Who doesn’t love a good braided hairstyle?  I know braids can sometimes look difficult, but I’m here to tell you otherwise!  I’ve created a fun half-up, half-down braided hairstyle for any occasion. Whether it be date night, afternoon lunch with the girls, or maybe you’re having a bad hair day and need an up-do to mask it.  Just follow the steps below to get an effortless crown of braids.

Step 1: Section a portion of your hair near the front of your head to make a fishtail braid.

Step 2: Separate this large portion in half, so you now have 2 pieces.

Step 3: Start your fishtail braid by taking a little piece from one side of the portion of hair, and bringing that little piece to the opposite side.

Step 4: Now take a small piece of hair from the side of hair you just added to and bring that piece to the opposite side (so you are just repeating step 3, but with the other side).

Step 5: Continue repeating steps 3 & 4 to reveal your fishtail braid!  Once you finish the fishtail, use a hair tie to hold it together.

Step 6: To give your fishtail braid more interest, pull apart the braid (just a little bit) like below.

Step 7: Ta-da! Your fishtail is done.

Step 8: Next to your fishtail braid, grab a smaller section of hair and just do a regular braid.  When you finish the regular braid, pull it apart like you did for the fishtail.

Step 9: Pull the top portion of your hair back into a pomp (not including the braids).

Step 10: Pull your fishtail braid over top of the bobby pins used to secure your pomp.

Step 11: Tuck the end of the fishtail braid under the pomp on the other side of your head and secure it with bobby pin.

Step 12: Do that same thing with your regular braid, but place this braid a little bit below the fishtail.

Now you’re all ready to go!

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