How To Do A Fishtail Braid Bun

By Angela Lanter
June 1, 2015


/ Courtesy Angela Lanter.



/ Courtesy Angela Lanter.


“I randomly created the fishtail braid bun style one afternoon while playing around with my clip-in extensions.  I created a messy fishtail braid and thought, what can I do with this?  So the fishtail braid bun was born!  It’s a simple hairstyle but very chic. Quick, easy and so cute!  The perfect hairstyle for your upcoming summer events,” says the beauty blogger and  founder of Hello Gorgeous!

1 Start off by using one of your smaller wefts of hair (clip-in extension) and fishtail braid it.  Be sure to pull the braid to give it a very “messy” appearance.  Secure the braid with a clear elastic band.

2 Put your hair up into a bun.  I prefer a messier bun, but a classic ballerina bun works just as well. Secure your bun in place using hairpins or bobby pins.

3 Taking your braided clip-in, clip the extension in the back of the bun being careful to hide the base of the extension as much as possible.  Wrap the braid around the base of the bun and cover the clips.  Secure in place with bobby pins.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.