As part of moving my site from Blogger to WordPress I was able to get all my files and pictures totally organized on my computer. That meant finding all the styles I’d taken pictures of but had yet to post as well as having time to post ones that had been on my SD card for a while. This was one of them. I saw this on Pinterest a long time ago, and now for the life of me I can’t find the picture (I thought for sure I’d pinned it!) Either way, this is a simple style, but I just love the look with Fishbone braids. ** Update – I found the picture, but it just links back to an image on Tumblr – so this is what we recreated.) **
Obviously, you’ll need to know how to make a fishbone braid, so if you don’t, you can watch our video HERE.
Step 1 – Part the hair
I started with a zig zag part that was off set to the right on top of the head and then parted down to each ear
Step 2 – Make a fishbone braid
If you have a hard time starting fishbone braids without an “anchor” of a ponytail, you could certainly make a ponytail first and then start braiding.
Step 3 – Braid to the ends
Braid as far down as you can & secure temporarily with a clip or rubber band.
Step 4 – Repeat on the left side
Step 5 – Join the braids
With a rubber band, secure the 2 braids together in the middle on the back of the head.
Step 6 (optional) – Cover the rubber band
Instead of a bow or flower, we wrapped the rubber band with hair. I’ll eventually post a video showing how we do that!
Step 7 (optional) – Curl the hair
I slightly turned the ends of her hair under with my flat iron – but you could definitely add more curl if you want.
This style is perfect for school, or church, or really any normal day. We don’t do fishbone braids too much, and I don’t know why because I really love the look of them! They sure are everywhere these days!