looped fishtail tutorial

August 6, 2013

The concept for this style is pretty simple. It starts with a basic ponytail. You keep pulling hair through the back of the ponytail creating loops. The finished effect is soft, romantic and perfect for backless dresses!
PS- if you can’t make a fishtail braid, a regular one would work too

[Put your hair in a tight ponytail at the back of your head. Put a small elastic a few inches down. Hold the smaller elastic and pull it through underneath the larger creating a “Topsy Tail”. Remove the smaller hair elastic]
[Divide your hair into 3 even sections and make 3 fishtail braids. Secure each braid with a small elastic]
[Take the 3 braids and pull them through the back of the ponytail, creating another loop]
[This next step depends on how long your hair is. If you have a lot of length left over after the first loop, then loop it though a second time (as pictured). If your hair is too short, then skip to the next step]
[Twist the ends and tuck them in a top. I secured mine with a Goody Spin Pin, but bobby pins would work too]

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  • BlackKitty
    August 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I just found your blog a few days ago and I adore it! I'm watching it mainly for the hair posts; I have trouble finding suitable hairdos for my type of hair that I can do by myself with no products or heat tools – and your hair is most similar to mine, of the bloggers I've seen.
    Question: how do you invert the ponytail more than once? I find that once I invert it, there's no space in there to do it again, and if I try to loosen it, the hair is pulled unevenly because of the twist and all the weight hangs on a few strands. And that's a lot of weight! I tried the similar Victorian do with 3 braids tucked inside only at the ends, and the closest I got after many many tries was clipping the braids above the twist with a huge bow barette and pinning the ends underneath. There has to be a painless way to do these twisted hairstyles!

    • Gina Michele
      August 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      You might want to try loosening up the ponytail before you even start. Make a tight ponytail and then slide the elastic down about 1 1/2". It will give you extra space for twisting. Hope this helps!

  • Vintage Vixen
    August 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm


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