View Full Version : My first fishtail

September 2nd, 2011, 07:57 PM
It's a touch sloppy. And a bit frizzy (end of day hair :p), but I didn't think I'd ever be able to do one! Huzzah for YouTube :cheese:

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/321190_10150780612715594_820170593_20504841_755793 4_a.jpg

September 2nd, 2011, 10:55 PM
Looks great! Fishtails or Herringbone is one of my favorite braids :)

September 2nd, 2011, 11:01 PM
It looks really nice! :)

September 2nd, 2011, 11:03 PM
sloppy fishtails are the best! i like your clip too

September 2nd, 2011, 11:07 PM
Looks good!

I just made my first fishtail earlier this week, too, after reading a thread about it here. Actually, it took me a lot of attempts and a lot of tutorials to get it, until I found the perfect tutorial that explained everything clearly enough.

Mine looked messy and very frizzy, but it's impossible for me to get a braid that isn't frizzy, especially a fishtail braid. I have a lot of short fine hairs everywhere, and some short coarse hairs too, and they always poke out of any braid I do.

No matter what braid I do, it always seems to look like a centipede! Yours looks much neater!

Here was mine:

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2994/28728610150792631015118.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/28728610150792631015118.jpg/)

September 2nd, 2011, 11:13 PM
Right on! You did an excellent job, especially for your first one. That's a good badge of success. The first time I was able to fully do a fishtail, my arms fell off, so to speak. I had to pick them up and figure out a way to get them to work again, which took time. :laugh: I hope your experience was much more arm friendly! :hifive:

September 3rd, 2011, 03:04 AM
looks awesome and your clip is beautiful as well :)

September 3rd, 2011, 04:43 AM

September 3rd, 2011, 05:46 AM
they are both gorgeous! Well done girls

September 3rd, 2011, 05:47 AM
very pretty braids! I never have patience for this one :)

September 3rd, 2011, 05:50 AM
They both look great! I love herringbone braids, they look so elvish :D
I tried a small herringbone braid on my braid tassel the other day (I was supposed to be studying Quantum Mechanics...yes, I know :o), and it came out rather messy and undefined, but it started to ressemble a herringbone braid! Just keep practising, I told myself ;)

September 3rd, 2011, 05:51 AM
Both of you did a lovely job with the fishtails! :) I think they look great when they're a little on the messy side.

I recently learned to fishtail as well, from a tutorial on youtube. (Videos are super helpful for figuring out styles!)

September 3rd, 2011, 06:17 AM
Looks great!

I recently saw a style on youtube that incorporates the herringbone technique.. It's very beautiful, and since I can't do nice braids yet, I figure I'll just share it:

It's a french fishtail braid wrapped into a side bun at the end. It reminds me so much of an intricate sea shell..

September 3rd, 2011, 12:58 PM
Oh well done - I tried and failed with this a few times, despite watching a tutorial!