Wedding Hair :) Part 1!

Fishtail Hair Band 1When you are in a wedding, whether it is a family or friends wedding, you are required to attend all of the functions that go along with this! I have attended and been involved in many weddings, and have learned many pro and cons to wedding hairstyles for required wedding events. This of course entailed the rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and the bridal brunch. So I had to figure out different hairstyles for each of these events so that I would have different looks for each event. Over this past weekend I was in my cousins wedding and had to figure out many simple yet sophisticated hairstyles for the rehearsal dinner, reception and bridal brunch. So, I decided on some simple hairstyles that I was able to pull together without an extra set of hands!

First, for the rehearsal dinner I decided on a fishtail headband, mainly because I would be able to help out with things during and not have to worry about dealing with my hair. The following steps for this are as follows:

1.)   Take a section above and behind the head on one side of your head, as this is what will be your fishtail braid.

2.)   Make sure you have enough hair to lay over it so that you don’t see any holes when you finish braiding it.

3.)   Take the section of hair and make two sections; this is the main difference between a fishtail braid and a normal braid.

4.)   Take a small piece of the outside of one section and cross it over to the other side. And then just repeat until you’ve moved all the way down.

5.)   The smaller the strands you’re taking the more scales you are going to have and the better the braid will look.

6.)   When you have this section braided all the way down take a small hair tie and tightly secure the end.

7.)   Repeat this on the opposite side of your head, in the section that runs in a straight line from the other side.Fishtail Braid 2

8.)   After you have secured both braids you are just going to pull apart the braid and make it really wide and flat. Once you are finishing pulling apart your braid and making them full and wide you are going to cross them over your head and secure them with a pin.

9.) I finished this hairstyle off by simply adding some curls to the end of my hair, and had a wonderful time!

This turned out to be a simple and easy hairstyle that worked perfectly for the rehearsal dinner.