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DIY: Funky Fishtail

DIY: Funky Fishtail - add color to your braid!

Our accesories buyer, Kreeli, is the queen of the fishtail braid! We see her rocking one at least once a week. Even though this popular version of the braid is fun in its own right, sometimes it's nice to spice things up. Read on to learn how she added some color to her braid without the commitment or hassle of hair dye or extensions or any of that nonsense!

Funky Fishtail Tools

 What you will need:
-Yarn in your choice of color (we used a funky rainbow yarn!)
-Scissors
-Hairbrush or comb
-Ponytail holder

Funky Fishtail Step 1

Step 1:
Start with hair straight down your back. It doesn't hurt to have long, gorgeous hair like our accessory buyer's!

Funky Fishtail Step 2

Step 2:
Pull all of your hair up except for one inch of the bottom layer.

Funky Fishtail Step 3

Step 3:
Separate your hair into two equal pieces. Take the yarn and measure it to the length of your hair.

Funky Fishtail Step 4

Step 4:
Add about 6 inches to the length of the yarn. Then, double the yarn’s length before cutting it.

Funky Fishtail Step 5

Step 5:
Cut another piece of yarn the exact length of your first piece. If you're using a rainbow dyed yarn like ours, you'll want to grab a piece from further into the skein for some color contrast.

Funky Fishtail Step 6

Step 6:
Use the brush or comb to tease your hair at the roots. This will help the yarn stay in your hair.

Funky Fishtail Step 7

Step 7:
Securely tie one piece of yarn into your hair on each side, as close to your roots as you can comfortably tie it.

Funky Fishtail Step 8

Step 8:
Pull down another inch of hair and repeat steps 4-8 to have four pieces of yarn tied in hair. You also have the option to go a little crazy with it and add even more pieces of yarn to additional layers of hair.

Funky Fishtail Step 9

Step 9:
Pull all of your hair down. Separate your hair into two equal sized pony tails.

Funky Fishtail Step 10

Step 10:
Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail. Cross it over the top of the left ponytail and join it with the right.

Funky Fishtail Step 11

Step 11:
Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail. Cross it over the top of the right ponytail and join it with the left.

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Step 12:
Repeat steps 11 and 12 until you reach the end of your hair.

Funky Fishtail Step 13

Step 13:
Place the ponytail holder at the end of your braid. Voila! Your funky fishtail braid is ready to go. Have fun with it! Try different colors, or add more yarn for an even brighter braid. We love the subtlety of a little color peeking out of the braid, but hey, subtlety may not be your style.

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