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Braids combo: Dutch+Fishtail+4Strand

Hello, Beauties! Today’s Braid is fishtail + dutch braid with side 4 strand braid. As you’ll know that there are numerous options with braid combinations. I did fishtail & dutch braid on the top & 4 strand braid as side braid. You can use ribbon or chain or micro braid for braiding 4 strand braid. You can wear this hairstyle for work, meeting, birthday’s, festivals, any wedding occasions or on holidays. You’ll Need: Brush, elastic, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 15-17 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to long Length Steps of Instructions: Begin by deep side parting the hair, separate the heavier section down to the ear. Secure the rest of hair with an elastic to stay out of place. Now, create two section of equal size, about 2 inches Begin with the front section hair by grabbing the small section & divide the hair into 2 strands. Then pick a tiny strand of hair from left side section, cross it under left strand and add it to right side strand. Then pick a tiny strand of hair from right side section, cross it under the right strand and add it to left side strand. ( the First […]
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Fishtail+bubble ponytail combo

Hello! Today’s style is combination ponytail of fishtail & bubble braid put together! I hope you guys like it. This kind of ponytail in which all the hair is tied is perfect for the windy day. This ponytail is the answer to the ones who don’t want to keep their hair open! You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bobby pins, hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Start by parting the hair; take the chunk of hair from both the side & start braiding regular 3 strand braid. Tie all the hair into a high ponytail, cover the elastic by taking tiny piece of hair and wrapping it around. Now begin with regular fishtail braid, after taking 7-8 stitches secure the braid with elastic and again wrap the tiny piece of hair around elastic. Then keeping distance of 2-3 inches tie the ponytail hair, pancake the remaining segments making it look like a bubble & round in shape. Again begin with regular fishtail braid, after taking 7-8 stitches secure the braid with elastic and again wrap the tiny piece of hair around elastic. Continue doing this keeping it alternate […]
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4 Strand Waterfall

When I saw this hairstyle on Instagram I just loved it. I was so desperate to try this hairstyle. I started looking for the tutorials which can actually teach me how to do. Then I tried to do it a couple of times by it seems so confusing and my hands begin to ache. I took few try to actually achieve this braid. Actually, 4 Strand waterfall is more an advanced version for any of the braider. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle,hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10-12 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Any hair length Steps of Instructions: Begin with side parting the hair or center parting as desired, grab a section of hair beside parting and divide it into 4 equal parts. Take 1st strand next to parting and cross it over 2nd strand and under 3rd Strand and over 4th Strand, then cross the 4th Strand under 2nd Strand. (The First stitch of the braid is now complete). Drop the 1st strand aside. Now you’ll have only 3 Strands in hand (This is the key to braid this style). Now add new hair to the 1st strand next to the parting and cross it over 2nd strand and under 3rd Strand, then grab a new strand of hair (i.e 4th Strand) and cross […]
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COmbination milkmaid braid

Milkmaid braid is beautiful way to wear an up style hair. This hairstyle is where two braids are wrapped together around the head. You can decide any two different braids to transform the look. Though it looks complicated but it is the easiest hairstyle to put off. For this look I did regular 3 strand & fishtail with twisted edges put them together. I did this hairstyle on the last day at Lakme Fashion Week which was finale day. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required} Time Taken:7-8 mins Skill Level: easy Hair Length: Medium to Long hair length Steps of Instructions: Start off with side parting the hair; divide the hair into 2 sections. Don’t care if the hair from front are not incorporated into braid. Take one of the sections & start with regular 3 strand braid, braid till the end of hair & secure the hair with elastic. With another section start braiding the fishtail with twisted edges till the end of hair, secure the braid with elastic. (To see the fishtail with twisted edges click on the link: http://tanvivayla.com/portfolio/fishtail-with-twisted-edges) Now that you have 2 braids, cross them across the head one next […]
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Checkboard Fishtail With Ribbon

Hello!! This checkboard is slightly different from the previous one. The only difference is that the previous one is done with 5 strand including ribbon strand, this one is done with 4 strand including ribbon strand. The reason is this checkboard is a fishtail version & fishtail has 2 strands. It’s is looks beautiful when incorporated with ribbon. You’ll Need: Brush,ribbon, rat-tail comb, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required} Time Taken:15 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Medium to long hair. Steps of Instructions: Grab a section of hair about 2-3 inches from center of head, now tie the ribbon close to that section. (If you are using two-color ribbon, tie the ends close to that section. Here I’m using single color ribbon, take long length ribbon and tie the middle of it around). Then divide the section of hair into 2 parts and place the ribbon in a pattern such that (L to R): hair, ribbon, ribbon, hair. Now grab the tiny strand from right side strand & cross it under that strand, over the ribbon, under ribbon & add to the hair strand to left side. Then grab the tiny strand from left side strand & cross it […]
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Waterfall with curls

Waterfall braids are my favorite. It’s like when in doubt, waterfall is the answer. I did this on my client who had came all the way from Australia. She has a scanty and thin hair so wanted the hairstyle which give voluminous look. And yes waterfall solved the doubt! I have curled the waterfall pieces to finish the look. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle,hair elastics, bobby pins, curling iron, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 5-7 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Any hair length Steps of Instructions: Begin with side parting the hair or center parting as desired, grab a section of hair beside parting and divide it into 3 equal parts. Take left strand over the middle strand, then right strand over the middle strand and clip aside the left strand(which was stitched The First). Now add new hair to left strand and cross it over the middle strand, then add new hair from the right side (not added with dropped strand bcoz it’s already kept aside) and cross it over the middle Left strand is again dropped clipped aside. Repeat the steps 2-3 until you reach the center of the head and secure it with bobby pins. Do this on another side […]
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FIshtail+Rope Braid Ponytail

Hi guys! Today is a cute combination of fishtail and a rope braid into a ponytail. Actually it is a stacked braid. I have never done any stacked braid in a ponytail style so this combination was fun to play with. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bobby pins, hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Starting by tying the hair into a high ponytail. Take out a chunk of hair from top of ponytail and keep it aside. With the rest of hair start braiding regular fishtail braid, once you reach till the end of hair, secure the braid with elastic. Stretch the edges to make it look puffier. Now grab the section of hair which is kept aside & begin with rope braid. Place the rope braid on the fishtail and tie the ends with elastic. Secure the rope braid & fishtail with bobby pins. You are done..
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4 Strand + Woven Fishtail

Well! I did this style at gathering at relative’s place. That day I was little confused as to what kind of style to do as I wanted something fancy! So I thought why not to try by combining two kinds of braids.!! Actually it’s the combination of 4-Strand braid on top and woven fishtail as a side braid. This hairstyle is perfect for marriages, sangeet , baby shower, parties. It can be dressed up with salwar suits, lehengas, kurtis. I wore this hairstyle with kimono cardigan jacket. You’ll Need: Brush, bobby pins, spray bottle,hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 12-15 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Medium to Long Hair Steps of Instructions: Begin by side parting your hair and grab the section of hair above your eyebrows. Now divide the section of hair into 4 equal strands, then take the 1st strand (just beside the parting) and cross it over 2nd strand under 3rd strand, 4th strand under 1st strand and over 3rd strand. (The First stitch of 4 Strand braid is complete now). Repeat the above step until 6-7 stitches. Now before taking a new stitch, grab 3rd strand in one hand and other 3 strands in other hand and pull those 3 strands by keeping the 3rd strand intact. Secure the braid with an elastic and pin […]
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Pull Through Braid

Today’s braid is pull through braid which is done with elastics. This is simple and super easy to be done by any one. It looks more like inverted hearts. You can do it as a ponytail, side braid, or starting from top as French braid. I did as a side French braid starting from top. Check out the link to see the other pull through braid with fishtail and with pearl. http://tanvivayla.com/portfolio/pull-thorugh-braid-with-fishtail http://tanvivayla.com/portfolio/pull-through-braid-with-pearls You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 6-7 mins Skill Level: Easy Hair Length: medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Begin with side parting the hair. Grab the chunk of hair into a ponytail, then slide down about 2 inches and tie elastic. Now make a hole at the center of the ponytail and pull the chunk of hair from below through it. Once again slide down about 2 inches and tie elastic. Make a hole at the center of the ponytail and pull the chunk of hair from below through it. Continue repeating the above steps till you reach nape of neck. At this point you’ll have 2 sections, top and bottom. Follow the exact same procedure by tying the elastic about […]
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