Last week, Southern Belle Beauty and Red Boat Photography showed us how to do a simple fishtail braid. Today, they incorporate the fishtail braid into this fun, bohemian wedding hairstyle. The Topsy Tail Bohemian Braid is perfect for the bride who wants something unique and unconventional, or this can even be a look you wear for everyday! Enjoy, and I hope you’re surprised at how easy this this look is to achieve!
Tie a portion of the hair with a clear band and create the first topsy tail. A topsy tail is created by making a separation in the ponytail and looping the hair through it.
Add your headband, then create another ponytail joining to the first topsy tail. Create another topsy tail with the second ponytail. Temporarily, pin both topsy tails to the top of the head.
Tip: After each topsy tail, pull the hair tight against the band, then pull at the loops in the hair to give the look more volume.
Separate the remaining hair into two ponytails, creating a topsy tail with each. Tie those two ponytails together with a clear hair band. Let down the top ponytail.
Create one topsy tail with each of the two ponytails.
Bring the left ponytail to the right side of the head and tie it to the right ponytail. Create a fishtail braid with the two strands of hair (see a fishtail braid tutorial HERE.)
Finish by loosening the braid to match the volume of the rest of the hairstyle.
Simplicity goes a long way in Haley and John’s boho, beach engagement shoot by MP Photographie! Haley’s flowing, white dress is so elegant with her organic bouquet foraged from the beach bank. It always amazes me how beautiful a shoot like this can be when you let nature and the natural chemistry between a couple take lead. When there’s authentic love present, fancy jewelry, an intricate hairstyle, and lots of props are simply not necessary.
Photographer: MP Photographie | Hair Stylist: Charmaine’s Hair Designs | Other Location: Isle of Palms Beach | Beauty: Lisa Priscilla