Monday, November 26, 2012

monday musings [fish tails]

Monday, November 26, 2012
for some reason, i got it in my head a while ago that i couldn't braid my own hair. [ok, not entirely true, i could do the simple braid, but nothing else]. it was a bummer because a) i finally have long, braid-able hair and b) there were so many awesome ways to do it [and c) my hair sorely needed a new 'do for when it was misbehaving. the ponytail wasn't cutting it anymore]. so when i came across this waterfall braid tutorial that chrisi [met here at the philly fabb bash] put together for vanilla extract and saw how easy it was, i had to give it a shot.

and bam!

it was super simple and took about 1 minute for both sides of my head. [thanks chrisi!]

that got me thinking. what if... i could finally do... the fishtail braid? [i've been enviously looking at them on other people for months]. i thought i'd give it a shot, and, because i like shortcuts to things, i first tried this tutorial:

WAY less time consuming than fishtailing
[image via pinterest. original via ohsopretty]

it uh, it didn't work. my hair is too thin. [so for all of you with thinner hair, this isn't gonna cut it!]. but, not to be discouraged, i looked up a real fishtail tutorial [gulp!]:

and it totally worked!

i'm going to be fishtailing to my heart's desire for the next few weeks [no doubt helping all those who card me at liquor stores and movie theaters think i'm way, way, way under age].

what's an easy hair style tutorial you've found/come up with?


  1. Hey nice blog here! Visit mine and let me know what you think, maybe we could follow each other!

    1. thanks girl! love your style! i'm following on gfc :)

  2. Cute! My hair is growing v e r y s l o w l y .. I maybe able to do this in a year?


  3. yay!! great job! :] xoxo
    stay fabulous.


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