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How to Do a Fishtail Updo

Learn how to do a fishtail updo with the step-by-step instructions in this hair tutorial from Howcast.

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So there's many different looks that you can do with a fishtail braid. I'm going to show you how to turn a fishtail french braid into an updo. We have our fishtail french braid here on Kelly already done. I'm going to show you how to take this look from day to night by turning it into an updo. So we'll take the fishtail french braid. This is a very, very simple look. We're just going to twist and as we're twisting, we're going to use bobby pins and just pin as we go along.

This way you're able to mold it and change the look if you want, making the fish-tail bigger or smaller, whatever suits your needs. Now with this tail, I'm just going to twist it and just add it to the look, once again pinning as I go along. To give it a fuller and a messier style, you just pull on the braid. You'll pull on both sides of the braid, and I normally like, if you have shorter pieces in the front, to pull those down to give it a more romantic, softer look. And there we have our fishtail updo.

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