Hair Hack: Multi-Way Choker

Beauty and fashion blogger Mash Elle shows how you can use a choker as a hair accessory in this fishtail ponytail tutorial

If you couldn’t tell already, I am 100% all about the choker trend. It’s a rare day when you’ll find me without a choker on in public. Chokers add just the right amount of sass without being over the top, and they’re my favorite fall accessory. But what if I told you chokers can also double as hair accessories. MIND. BLOWN. Not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but today I will be showing you a few different ways to use your favorite chokers to spice up hairstyles you already know and love!

FISHTAIL PIGTAILS TUTORIAL

Fashion and beauty blogger Mash Elle shares an easy tutorial fishtail pigtail tutorial for long hair

If you haven’t already hopped on the fishtail bandwagon, now is your chance! Fishtail braids look intricate and well thought out, but are actually even easier to execute than regular braids. Fishtail pigtails? Now they’re just darn cute… and super easy to wear to school, work or out with friends! Keep reading for my super easy fishtail pigtail (now that’s a name!) tutorial below.

Step 1: Divide Hair Into Two Sections

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To begin, divide your hair in two sections. Feel free to part your hair however you feel comfortable, but I always go for the middle part! I used this Connair Lift and Tease Comb to part my hair and give it a little volume!

Step 2: Secure Section With an Elastic

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Use a small clear elastic to secure your pigtails. I’ve been using these Scunci clear elastics as they stay in place and don’t tug on my hair! Don’t worry – these elastics are temporary and will help with creating a fishtail braid.

Step 3: Create a Fishtail Braid

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Next, divide your ponytail into two sections. Divide a small section from the outer portion of one section, and feed it into the inner portion of the other section. Repeat this process. Remember: outer to inner. It sounds complicated, but once you get the hang of it – it’s super simple!

Step 4: Secure Fishtail With An Elastic

Fashion and beauty blogger Mash Elle shares an easy tutorial fishtail pigtail tutorial for long hair

Once you’ve finished your fishtail braid, secure it gently with another clear elastic. This one stays in!

Step 5: Remove First Elastic

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Now it’s time to remove the first elastic at the top of your braid. Don’t worry if “mess up” the braid, we’re going for a messy, laid back look!

Step 6: Pull Apart Braid

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Next, to make your fishtail braid more volumous, gently pull the outer pieces of the braid until you’re satisfied. If you’d rather a more put together look, keep your fishtail braids as is!

Step 7: Add A Little Drama!

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Now for the main event! To give this look a little drama, add a choker (aka head wrap!). I decided to use this adorable Scunci Gold Studded Flower and Ribbon Choker for this look!

Step 8: Secure With Bobby Pins

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Secure your head wrap with a few bobby pins so it doesn’t budge!

Finished Look:

Fashion and beauty blogger Mash Elle shares an easy tutorial fishtail pigtail tutorial for long hair

Look #2

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Step 1: Curl Hair

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To begin, use your favorite curling wand to create loose waves.

Step 2: Tease Hair

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Next, use a teasing comb to add volume to your roots. I’ve been loving this Conair Slim Teasing Hair Brush as is compact and the boar bristle creates great volume!

Step 3: Add the Drama!

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To finalize the look, add in your favorite hair wrap and gently secure in a bow. I used Scunci’s Black with Gold Ribbon choker! Adorable? I think so!

 


I hope you enjoyed my hair tutorials! These looks are easy to re-create and will spice up your fall wardrobe! If you re-create this look, make sure to tag me on Twitter!

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Thank you to Scunci for sponsoring today’s post. As usual, all opinions are mine alone. 

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