Saturday, May 26, 2012

How to: Fishtail Braid for Medium Length Hair

I was incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback I got on my last post. Thank you so much to everyone who commented, I am so lucky to have such amazing people read my blog, you’re all incredible!

A lot of the comments involved the fishtail braid and since it's something that’s so incredibly easy to do (and you know I’m all about easy hairstyles), I thought I would do a post on how people with medium length hair can achieve this look as well. 
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Step 1: I usually like to start this style with well brushed hair like you should with any other hair style you do.

Step 2: In order to achieve this look I put my hair in a middle to high ponytail. This makes it easier for people with medium length hair to do the fishtail braid and it will ensure that it will stay in longer. I would say this is the key step which differentiates people with medium length hair from those with long hair.

Step 3: Separate your ponytail in two different sections making them as even as you can.

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Step 4: Pick up a thin strand of hair from the far right of your right section. In order to do this you can let go of the right section as long as you’re still holding on to the left section.

Step 5: Carefully move the strand of hair you’ve just picked up from the right section to the left section. The strand will naturally sit at the right side of the left section.

Step 6: Grab the left section just as you did before with the strand from the right section added to it.


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Step 7, 8 & 9: Are the exact same process from the previous steps except on a different side. Grab a far left strand of hair from the left section and place it in the right section. It really is that easy!


This is how your braid should look once you’ve gone over the steps a few times. Feel free to go as low or stop as high as you want and if you want to add thickness to the braid you could stop higher and lightly pull on the braid in order to make it appear fuller. 

This is the final look I achieved and I quite like it. I use this as an alternative to the bun on second or third day hair. I hope you like it as well, please let me know if you recreate this look, I would love to see your pictures so please leave me a link to your blog or post pictures on my Facebook



55 comments:

  1. Really cute, your braid! I am a bit jealous since I am letting my hair grow now and it takes forever... :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog dear!

    xoxo, Jacqueline

    Mannequin de Vitrine

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  2. That is sooo pretty Anca.. i absolutely loved it.. will try it..:) :)

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  3. so lovely hair today :) Thank you :) Check out my blog!

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  4. very beautiful, i have to try it!;))

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  6. Your so beautiful! And the braid looks amazing

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  7. oh this is soo cool!
    i have to try this! :) xo

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  8. But I'm so grateful to you for your comment and nice words. Thank you very much, my dear. It's wonderful. So, you write about hairstyles. I love it. I look for new hairstyles often. It's really needful. Best wishes, http://couronnedefleurs.blogspot.com/

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  9. it looks soo cute on you.....very pretty !!

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  10. this looks nice and easy too bad i just cut my hair.

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  11. I have quite long hair, and do the fish tail quite regularly. Get lots of compliments, and so easy to do! xo

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  12. Love this post! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us all of the steps! :)

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  13. GOstei muito da trança...queria conseguir fazer em mim, com a facilidade que você faz...
    BJosss...

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  14. Un fantastico post!!!! Complimenti, ciao

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  15. that is perfet for my medium-length hair! xx

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  16. Awesome thank u so much i have such a hard time figuring hair styles for my medium length hair this is great keep up the posts!

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  17. wow, very pretty :)

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  18. It looks easily. Maybe I'll try it:)

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  19. Adorei!!
    Vou testar!!

    Beijos
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  20. SUPER PRETTY. thank you for commenting on my post.

    xo, newest follower hope you follow back =)

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  21. That was cool braids !!!!
    I e
    Wanna do it sometimes :3
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    Kisses
    Ayu

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  22. It seems to be simple! I'll try do it;)
    nice blog ♥

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  23. It looks pretty!
    Thanks for your comment it was very nice!

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  24. This is a great tip, looks amazing!
    I also have medium length hair and find it very difficult to do a fishbraid.
    Will definitely try this out!

    XoXo
    Nathalie

    www.fashionablymade.blogspot.com

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  25. Your hair looks beautiful! Perfect for a more formal 'do' such as wedding, too! I will have to grow my hair a bit longer first :o)

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  26. Amazing! Such a good tutorial too! Thanks for the tips xx

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  27. Great post!
    Your hair looks amazing!
    xx

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  28. Great idea! I have to try it on my hair;)

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  29. good idea! :)
    you're beautiful ;*

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  30. Great tips. I have short hair unfortunately.

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  31. Great hairstyle, I don't want to shorten my hair but unfortunately I think I should do it as quickly as possible.
    Caterinapm :)

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  32. This is an amazing tutorial ! I need to try it !

    Thank you for your adorable comment , your so nice !

    I follow you , definitely !

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  33. soooo nice :) visit my page if you will have time :)


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  34. Fishtail braids are my go to do when I want to look efortlessly cute! Nice post, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, hope you're following now so we can stay in touch! :)

    xx
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  35. love this braid! stunning!
    thank you for comment on my blog.
    want to follow each other? :)

    xoxo
    Nastia
    http://nastiadi.blogspot.com/

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  36. I have hair just a bit shorter than yours, and I've been wanting to try a fishtail braid. Thanks for posting this! I think I'll give it a try this summer : )

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  37. Cute dress! Looks like a really pretty wedding.

    -Lauren
    www.coffeeandcolor.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm going to have to try this out.

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  39. Your blog is full of good ideas ! I could try this on my daughter's hair, not on mine !!
    Françoise.

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