Sunday, 28 September 2014

Wait and Braid | Half up Fishtail


Braiding my hair has always been something I've wanted to do but I never actually tried until recently. I always used to look at people on Youtube braiding and feel insanely jealous! With hairstyles, I just assumed it was something that I would find way too tricky to master. It was only this week I thought to myself; if I don't try, I won't learn! So learn was exactly what I did! Youtube is where I started but I bought a braiding book a couple of months ago too. I began with practising Dutch braids (my fave)! I didn't get it at all and got frustrated easily but thankfully I didn't give in. Practise really does make perfect because all of a sudden I got what I needed to do and then I was obsessed with braiding!

I didn't stop at Dutch braids though and now I've finally achieved the Fishtail plait! I absolutely love this style and I think it looks really intresting. I love the extra twist with the topsy tail above the Fishtail braid! If anyone would be intrested in learning this style I might post a photograph tutorial on the blog soon!

Do you love braiding your hair?
Rachel. x x x
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  1. I've always really liked how braids look but my hair is so fine and short (I keep losing my patience when it comes to growing it out) that I've never had much luck with them :(
    This looks so pretty, I love how it's kind of a different take on the half up, half down hair trend which I've been wanting to have a go at for a while now.
    a tutorial is a great idea by the way! :)

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I definately want to do a tutorial! & I know what you mean! My hair isn't really thick but braid look great in all kinds of hair! I find that after braiding, pulling the braid out and messing it up a bit makes hair look a lot thicker! Maybe you should give it another go :) x x x x

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  2. I love braiding my hair and other peoples hair so much! My proudest achievement is a french fishtail plait - takes bloody ages but it looks sooo cool when its done. I've recently got my hair cut short and I cant braid it at all which is poo but means all my friends get to have pretty braids.

    Cats in Crop Tops

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    1. That's the only problem - it takes a long time! Hopefully I'll get faster with time :) & at least hair always grows longer with time! Xxxx

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  3. That's the most gorgeous style ever, and I love your hair! It's really glossy and healthy looking. xx

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Aw thank you so much! That's really made me smile! Xxxxxx

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    1. Oh me too! It makes me very envious but motivated to learn too! X x x

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  5. looks so nice! i have yet to master the fishtail haha

    xx fameliquorlove // bloglovin // instagram

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    1. Thank you! The fishtail is actually quite easy and looks a lot harder than it what it is! X x

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  6. Cute braid! I have never like braids but this is very nice. I love my wife's hair straight and long, but I love it simple in a pony tail so I can see her beautiful face. Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria : http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/paparazzi-saturdays-8

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  7. this is so beautiful! i love it xx

    http://thissavagebeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    NEW//UK// FASHION AND BEAUTY BLOG

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  8. This looks so cute! Haven't ever seen this idea before! Wish I could fishtail plait :( http://cottonandcandie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I didn't think I'd ever be able to braid but all it takes is pracise :) xxx

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  9. Sadly my hair is not long enough to do this, but it looks BEAUTIFUL on you! Love your blog, this was a great post!

    Juliana Grace | www.julianagraceblogspace.blogspot.com

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  10. beautiful hairstyle and your hair is so gorgeous.

    http://suzishrestha.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! That meas so much to me! xx

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  11. Your hair looks amazing! I wish I could do fishtail braids, but I can't haha xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you & I'm sure you will be able to braid! It's really easy after a few attempts :) xxx

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  12. i am obsessed with his hairstyle!! dont think i can do this to myself tho! haha

    http://carolinapinglo.blogspot.ca/

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  13. This is too cute! I wish I still had hair to do things like this!

    Kárin
    New post!
    http://karinstyles.com

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  14. This is stunning! My hair is too curly most of the time for delicate braids, so I usually just chunk it up in french braids.
    x Justina // abentpieceofwire.com
    (trying to ramp up my bloglovin' game, help a girl out?)

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    1. Thanks and I'm sure other braids would look amazing in your hair! xxx

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  15. I love this hairstyle! So pretty and cute <3

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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  16. This looks so cool, I'll definitely try it... Even though I have short hair hehe :)

    My Makeup Mémoire 

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    1. You should try it! I'm sure it will look beautiful :) xxx

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  17. That is a gorgeous braid, I've always loved the fishtail but my hair doesn't hold it nor does it look good unfortunately..

    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) Why not try and do a dutch braid? They're my favourite and they stay in place all day! xx

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  18. I never understood how to make a fishtail braid hahah and trust me I watched tutorials. Now I have short hair so doesn't really matter no more, but seeing it on you makes me really have long hair again to experiment with all those nice hair styles! Really suits you a lot!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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    1. Thank you and I never really understood how to braid but then it just clicked in my brain and now it's so easy! Braids can look gorgeous in short hair too so don't give up! :) xxx

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  19. I love this! It reminds me a little of Game of Thrones, in a good way! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Thank you and I love the hairstyles in that! <3

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  20. This is so cute! I love braids too, especially for festivals!

    Fleur x


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  21. Fishtails are my favorite thing to do!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  22. I think you should definitely do a photo tutorial on this look, I have an idea of how you have done it, but I can see me doing it completely wrong!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my living with mental health problems, I now follow you, would be brilliant if you could follow back :)
    Hugs,
    Tara x

    http://lovetarababii.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'll definitely do a photo tutorial! It's so much easier than it looks! & no problem! Your a very brave person for being so open about your daily stuggles and I hope it gets so much easier for you x x x

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  23. That's such a nice idea for a braid! It looks lovely :) I'm rubbish at braiding my hair, but I do want to get better at it.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  24. Thamk you! I could never braid and never thought I could but practise really does make perfect :) x x

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  25. You hair color is so amazing. Is it natural?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  26. This is such a beautiful style! I have been looking for ways to wear my hair as I am bored of just wearing it down naturally. I am definitely going to give this style a go! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  27. Love this! So fun experimenting with new styles!

    Carmen | www.thepiecebypiecestyle.com

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