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How To Do A French Fishtail Braid Updo

How To Do A French Fishtail Braid Updo
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Isn’t that a great updo?

I found this girl on twitter after @besthairstyles tweeted one of her tutorials.

Her name is Katie and she does some fabulous braids!

In this 7 minute video, she demonstrates step-by-step how to braid a French fishtail updo. (I’ve listed the basic steps below the video.)

Step 1: Part hair to the side. Start a French fishtail braid on the side of the head that has more hair.

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Step 2: Just after you reach the back of the head, switch to a lace fishtail braid. Only add in hair from the top side, until you reach the side part.

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Step 3: When you reach the side part, stop adding in hair and finish to the end with a regular braid. (At this point, she recommends back combing to keep the braid in. I would suggest securing the braid with a small hair band in order to minimize damage to the hair.)

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Step 4: Pin braid out of the way.

Step 5: Switch to the other side of the head and start another French fishtail braid.

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Step 6: Continue with the fishtail braid until all remaining hair has been incorporated.

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Step 7: When you run out of hair, finish off with a regular braid. Secure the end with a small hair band.

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Step 8: Take the first fishtail and twist into a bun. Be sure to tuck in the ends. Secure the bun with pins.

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Step 9: Take the second fishtail and wrap it around the bun, tucking in the ends. Secure with pins.

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Congratulations on your finished updo!!

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Be sure to follow Katie on twitter or check out her youtube channel for more beautiful braids!

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