French Braid to a Fishbone Braid

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French Braid into a Fishbone Braid from BabesInHairland.com (5)

This was one we did a while back for church on Sunday.  You don’t need as long of hair as Goose has, but obviously you need to be able to make a French braid as well as a fishbone braid. I think I’ve been on a fishbone braid kick lately!

Step 1 – Make a French braid

If you need help with French braiding, you can watch our French braid video here.  Stop adding hair to  your French braid once you reach the top of the ear.

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Step 2 – Secure with a rubber band

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Step 3 – Wrap the rubber band (optional)

To begin with I didn’t wrap it, but decided to go back and cover the rubber band so I back peddled and forgot to take a picture!  You can use whatever method you prefer to wrap the rubber band.  Watch our ponytail wrap video if you need help!

Step 4 – Make a fishbone braid

If you need help making a fishbone braid, we’ve also got a video for that!  You can watch or fishbone braid video here.  Start your braid right below your wrapped rubber band.

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Step 5 – Secure with a rubber band

Braid as far down as you wish & secure the end with another rubber band.

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 FINISHED!

We turned the ends of her hair under just a little with our flat iron – but you could curl the remaining hair to make it extra fancy!

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You could give this a “messier” look by tugging on the French braid and the fishbone to loosen it up a bit.  My “messy fishbones” look too messy sometimes I think, so we opted for the “cleaner” look for church.  Oh, and I’m linking up at SNAP!

So do you have issues making a French braid or a fishbone braid?  Do you find one easier than another!?

8 Responses

  1. Katie says:

    Super cute!!!!!!!

  2. Wendy says:

    Wait ’til Princess M sees this! So so cute!

  3. Emily says:

    Wow! This braid is amazing. Thank you for stopping over at our blog “Bits Of Everything” and leaving a comment. :)

  4. Courtney says:

    Okay… this is a reallyyyy cute take on the whole fish tail braid. I used to beg my mother to do my hair in a fish tail braid when I was little and all my friends loved it and would try to get their mothers to do it for them! I will definitely have to try this one seeing as how I braid my hair every single day :) Its my favorite. Hey, I have a really cute little hair bow shop by the way… A cute hair bow can make even a two minute hairdo look adorable ;) Check it out if you or anyone else has the time. Thanks.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveABowBoutique?ref=si_shop

    • The Mom says:

      Thanks! You’ve got some cute bows in your shop! I agree — hair accessories are always a good idea & they can make a style look even cuter!

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