Fishtail Braids.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

A week or so ago I was out with Anabela and she told me about Loepsie's YouTube videos on hairstyles for long hair that she thought were really interesting. She said Loepsie is an adorable Dutch girl who vows never to style her hair with heat or use unnatural products (a thing or two I could learn!). Thanks to Loepsie's super cute tutorials I taught myself how to make a fishtail braid. I wanted to have just one braid but my hair is way too thick. Oh well, the piggy tails are cute, too.


Maybe if I practice I will be able to do one like this:
(Photo by Hanneli)

17 comments:

Michelle said...

cute!
I am currently growing out my hair in hopes of being able to style it differently. (I am in a hair rut)

Jane Flanagan said...

So cute! You're so pretty!

Alaina said...

I love your braids! I love braiding my friends' hair like this because my hair is too short!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Aahhh! So glad you posted this! Makes me want to stick to my resolve to keep my hair long long long.

Melinda Josie said...

Ahh! I love doing that! I learned how to braid my hair like that recently, when I saw this : http://wikstenmade.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-love-paris-in-fall.html posted on Wiksten-made. (Look at the photo in the second batch, with the fishtail braid across her forehead. Sooo pretty!)

Laura said...

oh how COOL! i'm going to try that tomorrow.

Julie said...

love the fish tail braids on you!!! (p.s. your Rav feed works!!)

Anonymous said...

Love the braids!
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Lyn said...

hooray for fishtales! reminds me of junior high. we used to sit for hours playing with each others hair to get these "right". so awesome!

erica-knits said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments!
Michelle, good luck growing out your locks. Loepsie has some great tips!

Jane, Thank you! *blush*

Alaina, I love braiding friends' hair, too. It's good practice!

Anabela, yay! I love your long locks!

Melinda, Oh, I knew the exact photo you were referring to. That braid is perfection!

Laura, I hope you did!

Julie, thanks! I'm so glad my Rav fee works now! Good thing you're keeping me in line. ;)

Stacey, thank you!

Lyn, that's awesome! You and your friends were really talented junior high students!

fleur_delicious said...

ah, so cute! Cute photo and I personally love big fat braids like this. I was growing mine for a donation for three years and just had it bobbed after Christmas. I've been a short hair gal for a long time, but I actually enjoyed my long hair this last time around and I think I will have to grow it out again. In the meantime, I have to amuse myself by doing things like dyeing it bright red ;)

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CARLY WAITO said...

Thanks for posting this Erica! I watched the tutorial at work the other day and tried it. Now I think I'm hooked. What a beautiful technique. I had to post about it too.

Sarade said...

I don't style my hair with heat, either, so I'm glad I have naturally wavy hair. I do wish I had the talent or the patience to do braiding, as I absolutely think it can be such an elegant look to wear. A braid in the back, or wrapped around the side of my head is what I crave, but my arms get tired and the braid turns out fuzzy and messy.

The Duchess said...

My goodness, I echo Jane's statement - you are beautiful! I would kill for that gorgeous hair too! I love fishtails, they remind me of being a kid when I was rocking the Laura Ingles Wilder (as played by Melissa Gilbert) hair and my aunties would fishtail braid it. Now I get to do the same for my niece as an auntie and I love it. I can french braid my own hair, but fishtailing it may be beyond my skill level!

drollgirl said...

THAT BRAID!!! i am dying! absolutely gorgeous!

...love Maegan said...

fishtails are so pretty ...you can do it, they're easy!

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