Half-Up Fishtail Braid Bun Tutorial

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By Jess
20 Sep 2016


See above outfit post here

We’re backkkkkkkk! So excited to share this new half-up fishtail braid tutorial with Jennie Kay. This is definitely one I will be recreating myself. Such a gorgeous hairstyle that is stylish and easy to replicate. Scroll down for step by step instructions. And if there are any hairstyles or tutorials you want to see let us know in the comments or get in touch with us on Instagram @jessannkirby and @jenniekaybeauty.


1. Prep hair by lightly waving with a 1 1/2 inch barrel. Jennie and I both use the t3 whirl trio. For a wave tutorial see here.


2. Starting at the back of your head near the crown tease 1-2 sections of the hair. Note: this is not required but will give you some volume.


3. Leaving about a 1 inch section of hair in the front grab a 2 inch section of hair for the fishtail braid.


4. Create a fishtail braid with the 2 inch section of hair leaving about 1 inch at the bottom and secure with a clear elastic. Gently pull on the braid from top to bottom to loosen slightly.


5. Repeat the previous step on the other side.


6. On one side, create a second braid with a 1-2 inch section of hair directly behind the first braid. We did a regular braid here but you can also do a second fishtail braid.


7. Pull the braids back and secure in place with a clear elastic.


8. Pull the hair through the elastic as if you are going to make a ponytail but stop about halfway (so you are creating a bun).


9. Grab a small section of hair from underneath the bun, wrap around the elastic and secure in place with a bobby pin.


10. Use a shine spray to help reduce frizziness and secure in place.


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  1. Natali wrote:

    Wow! Such a beautiful hairdo!! Great photo tutorial!


    9.20.16 | Reply
  2. Kiersten wrote:

    Absolutely love this! I think I’ll have to wait until my hair grows out a little more to do this, so I’ll bookmark it right away!


    9.20.16 | Reply
  3. stylemelauren wrote:

    It’s so gorgeous!! Love this hair style!! Xo


    9.20.16 | Reply
  4. Ravi Roshan Jaiswal wrote:

    Hi Jessica,

    It looks more lovely and I’m going to suggest doing this to my girl friends. The tutorial, makes it more effective and I would like to praise you for suggesting an awesome hair style for women. I’m sure, it is going to the perfect choice for women in party and other function. The step by step guide with photos, makes it more easy and anyone can do this by just following your given steps.

    The name of this hair style ‘ fishtail braid bun’ is awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing it with. Seems like you love doing that, means helping other’s.

    Keep sharing.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    – Ravi.

    9.21.16 | Reply

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