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.
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.
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.)
Step 4: Pin braid out of the way.
Step 5: Switch to the other side of the head and start another French fishtail braid.
Step 6: Continue with the fishtail braid until all remaining hair has been incorporated.
Step 7: When you run out of hair, finish off with a regular braid. Secure the end with a small hair band.
Step 8: Take the first fishtail and twist into a bun. Be sure to tuck in the ends. Secure the bun with pins.
Step 9: Take the second fishtail and wrap it around the bun, tucking in the ends. Secure with pins.
Congratulations on your finished updo!!
Be sure to follow Katie on twitter or check out her youtube channel for more beautiful braids!
Love this but I doubt I can do this on myself! I will practice on my daughter though… if she lets me!
Hahaha! Yes, I want to try it on my 3 year old niece when I see her this summer. I may have to bribe her!
Tammy Marie Landis
I really think that this hair style is really cool. I wanna try to do this on someones hair! I like the way the two colors blend together!!