A three-fer?! I wanted to do a tutorial on just a three strand braid, but figured I would throw in the four and five stranders too! They do get more complicated but just try to think of it as only the outside two strands moving and doing a lot of over unders (anyone want to count how many times I say over or under?……)
Three strand: 0:25
Four strand: 1:12
Five strand: 2:50
How feminine and pretty is this style? I curled my hair beforehand (using this tutorial for tighter curls or this for looser waves) which I think adds a lot to the mermaidy-ness of it, but the fishtail and twist make it like the prettiest prom or wedding style ever. I feel like if I want a hairstyle that everyone is always impressed with, I always go for a dutch fishtail… It is so funny how big this braid looks but before I pull it apart it is like the tiniest thing. Do you guys pull all of your braids apart?
HI! This is such an easy one – literally takes less than two minutes – but so messy and perfect! I think the key is to pull apart the braid like crazy so it looks way thick (it will be the end of the world the day I say not to do this.. but it is extra important on this style because it looks cooler when the braid fills up the entire side of your head!)
So watch the video above or read the instructions below to do it yourself!
1. Part your hair on the side. Set aside the front face framing piece of hair, and then take about a three inch wide section and start doing a dutch braid – splitting it into three sections and crossing the left piece under the middle, then the right piece under the middle.
2. Start incorporating hair from about a three inch section down the side of your head into the pieces when you cross them under, making it a dutch french braid style. When you get to around your ear stop adding hair and continue doing the braid down the rest of your hair. Secure it with an elastic.
3. Pull the braid apart like crazy to make it as thick as possible. If it is slipping out you could try using some dry shampoo before you braid it or hairspray afterwards :)
4. Secure the rest of your hair into a messy bun and then wrap the braid around the elastic and incorporate it into the bun with another elastic! Pull out any face framing pieces and you are donezo!
Here is what I do if I want REALLY curly hair – the best part is that because I wash my hair every 5 days the curls last until I wash it again! In my humble opinion, you can curl your hair whichever way you please as long as you are using a small curling wand and take pretty small pieces, but the magic happens when you pull the curls apart. I literally could do it for thirty minutes and still want to keep running my hands through it! With any curl I do I think running your fingers through the curls make them look wayyy more natural – and this one we want to have even more volume than just a beachy wave so don’t be afraid to whip your hair back and forth (maybe even brush it…. EK my mom used to tell us to do that when we curled our hair and I made fun of her for it… It might work for this one though!) and really tease it up at the roots.
It’s Thursday which means it’s the day before Friday which means yay! How was everyone’s Easter weekends? Charlie and I started a “tradition” a few years ago with my family where we always surprise each other with a visit – like my sister showed up on my birthday and knocked on our apartment door and of course I was flustered because who would be knocking at like 10pm but I got over that fast when I saw her cute little face through the peep hole! So we decided to surprise my family for Easter – I even dressed up in my pink bunny onesie with accompanying bunny ears and hopped into the house.. Pretty sure that was a sight for sore eyes…..
These jeans from Revice are for real like my second skin at the moment. They are the comfiest denim I have ever worn – think the perfect amount of stretch and a super smooth feeling. And I love how each of their pieces (including the shirt) have such a lived in vintage vibe. Good vibes only, am I right? ;)