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Finoriel
February 2nd, 2011, 01:22 AM
... also known as fishtail braids or fishbone braids.


:flower: Have fun!



(Sorry for being late with February :o)

ETA: Please take the time to read the stickied TOS (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=46462) for participating in the style of the month-threads if you've not already read them, thank you. :flower:

Ishje
February 2nd, 2011, 01:36 AM
I have no patience for this hairdo at all XD but I can't wait to see what everybody else does with them!

Nymph
February 2nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
That's the one braid that I find near impossible to make - kind of a challenge but I will try again!

Octave
February 2nd, 2011, 03:04 AM
That's the one braid that I find near impossible to make - kind of a challenge but I will try again!

Hehe how weird is that, I actually find it to be super easy to do. I succeeded on my first try. Just takes some time to do it that's all.
Once I make one(or 2) I promise to post a photo. Can't wait to see all the pretty herringbone braids. :D

vloucak
February 2nd, 2011, 03:45 AM
Hi, I am not very good at making fishtail braid I tried it many times, but this is best I could do. I need make it from ponytail, it is only way I can do it ....
urgh :confused: this is my fishtail ...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7014&pictureid=94997

Gabriel
February 2nd, 2011, 04:49 AM
Oh lucky for me I did this last month as part of an elf style for the elf style thread and have the picture to prove it! :P

It's the center braid, cause it might be hard to see since my hair is so dark.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6534&pictureid=92724

david
February 2nd, 2011, 12:54 PM
As luck would have it I actually done one of these the other day and posted it up on my picture album.

This is my favourite style at the minute, simply because the resulting braid looks really intricate. It took me ages to get this technique down properly, but it still takes ages to do due to the small sections needed to make the braid. Allot of people seem to be wearing them to the side but I thought I would be different and wear one at the back.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1274&pictureid=94969

abbatabba1137
February 2nd, 2011, 12:56 PM
I've been doing this braid for years(it's my favorite) but still cant seem to make one behind my head.... well any-whoooooo:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5507&pictureid=95021

aggie_deirde
February 2nd, 2011, 01:12 PM
Here's my entry :)

abbatabba1137Love the blue on your hair.I have too :)


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7195&pictureid=95024

Hope you can see it now !

redneckprincess
February 2nd, 2011, 01:33 PM
so funny I just did my first one (in probably 15 years) on the 31st...

anyways pics...http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab243/happyhippy31/IMG00039.jpg

StarryNight
February 2nd, 2011, 02:21 PM
abbatabba1137 - That color in your hair looks so pretty!

I have tried and tried this one, and I get the mechanics of it, but can never make a decent looking braid. :/ I guess I have another month to practice it!

dinnee
February 3rd, 2011, 03:21 AM
Is it possible to combine this with like a Dutch braid? So that the fishbraid starts up on top of your head? *ponders* I might give that a shot tomorrow.

milagro
February 3rd, 2011, 04:12 AM
Now this is the style I was never ever able to do. I get gazillion tangles just a couple inches into braiding.

abbatabba1137, redneckprincess, david, yours look perfect :flower:

vloucak, this is a cool idea with ponytail, looks nice and I guess it makes braiding a bit easier?

Gabriel, elven style indeed :flower:

jasper
February 3rd, 2011, 04:55 AM
I have one!
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a296/jaspersu/IMG_1327.jpg?t=1296733876

redneckprincess
February 3rd, 2011, 04:56 AM
Now this is the style I was never ever able to do. I get gazillion tangles just a couple inches into braiding.

abbatabba1137, redneckprincess, david, yours look perfect :flower:

vloucak, this is a cool idea with ponytail, looks nice and I guess it makes braiding a bit easier?

Gabriel, elven style indeed :flower:

awww, thank you..i just wish i could do one down the middle of my back insted of only at the side

ooo
February 3rd, 2011, 05:25 AM
I always wanted to try this. Perfect choice for February :D

summerjade
February 3rd, 2011, 07:41 AM
I love that fishtail braid. Hard to do on myself. Yours look very good. I did it a few times before I learned how to do it well, then stopped a while , now I forgot how to do it . Must relearn!!!! Beautiful on all of you.

Vercelli
February 3rd, 2011, 08:44 AM
Your braids are so pretty! I wish I could do this style as nicely as you gals. I like the pattern of this braid a lot, but it takes me half an hour to finish it that's why I never or rarely wear a Herringbone.

Ramona_Fosca
February 3rd, 2011, 11:37 AM
I do this rarely because taking it out is rather time-consuming... but when I do I always think I should wear this style more often.

Anyway, here's pics:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4160&pictureid=95144

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4160&pictureid=89841

Madora
February 3rd, 2011, 12:06 PM
Here's my attempt:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/23Fishtail.jpg

abbatabba1137
February 3rd, 2011, 01:30 PM
Here's my attempt:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/23Fishtail.jpg

OOOO! I really like this idea! Very clever!

Fethenwen
February 3rd, 2011, 01:41 PM
Sounds like fun! I'll see if get one done tomorrow.


I do this rarely because taking it out is rather time-consuming... but when I do I always think I should wear this style more often.

Anyway, here's pics:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4160&pictureid=95144

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4160&pictureid=89841
This is just so pretty :flower:

summerjade
February 3rd, 2011, 01:42 PM
I watched Torrin Paige on her tutitorial (thank you Madora!) do this and I think I have it with a lot of practice. I have always loved this braid. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I definitelly will wear this style.

RedheadMistress
February 3rd, 2011, 03:32 PM
- I love this braid !

I just don't know how to make it loose . . loose is much prettier than the tight version I made . .

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5406319833_fda0f902df.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5406920630_d56e8beeb0.jpg

MaggieJoh
February 3rd, 2011, 11:44 PM
Totally wish I remembered to copy and paste the link I just watched on Youtube. It was a teenager who had this beautiful flower necklace on. Anyways I couldn't believe how simple this braid is...or at least how simple it looks to do LOL I can't wait to go and try this one out and post pictures. Doubt I'll be able to do it on the back of my head but on the side should look nice.

ingvild
February 4th, 2011, 04:58 AM
I present to you ... my first, and messy, herringbone braid :p

This can get quite nice with some practice :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5415164723_dcc24d230a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingvingvild/5415164723/)

Aaand from the side - I was doing this from a really high ponytail, because my hair was in one. I probably wouldn't have, otherwise.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5415776098_85e8d78f13.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingvingvild/5415776098/)

dfotw
February 4th, 2011, 08:36 AM
I love this braid... because it really helps me work on the upper-body strength! :D

Anyway, here's a smaller herringbone braid I did for a Elvish-style hair-do, and a thick herringbone braid that holds all of my hair...

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2673/elvish4.jpg http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3514/herringbonebraid.jpg

Apparently, I can't get them to stop trying to twist in on themselves in the middle... any tricks for that? :)

RavennaNight
February 4th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Here's my attempt:

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn68/katinka1978/hair%20styles/008.jpg

I really like this style, however I need to use more coconut oil, as I get many fuzzy hairs sticking out.

Neoma
February 4th, 2011, 06:36 PM
My hat's off to anyone who makes this braid on a regular basis. I made one last night and gave up halfway down the length of my hair. My arms were so tired! This is one tedious, time-consuming braid.

Having said that, it really is pretty. :flower:

Nastasia
February 4th, 2011, 11:57 PM
I did one today, though I failed to take a photo of it. This was the first time I actually had the patience to go all the way to the ends of my hair. I swear, that took me nearly half an hour to do. Wow. I need to work on making it not go crooked when I flip it over my shoulder to continue braiding, but other than that it worked pretty well. Perhaps I'll try it again this month and post evidence. :)

MaggieJoh
February 5th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Cabbage patch kid to the rescue! I didn't get a picture and today was really hectic so I haven't had a chance to try it in my hair but I was so excited about this braid I got my newest CPK out who has nice long wig like hair and went to town. Geez time consuming! You ladies aren't kidding, took about 10-15mins just to do my CPK and my hair is probably 5 times longer if not more. Oy! Well when I get it done I'll get a picture.

knux
February 5th, 2011, 04:30 AM
Well this was a chore, and for some reason its a huge mess at the beginning... hmmm:confused:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7218&pictureid=95314

Neoma
February 5th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Well this was a chore, and for some reason its a huge mess at the beginning... hmmm:confused:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7218&pictureid=95314knux, the length looks really good! Very neat! :flower:

Lilacs
February 5th, 2011, 06:17 PM
A wonky braid and a fuzzy picture, but here is my first ever self-braided on self fishtail braid :D
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/FishtailBraid.jpg

KarpatiiSiv
February 6th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Here's my contribution. I can only manage to do this braid over my shoulder otherwise it kills my arms. :(


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3494&pictureid=89297

2peasinapod
February 6th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I am very impressed with how neat and how long everyone's braids are. Here is mine. My hair still isn't long enough for a single braid, and my layers were quite a challenge to blend, but I think it turned out pretty good anyway.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4320&pictureid=95499

Herringbone braids are my favorite. I'll be watching this thread! :)

Emerald88
February 6th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Here's my Herringbone braid and wrapped into a bun also.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/Hair520.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/BunLoversPhotos1472.jpg http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j247/meowgoddess/BunLoversPhotos149.jpg

Octave
February 7th, 2011, 07:44 AM
Oh love all of the braids posted here, and they all look unique! :D ..oh and yes I'm very envy of those who have really long hair, that braid looks awesome on you guys.

The first herringbone braid I did was 2 on the side of my head, they turned out pretty neat(apart from that I hate the look of two braids)...sadly didn't take a photo then.
So I thought I'd give that 1 braid at the back of my head a try, easier said that done haha.
Gosh my arms hurt like mad when I was doing the top part, so I'll probably still need some practice and workout to get it to look better.
But anyway, here's the semi-messy braid I just did. Going to keep practising so I can get it to look really neat and tidy.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/Lunusa/herringbonebraid.jpg

LittleRainbow
February 7th, 2011, 12:13 PM
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/Pooo/My%20Hair/th_Fishtailbraid.jpg (http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/Pooo/My%20Hair/Fishtailbraid.jpg)

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/Pooo/My%20Hair/th_Fishtailbraid2.jpg (http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/Pooo/My%20Hair/Fishtailbraid2.jpg)

Trying to be artistic :)

morecowbell
February 7th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Yay for herringbone braids! :cheese: I didn't have enough length for the last few SOM (Styles of the month) so this is awesome. :)

This is my first ever attempt at it, my arms got tired before I was able to braid all the way down, but not TOO shabby for a first attempt. ;) I'm looking forward to perfecting this style. :)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z191/shroomynadia/herringbonebraid.jpg

ETA: Lol, I couldn't stand how sloppy my first attempt was, so I tried a second, and third time! :) Decided to divide into pigtails first, because my layers make it difficult to braid effectively (even regular ole three stranders).
Here's the better of the two:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z191/shroomynadia/herringbonebraid2.jpg

Btw, anyone know what kind of waves this braid gives? I'm going to leave these in for the night, and find out! :D

Prettyeyes23
February 7th, 2011, 07:04 PM
I am new to the "Hairstyle of the Month" club and I am so happy I found it! Hopefully I can contribute on a monthly basis. It's a great idea whoever came up with it! Anyways, here is a link to my album which has a pic of my Herringbone braided pigtails! A friend did it for me when we were on vacation in Cuba last week. Enjoy, and thanks for looking.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6092&pictureid=95606

MaggieJoh
February 7th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Just wanted to see if any of you saw "Harry's law" Monday night? If you did you might have noticed our style was featured on the receptionist!! I was super excited. Am I a hair nerd now?

curlytm
February 8th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Okay. I'm posting this monstrosity in the hope of getting some help. I've fully accepted the fact that unless I braid my hair when it's wet or oiled, the curly texture will NOT allow for neat and tidy braids. I'm okay with this.

But the herringbone braid CONSTANTLY escapes me. It might be that because my hair is short, the two major sections are hard to keep hold of. But my herringbones always end up looking like mutilated topsy tails. The length of my hair actually resembles a nice, neat herringbone sometimes (obviously, not in this example. I gave up on this one.), but how to do you prevent the ballooning topsy-like sections at the top of the braid?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5874&pictureid=95659

Madora
February 8th, 2011, 12:24 PM
@ Curlytm...

You might try placing your hair in a hair friendly barrette first, then beginning your fishtail braid.

It gives you a bit of control and all you have to do is concentrate on separating the tiny portions of hair as you work down the braid.

2peasinapod
February 8th, 2011, 12:24 PM
My hair always looks disastrous at the top unless I use an elastic.

curlytm
February 8th, 2011, 05:56 PM
@ Curlytm...

You might try placing your hair in a hair friendly barrette first, then beginning your fishtail braid.

It gives you a bit of control and all you have to do is concentrate on separating the tiny portions of hair as you work down the braid.

Haha, now to find a barrette that fits all of my hair. :)


My hair always looks disastrous at the top unless I use an elastic.

Yeah, that's the only solution I can think of for now. But if I do that, my braid-able hair is dreadfully short.

smileycat
February 9th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Haha, now to find a barrette that fits all of my hair. :)



Yeah, that's the only solution I can think of for now. But if I do that, my braid-able hair is dreadfully short.

How about putting only a section of hair into the barrette in a half up and then doing the herringbone French-style? Hmm, now I hope my pretty new barrette comes in today's mail! I can do a French herringbone, but I have trouble with the top loosening up, too. Still, it is tighter than if I just do a straight herringbone. I have been practicing this style for months!

eshta
February 9th, 2011, 12:24 PM
I used too large crossing sections at first which made the braid look very different, but with small sections it looks better.

Tried to make a normal braid in the back but that was messy and oh my arms (ouch). This side braid was much more comfortable to practice.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7247&pictureid=95762

Nobody
February 10th, 2011, 02:57 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=95854
My first herringbone (they were pigtail; only 1 is visible in this photo).

teela1978
February 10th, 2011, 03:11 PM
I love how poofy fishtail braids are at the top. They're tough to do on long hair, this one is twisting from where I had to pull it over my shoulder... that usually happens so they just get worn over my shoulder.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e117/lchamber78/20110210_fishtailbraid.jpg

twolunarspring
February 10th, 2011, 03:33 PM
I think it looks great where it twists - I think herringbone braids have the most organic appearance of all the braid types, and twists and loose tendrils add to that affect :)

Nobody
February 10th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Btw, anyone know what kind of waves this braid gives? I'm going to leave these in for the night, and find out! :D

It left me with perm-like waves. Lots of tiny waves. They stayed in for a lot longer than the waves I've seen from other styles but they start looking more ratty/knotted than other styles on my normally flat hair after a few hours. Although, it may have also been really windy.

morecowbell
February 11th, 2011, 08:23 AM
It left me with perm-like waves. Lots of tiny waves. They stayed in for a lot longer than the waves I've seen from other styles but they start looking more ratty/knotted than other styles on my normally flat hair after a few hours. Although, it may have also been really windy.

Interesting that we had such different experiences... mine left me with almost no discernible wave. :shrug: I'm actually happy about that, though, because I've been looking for a way to secure my hair that doesn't give waves. :)

renarok
February 11th, 2011, 08:34 AM
I do a side herringbone all the time, but until I saw some of the pics in prior posts I hadn't attempted one down the back. I did a 'french' herringbone, starting at the top of my head. It wasn't hard, but it takes longer because there are so many more partings.

I love this hairstyle of the month thread. It inspires me to try new styles that I wouldn't normally. I love looking at the pictures of other peoples styles.

Good job mods!!!

baaaad_kitty
February 11th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Here's mine! (first ever addition to a hairstyle of the month) :)

It's not as messy as I expected it to look. This one I did as a french herringbone. I also used this style today at school. Classmates loved it!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7262&pictureid=95914

Henrietta
February 12th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Well, at least ONCE I am in time:D
http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac16/GwiazdkaNadia/Hair%20and%20hairtoys/Uporzadkowany/Fishtailbraid100211.jpg

born_confused90
February 14th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Is it possible to combine this with like a Dutch braid? So that the fishbraid starts up on top of your head? *ponders* I might give that a shot tomorrow.

Yes, it is! :cheese: Although I don't do it often on myself because it takes ages. My herrinbone plaits (no pictures uploaded) are usually of the more messy variety because i take bigger pieces rather than fine pieces, but if you take big pieces as you do it in the french/dutch style, it looks more like a standard french plait rather than a french/dutch fish plait. :(
I know there is atleast youtube video for it but I don't remember who it was by and also I didn't find her instructions very helpful

What I do:
Take a thin section in the centre of your head and start off as you would a normal fish plait (just higher up on your head ofcourse). Remember to keep the pieces thin.
Then slide your finger into your hair from the side of your head and take this piece along with a fraction of the hair that's already in a fish plait and switch to the other side. Then continue on the other side and down the head.

... That sounds confusing, but try it, I'm sure you'll figure it out!

PineappleJello
February 14th, 2011, 08:36 PM
I've done this braid a few times this month but I can't seem to braid it how I want. It's always way to tight and stiff looking for the look I want from it.

charalito
February 14th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I've wanted to do this style for so long but found it difficult. Thanks to this inspiring thread I watched Torrin Page's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht8w19Oulio) tutorial and voilà! A lovely herringbone braid on the first try :happydance:

I love love love when I learn something because of thread!

Nobody
February 15th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Today I did: a cinnabun half-updo with the top of the bottom in a french braid and the length in a herringbone braid. This is only my second herringbone braid and it's my first official cinnabun. The herringbone braid, surprisingly, lasted all day despite exercise with only minor frizz. The bun fell down after driving to work then walking a couple of miles.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=96212
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=96214
^snail head =)

And lastly, the herringbone braid up close:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=96215

bunzfan
February 16th, 2011, 03:45 AM
Well i haven't done this braid for months as in my opinion my hair looked to short but i had a go yesterday and really liked it.

Here is my French herringbone braid.

All images Clickable

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/th_010.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/?action=view&current=010.jpg)

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/th_009.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/?action=view&current=009.jpg)

LisaMonster
February 16th, 2011, 09:24 PM
Ahhhh I did it!

Still unable to do any sort of braiding behind my back...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/MonaLisaMonster/Photoon2011-02-16at22163.jpg?t=1297916527

girlthursday
February 17th, 2011, 11:17 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_J7qzzSpeW8o/TVbApaqjhOI/AAAAAAAAQ_M/98WSJjJN8Aw/s512/IMG_0917.JPG

This was my first ever Herringbone braid.

Yambucket
February 17th, 2011, 04:21 PM
OH! I love this one!! I don't have any recent pictures but here is an older one..
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1332/fishtail.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/fishtail.jpg/)

frost pattern
February 18th, 2011, 07:22 AM
The 'Hairstyle of the month' makes me trying hairdos I previously never did or thought about. I never braided my hair before, but it works and will look better with a few weeks of practice I hope. The biggest trouble is fixing the elastic, I always loose 1 or 2 inch of the braiding.

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/5295/dscn9811q.jpg

eresh
February 21st, 2011, 10:15 AM
I reallylike herringbonebraids :-D
I wear them more often but I only have an old picture.


http://www.longhaircommunity.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=38&pictureid=6110

terpentyna
February 21st, 2011, 10:58 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/BourdieFreak79/herringbone.jpg

though this is both english and herringbone...

Jenn of Pence
February 21st, 2011, 07:18 PM
Here's a picture of my first one! I think I sort of played with one a few months ago, but this is the first real one that I wore.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7324&pictureid=96665

RitaPG
February 22nd, 2011, 07:00 AM
I've tried doing this a million times :thud:
Only a couple days ago I figured out how to do it without my hair slipping through my fingers: I can only do it when it's wet or damp. My hair is just too straight and slippery to braid when it's dry.
An LHC member inspired me to try this, actually :)
I like the half-up better <3

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=96619 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=96619) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=96683 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=96683)

Mannaz
February 22nd, 2011, 12:11 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/BourdieFreak79/herringbone.jpg

though this is both english and herringbone...

That looks so cool!

So is that simply three herringbone braids braided together? Any particular trick in sectioning them?

tigr
February 22nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/BourdieFreak79/herringbone.jpg


The bumps on your english braid look like heads of wheat - the size and shape of them and the way the little hairs stick out . Lovely :)

terpentyna
February 22nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
That looks so cool!

So is that simply three herringbone braids braided together? Any particular trick in sectioning them?

yeah, no tricks to it... i just divided my hair into three and tied of two sections and "herringboned" the free one, then tied of the last section so that I could herringbone the second.

I did this on my BF's younger sister and thought it looked cool, like a calm psychadellic kind of deal.


I love the braided herringbonebraids! Ver pretty!

thank you.:) I'm sure the longer the nicer, and I'm sure we could do without the stringy fuzz -_-


The bumps on your english braid look like heads of wheat - the size and shape of them and the way the little hairs stick out . Lovely :)

actually, these braids are called "heads of wheat/rye" in my language :D

LovelyL
February 23rd, 2011, 07:09 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6920&pictureid=96756

hooray for hairstyle of the month to get me to try this...
but at the same time my arms hurt! I think I'll stick with the plain old english braid, unless I'm playing with someone else's hair.

eresh
February 23rd, 2011, 07:20 AM
I'm inspired to braid 3 heringbones together too :-)
I'll try it tomorrowmorning :-)
Thanks for the inspiration!

Spinny
February 23rd, 2011, 08:22 AM
Sorry the picture isn't so great, but what a great idea, I haven't done my hair like this in a long time!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5471355760_9bc2bee70b.jpg

Mannaz
February 23rd, 2011, 09:36 AM
terpentyna, I'll have to try this although I'm pretty sure my Bsl hair is too short for it...

Mannaz
February 23rd, 2011, 03:58 PM
yay, I did it! Looks like this:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7330&pictureid=96785

Turns out my hair isn't too short for this after all, what a surprise!
The sections were somewhat uneven, but I like messy and "freestyle" looking braids anyway ;)
I wear a lot of sidebraids, and I think this is the most comfortable yet, maybe because the hair is sectioned so it doesn't pull on my scalp :confused:

Thanks again for sharing this terpentyna, this is my new favourite :)

brickworld13
February 23rd, 2011, 04:31 PM
I always get frustrated and give up when trying to make this braid with my own hair. I'm great putting it in someone else's hair though. My niece always wants me to play in her hair, and this is one of her favorite styles.

GeoJ
February 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
I've done better looking herring bone braids in the past, but here's the one I tried today:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6480&pictureid=96793
I pinned it up immediately because this type of braid always gets fuzzy very fast on me.

Alvrodul
February 24th, 2011, 07:08 AM
A very crooked herringbone braid from me! I have tried this braid only a couple of times before, so maybe not so strange that it isn't very neat.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7013&pictureid=96828


The braid looked much better once I coiled it up into a bun.:D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7013&pictureid=96829

terpentyna
February 24th, 2011, 08:05 AM
yay, I did it! Looks like this:

Turns out my hair isn't too short for this after all, what a surprise!
The sections were somewhat uneven, but I like messy and "freestyle" looking braids anyway ;)
I wear a lot of sidebraids, and I think this is the most comfortable yet, maybe because the hair is sectioned so it doesn't pull on my scalp :confused:

Thanks again for sharing this terpentyna, this is my new favourite :)


I'm inspired to braid 3 heringbones together too :-)
I'll try it tomorrowmorning :-)
Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm very very glad I could share :D. Mannaz, I regret not being able to see your pic, I think I need more posts?

anyway, here's one I found from like a year and a half ago:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/BourdieFreak79/DSC00160-1.jpg

All the pictures I CAN see are gorgeous though, I admire you all with the arms to braid a fishbone all in the back...

akka naeda
February 24th, 2011, 08:37 AM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h58/akkanaeda/herringbone24022011.jpg

First time in 4 years I've tried to do this, I think I may do it more often!:)

akka naeda
February 24th, 2011, 10:24 AM
All the pictures I CAN see are gorgeous though, I admire you all with the arms to braid a fishbone all in the back...

I bring the hair forwards over my shoulder, same as with a normal plait, once my hands have got to about shoulder level so it's not actually difficult to do, you just have to remember what you're doing with your hands

squintinschool
February 24th, 2011, 06:50 PM
So, I've attempted this style many a time this month, and this is the only version that stayed put long enough to photograph (the other attempts were with all my hair, and I just don't have the length for it to stay together yet):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6883&pictureid=96857
Please ignore the frizz, this is after 12+ hours of wear.

eresh
February 27th, 2011, 09:05 AM
Did it today after washing my hair, herringbones go easier with wet hair.
(and now my shoulder hurts, lol).
But it looks cool :-)


The 3 herringbones braided together, unfortunately one was thicker than the other two.
I braided the ends of all three into a herringbone aswell (as preparation to bun it)
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4717/3herringbonesbraided1.jpg


Bunned with amish pins (only 3!!) and with a Ficcare M without extra pins needed.
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2995/3herringbonesbunned1.jpg



I like the look, but it takes too much time to create this on a regular day.
So I'll save this for special occasions and put in some extra sparklies (the one with the amish pins looks best I think)

Lostsoule77
February 27th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Eresh that bun is amazing and I think the prettiest bun I've ever seen! While having one thicker braid looked off in the english braid, it made the bun nicer that it would've if they were all the same size (I think.) :)

So here's my contribution. It's a bit wonky, but it's my first completed herringbone (my 3rd attempt ever.)

The whole thing
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_2425.jpg

and a close up.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_2424.jpg

Please ignore the greasy look, it's oiled for washing (my first try at this. :cheese:)

Yosha
February 28th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Lostsoule, it doesn't look wonky at all, I find it very even:)
I can't stop looking at Eresh' braid and bun, it looks amazing and must have been a crazy amount of work (my hair is much shorter than that and I gave up on my first try:rolleyes:)

eresh
February 28th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Lostsoule77, I think you're right about the thicker one making it more interesting when it's bunned :-)
Yours looks so neat! Very even!

Thanks all :-)

I slept with it because I refused to take it out after all that work and shouldercramps ;-)
It's still in and looking alright, though a bit messy with hairs sticking out but oh.

BritishBraider
February 28th, 2011, 06:26 AM
Heres mine, worn for ballet rehearsal and it stayed up! This is quite a rarity...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4779&pictureid=97114

I would have preferred to do it tighter, but it was early and it was just getting it out the way.....

terpentyna
February 28th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Eresh - I nearly passed out. You should post a warning next time. :cool:

Here's one I did on my friend today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/BourdieFreak79/DSC06429-1.jpg

MaiCarInMtl
March 3rd, 2011, 08:30 AM
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4717/3herringbonesbraided.jpg


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2995/3herringbonesbunned.jpg

WOW! Just WOW!!!! I'm in such awe of this that I think I may be in love!!
How long did it take you from start to finish?
Now if only my hair would speed it up a bit and grow!

eresh
March 3rd, 2011, 09:41 AM
Hmm I forgot to look at the time, but it took quite a while.
Perhaps 45 minutes to an hour altogether?

Viechen
March 3rd, 2011, 10:09 AM
I have sen this style on here many times and never tried it because it looked so difficult... I just looked up a tutorial and did my very first fishtail braid :) It is a bit messy but shows quite some potential considering its my first... Ill post pictures in my album as soon as I can find the camera cable :p

Lostsoule77
March 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Thank you guys! Now if I could only do it on the back of my head. LOL. Eresh I can't believe that would only take around 45 minutes! A style that is that gorgeous! I'm gonna try that one day, after I can get the hang of doing a proper one from the back that is. :) You are def. an inspiration with that! Even my brother thought it was cool (he was over and I was on here and had to show him just 'cause I think it is so awesome.)

MaiCarInMtl
March 7th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Ok, so I finally tried out this braid the other day at my desk (on my lunch hour! not company time) - here's what I got.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/5506921221_debee197de.jpg

RitaPG
March 10th, 2011, 02:06 PM
I know it's not Febuary anymore but I completely forgot to post the braid I made on the 28th.

I hope it's okay :o

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=97932 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=97932) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=97933 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6249&pictureid=97933)

eresh
March 10th, 2011, 02:27 PM
Cute accentbraids! :)

RitaPG
March 10th, 2011, 02:54 PM
That is such a beautiful braid :) I love the shine of your hair as well!

Thank you :flower:


Cute accentbraids! :)

Thank you :)
I think it was my first time doing accent braids actually.

Scarlet_Heart
March 15th, 2011, 06:36 PM
I put two herringbone braids in my hair every night so that I wake up to bodacious curls :P Sorry for the big pics :(

This is what the braids looked like when I wake up. I have layers so there's a bunch poking out, but that's ok. As you can see, I don't pull the ends all the way through the elastic so that the ends are curled as well. I hate that inch or two of straight ends you get if you pull them all the way through.
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/eelaynuh/herringbonecurls.jpg

Front, side-part:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/eelaynuh/Snapshot_20110313_1.jpg

Back:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/eelaynuh/Snapshot_20110313_3.jpg

Anyway, I like how they look like natural curls and not spiral curling iron curls. Oo la la! :P

TrudieCat
March 15th, 2011, 07:11 PM
^ What a great idea!! I love your herringbone waves!

brista
March 15th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Here's mine!

http://www.forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3950&pictureid=98336

http://www.forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3950&pictureid=98337

I found out that it wouldn't really stay in my hair unless my hair was wet. I like the way it looks, but I'm not sure if I can get it to look nice as a center braid. I also tried it for pigtails and it looked pretty cute!

RedStripe
March 21st, 2011, 10:09 AM
I just don't think my hair would take to this at all -- but these all look really cool!

missoj
April 2nd, 2011, 07:54 AM
I love fishtails but only learnt how to do one last night, but I'm excited to make it more often.

Elfblaide
April 11th, 2011, 08:20 AM
How crazy - I just taught myself to do this braid the other day, thanks to some vids from Youtube! It's a fantastically easy plait once you get past the fiddly beginning stage and as I did it when my hair was wet it gave the most awesome waves/crimps when loosened out the next morning... I'll defo be doing this braid to go with my Elvish costuming at events this summer...

Mrspuddinhead
May 18th, 2011, 02:35 PM
I know I'm late on this but it's better to be late then never at all so here is mine....

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ijkl6g.jpg

Sookie
May 18th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Aw i am in love with this braids! I have been wearing them the last 3-4 months...!!!

Skjønnhår
May 19th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Oldie:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Young_Carrot/DSC00045-1.jpg

Little sister:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Young_Carrot/DSC01412.jpg

I love the fishbone braid. I think its very pretty. Its a easy braid, but it looks difficult.

pixiestar
June 1st, 2011, 03:05 PM
I tried a fishbraid on dd's hair:D
http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l514/pixiestar13/Hair%20toys/IMG_3359-1.jpg

jlo8937
November 1st, 2011, 04:09 PM
I wish I could do this to my hair but I have a really hard time doing my own hair. I do my daughters hair all the time, but when it comes to doing my own I have the hardest time. I have a hard time even doing a french braid on my own hair.