooled? Are there any sites you would recommend that sell authentic products imported from Asia?

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    1. I know the place I get mine from has authentic BB Creams, which is www.prettyandcute.com

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  20. I pretty much do what you do! I learnt how to do it the first way you showed us too, this was challenging but now I can't stop wearing my hair like this :)

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  21. Love your bright yellow sweater and bracelet! where did you find/purchase? :)

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  22. I looooved the metal bow
    so cute

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  23. Thank you Thank you Thank you! The tutorial was super easy. I think even I will be able to manage a reasonable braid now. After years of failing with a 3 strand.

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  24. if u dont mind,what kind of watch are u wearing? it look soo nice on you =)

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  25. Hi Jen :)

    I love love love your hair... I wish I never cut my hair short last year as it is taking me forever to grow out again!

    Can you please do a new tutorial on your hair care rotuine and what products you use to keep your hair looking so healthy and great?

    Thanks

    xoxox

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  26. i have always wanted to do those braids, it looks ever so girly, love it. check out my fashion and beauty blog

    blog.yipiii.co.uk/fashion/

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  27. Hi jen!!! Just want you to know your tutorials changed my life so much so thanks to you!!! Keep posting videos jen... Stay pretty always.

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  28. Great tutorial, but I'm so clumsy I still can't do it! Ps. How beautiful are you?!

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  29. That's such a beautiful braid! How I wish I didn't cut my hair short :(

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  30. Hi Jen,

    I really like your bow hair piece! Where did you get it?

    Thanks!

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  31. I've been following you for awhile now, but this is the first time I commented (of course I would be here in the middle of exam season haha).

    I'd just like to say a big THANK YOU for all your great vids and blog posts; I don't put on make up generally but I'm glad you don't just do tutorials for that or hauls, etc (although when you do I find them really easy to follow which is awesome for whenever I do need to put on make up) (: And of course you have a fantastic fashion sense too :)

    Keep up the good work!! :)

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  32. My hair is unfortunately too short for braids.

    Freshwater Pearls

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  33. My hair is a little bit below my shoulder an layered so I am having a difficult time with this. I keep getting confused! Do you have any advice or anything.?

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  34. Thank you sooooooo much! I've always wanted to do this but could never get it. The video really helped, as did the pictures. I love being able to do this on myself, too :)

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  35. Thank you soooo much! i have always wanted to do this and now i can thanks to the video and pictures :)

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  36. i dont know if im stupid or what- but i cant make it. i watched the video and the pictures and i tried to follow while you where doing- but the end result is just one ugly mess of hair :s

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  37. omg thank you so much i tried loads of different websited but this was the ONLY one that worked :) you are amazing thank you so much ive had loads of people sayinh how did you do your braid and ive recommended this website to all of them :D

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  38. This is really good! I'm just having trouble since I have layers in my hair. Is there any other way to do it?

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