Tutorial: Upgrading Side Bun Hairstyles with Fishtail Braids

Eunice Lucero | 06 May 2016
Side Bun Hairstyles with a Fishtail Braid: Tutorial

That herringbone texture seriously makes all the difference.

What’s better than rocking one hair trend? Rocking two fabulous trends, of course! We’ve been seeing lots of side bun hairstyles making the fashion circuit lately, and we’ve got nothing but love for the chic versatility the look affords.

A little upgrade never hurt nobody though. And for this one, we’re looking to the trendy fishtail braid to give our sophisticated side buns a bit of a 2016 sprucing up. Nothing like some tight herringbone texture to infuse a normal chignon with a bit of a boho-regal feel, don’tcha think? Read on for our fun and easy tutorial on how to recreate these cool side bun hairstyles.

Side Bun Hairstyles with a Fishtail Braid: Tutorial

blonde woman creates side fishtail braid hairstyles on clean hair
1

Start with clean hair.

Updos have more traction when done on freshly-washed hair. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner that also imparts some bounce, like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Shampoo and Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Conditionerand blowdry till 90 percent dry (don’t forget some TRESemmé Thermal Creations Instant Heat Tamer Spray heat protectant!).

 

blonde woman creates side fishtail braid hairstyles with a side ponytail
2

Make a side ponytail.

Create a low side ponytail on one side of your head. Secure uhair with an elastic or hair tie.

 

 

blonde woman creating side fishtail braid
3

Split your pony in half.

Divide your ponytail into two parts as you would when beginning a regular fishtail braid.

 

blonde woman creates fishtail side braid hairstyle and begins braiding
4

Begin your fishtail braid.

Proceed to fishtail: Take one small lock from the outsidemost of Section A and cross it over and incorporate it into Section B. Then take one small lock from the outsidemost of Section B and cross it over and incorporate it into Section A.

 

blonde woman creates side fishtail braid bun hairstyles and continues braiding
5

Continue till the tips.

Proceed to fishtail braid until you reach the end of your ponytail. Secure the ends with an invisible or clear hair tie.

 

blonde woman creates side fishtail bun hairstyles and makes a bun
6

Make a bun with your pony.

Coil your fishtailed pony around its own base to create a low bun.

 

blonde woman creates side bun hairstyles and creates a chignon
7

Create a neat chignon.

Make a full circle with your fishtailed pony and secure at the overlap with some bobby pins, tucking them away from sight.

 

side fishtail braid with bun on blonde hair
8

Done!

Spritz your updo with a light dusting of Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist to keep the tendrils and frizzies in check. You’re all set!

 

 

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