Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fashion & Beauty Ethos: My Side Swept Fishtail Pony

The rain outside is relentless which means I will have to find other ways of wearing my hair until it lets up. One thing on my to-do list was learning how to do a "fishtail braid", so I logged on Youtube and checked out a few tutorials. It wasn't very difficult at all, after a couple of tries, I had the fishtail braid pictured!
 
This is a great alternative to rocking regular ponytails, or on those days when you want a chic, effortless look. I love hair styles that are ultra femme without looking like you're trying too hard. If you try this out, leave some hair out around the front for a messier look. The good thing about this style is that it doesn't have to be perfect. - I'm going to experiment with this style using some clip-in extensions. If it works I will have a video tutorial for the chica's with shorter hair that want to wear this look. 
 You can also take notes on different ways to wear this look from a few celebs:
For those with shorter hair in the front like Rihanna, curl the loose hair with a 1" curling iron for feminine face framing tendrils. - If you have longer hair in the front like Leona, loosely pin pieces back with a bobby pin for a wispy look. 
Whether you're wearing it messy like Angela, or pinned back and neat like Cassie, it's definitely a refreshing change of pace from regular braids!


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38 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!!!!! I've been trying to figure out how to do this for the longest! Thank you!!
    Looks great on ya!

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  2. i loooooooooooooove this! ive completely transitioned to a 'comfortable length' after a year and a half and i want to try this.

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  3. I have always adored the fishtail braid look. Very chic and effortless looking hairstyle!

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  4. Oooh! I love this. I'm going to try this out!

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  5. Next time I straighten my hair, I shall do this style. I love how you did your eyes, btw!

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  6. My mom used to do that braid on my hair all the time. Your hair is gorgeous,love it.

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Your hair looks so silky soft.

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  8. OMG! Gonna have to try this.

    Hair is gawjus (as always)!

    -LaTisha
    http://blushingblack.tumblr.com

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  9. I love your pretty braid. I have wanted to try this for sometime but I don't think that my hair is long enough...

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  10. Aww you look so cute with the makeup!!.
    The braids look really good, I would like to try it sometime (maybe when it stops snowing).


    Fashion Rehab

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  11. your hair looks so soft! is your hair naturally that way? is your hair coarse and highly textured? cause it looks soooo silky and easily managed

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  12. Very nice. I would like to try this one day.
    I'd probably do it with braids, cause my hair isn't long.

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  13. girl get out of my head! Ive been wanting to try this look for a while, so this post couldnt come at a better time! thanks for the tutorial! you are truly amazing!

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  14. Looks very nice on you, yours looks so much better than all of the celebrities you posted.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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  15. Beautiful! Can you please provide me with the brand/color of the lipstick you have one? Thank you so much!

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  16. you are sooo pretty! love the braid!

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  17. How funny, I learned how to fish tail braid from that same girl on youtube!

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  18. Cute style! Loved how you rocked it. Can't wait for my hair to grow longer to test this out!

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  19. uber chic! I cannot wait until my hair is long enough for fun styles like this... p.s. really love your blog!! :)

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  20. Hi! I LOVE the braid and want to try it, too when my hair is much longer. This is not related to this post, but could you possibly make a dream catcher necklace for me like the one Esperanza Spalding was wearing on the BET Awards singing Prince's song? Please send me a PM at Kimrenea65 on YouTube if you can! THANKYOU!

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  21. soooo pretty!!! i recently tried this but i did a regular braid. I must try this again using a fishtail. I was also considering clip in extensions. If you have any tips/ favorite brands/ installation tips or anything of that nature. Plzzz share, i' m not even sure where I can find them.

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  22. Wow, this is gorgeous! I want to straighten my hair so badly but I don't know how to use my pressing comb.

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  23. I love this look! I have tried it with my short hair in the past but will def be trying with my extensions...Your makeup look is very beautiful! Thanks :)

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  24. I love it. Funny thing is my coworker Karinna (shout out to her) asked me if I know how to a fishtail braid and why I don't do it to my hair. My response was, my hair is very long and thick and it's hard to get it right and straight down. I never thought of the side sweep. I will be duplicating this look. Thanks

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  25. Very nice, it looks great on you.

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  26. your fishtail braid is amazing! I love fishtail braids. They're in a tie for my favorite the basic braid.
    xoxo

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  27. I really like this look on you. I will give it a try the next time I straighten.

    Your make-up looks awesome too! Do you have hair on your upper lip and if so, do you wax it? I'm starting to notice my upper lip hair is getting darker and I really want to start wearing lip stick like you have on but, I'm afraid that it will draw attention to the hair.

    Thanks for responding!

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  28. thanks for posting this...learning how to complete a fishtail braid was on my to-do list too but i never got around to it :P

    you can also wear your fishtail as an updo to protect your ends: http://i56.tinypic.com/2ezmlfn.jpg

    [ not a picture of me but very cute (: ]

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  29. you look SO stunning!!

    ugh. can't wait til my hair is long enough to do this.

    *sighhhhhhhhhh*

    xo,
    raven

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  30. You are soooooooooooooooooooooooo beuatiful!!!Realyy, I love your blog!

    Kisses from Brazil
    Roberta

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  31. what if you just don't have enough hair.......lol

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  32. Love this look; definitely giving it a try! Thanks for the post

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  33. That is simply gorgeous on you! Will definitely be trying when I get some more length : ) *Mae*

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