Easy, Fishtail Updo

Easy, Fishtail Updo

You’ve got a fun night out planned with the girls, a date, or a formal event to attend.  But what on earth are you supposed to do with this mop on your head?!  I know that each and every one of you has been there.  I certainly know that I have.  As someone who frequently curls my hair, throwing a few curls in there just doesn’t seem to be good enough for a special occasion when I do that to go grocery shopping.  However, updos can seem SO overwhelming and intimidating.  All of the stars seem to pull off a messy bun with such effortlessness and elegance, but when you try it, it ends up looking like you’re ready for the gym rather than the red carpet.  Well, I’ve got your solution!  This easy, fishtail updo will have you looking red-carpet-worthy in just a few minutes.

This Pinterest-inpsired ‘do has been a recent favorite of mine.  Perfect for second or third day hair!  It gets it off your face and looking fab with very little effort.  The curls add some volume and dimension to the ponytail, which keep the style from looking too tight and harsh, and the fishtail braid is a great way to update a classic bun.  Just watch the video below for an easy, step-by-step tutorial!


Products mentioned:
Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush
Garnier Fructis Extreme Control Hairspray
Studio35 Clear Elastic Hair Ties
Vidal Sassoon Bobbi Pins

On me:
Forever21 French Terry Pullover (similar)
Essie Adore-A-Ball

Music:  
“Nothing From Nothing Grows” by Karl Morgan

This video features music by Karl Morgan, one of our favorite Austin artists.  We’ve gone to see him play a few times and love his music.  We just happened to be in a pub where he was playing last weekend and I figured that I needed to ask him if I could use his music to keep y’all entertained while you watch my tutorials! Go check out his website for more music and show locations if you’re in the Austin area!

Easy, Fishtail Updo

Easy, Fishtail Updo

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this tutorial!  If you liked my makeup in this video, then pop on over and subscribe to my YouTube Channel because I’ll have that tutorial up soon!  Your support means the world to me.  I started this blog as fun way to express my passion for all things beauty, and it’s grown beyond my wildest dreams.  I’m so blessed to have nearly 2,000 subscribers, so thank y’all from the bottom of my heart for your support and encouragement!

Best & Blessings,
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