April 8, 2013

French Fishtail to a Messy Bun Hair Tutorial


Fishtails are not easier than "regular" braids.

Let me just get that out there to begin with.

In this tutorial, I'm showing how to do a french fishtail and blend it into a messy bun. I've been wearing messy buns more than ever--I think it has to do with my long, heavy hair these days.

I am most likely to wear this style down, but I like the messy bun as well. If you are looking for a new way to pin your bangs back, consider doing a french fishtail and pinning them to the side!



The two tutorials I mention in the video are linked below: 

How to do a Fishtail

The Messiest of Buns 



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40 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your styles! They are stunning!

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  2. I love wearing a fishtail but haven't been able to master the french fishtail. Thanks for the helpful tutorial!

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  3. This is absolutely wonderful!! Definitely one of my favorites of your hairstyles!! This may be a dumb question but I have really dark brown almost black hair which is my natural color...no highlights or anything. I feel like when I do braids that they really can't be seen too well. Anything I can do to keep the braid from blending in SO much?!

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  4. I can't wait to try this! Thanks to you, my hair isn't always just in a pony tail!

    {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

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  5. Love it.....now I just need to master braiding my own hair, I am terrible! Practice makes perfect though, right?!?
    ~ Kimberley

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  6. I might get brave one of these days and try the fishtail...haha. But I am in LOVE with the messy bun tutorial! I've been wearing it regularly since you posted it. (:

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  7. This is adorable! I'm just not sure I can do it myself.. eek! You just have to have confidence, right?! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  8. I love your hair! So lovely! I might even be able to try this out with my short-er hair. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  9. I love this idea for pinning back bangs, super cute! P.S. Mentioned you on my blog today ;)

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. i didn't know there was a "french" fishtail braid... so at first i was totally confused, but i love it! hopefully i will be able to pull it off too! i also love your coral/orange polish, mind sharing what is it?

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  11. Too cute! Loving this look! Can't wait to try it out!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it! I'm always trying to recreate your hair. Thank you for all the tutorials!

    Making It Sparkle

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  13. I just gotta say... I love your bangs pulled back. It suits you so well!

    Vera

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  14. Oh. My. Gosh. I absolutely love this! You are so good at taking expert styles, but explaining them so novices can do them too!
    P.S. I hate to be THAT person, but what type of lipstick are you wearing? It is a fantastic color on you!
    -Audrey

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  15. oooooh totally going to give this a whirl tomorrow!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  16. This fishtail really suits you!
    http://spanishkitchenette.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this! I recently cut my hair and need a new way to wear a bun :) very cute!

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  18. Love this! Must learn how to do braids of any kind in my hair. So cute! :)

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  19. For anybody who wants to master the regular fishtail plait (i.e., not yet ready for the French version), here are some helpful tips: 1) It's much much easier to start with a ponytail, 2) It's also much easier to start with wet hair, and 3) Think of if as "weaving," more than anything. Bring one section "over" the side, and "under" the other side.

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  20. I REALLY really like to colour of your hair. I assume it is too difficult to explain how it´s died to be like this?

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  21. So pretty! I wish I could hire you to do my hair every day :)

    www.diningoutskinnydc.com

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  22. Lovely! Can't wait to do this.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Maren

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  23. Really fun! I've been following your blog for about 6 months now. I played around with this style, and I'm wearing my first messy bun today!

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  24. I did this hair! Thanks so much for the continued inspiration. It's fun to challenge myself to do your hairdos because my hair is quite a bit shorter than yours (I am growing it out, perpetually, of course!) I have to use lots more bobby pins...
    Thanks for being so great!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    http://www.makeitrane.com/2013/04/bobby-pin-trick.html

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  25. Hi,Kate. Just wondering if you have ever tried Kenra 26? I've been using Kenra 25 and love it. I didn't know if the other would be any better. Love your blog by the way!

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  26. Kate,
    I'm great at braiding my hair but the part that messes me up is that in the end..i have this awful "part" in my hairline where you can see my scalp. I can never seem to braid some of my hair and pull it into a pony/bun/whatever without having that part beside of it separating it from the rest of my hair...help?
    -Chelsea

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  27. I did this last week and got al many compliments from the elderly I work with. I work at a retirement community and none know what a fishtail braid is. It was my first one ever. Thanks for the great look!!

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  28. These tutorials are wonderful!!! As a very busy mama of a 2 1/2 year old... I am INSPIRED! I'm going to do my hair! Thank you!

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  29. Trying fishtail.... super CUTE!!! Thank you!
    www.blogtalkradio.com/dearprudence/

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  31. LOVE this so much-- it's become my go-to hairstyle. THANK YOU!!!!

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  32. You are so pretty! I love all of your hairstyles and pictures!

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