As much as I love having long hair, sometimes all I want to do is toss it up into a high bun on the top of my head. As an alternative, I have come up with this much more fashionable style that keeps your hair out of your face.
Start off by doing a regular fishtail braid. Split your hair in two sections. Pull a 1/2-inch section of hair from the right section and add it to the left section. Repeat with a piece from the left section, adding it to the right section. Halfway down the braid pull out a 1/2 inch section and leave it out of the braid. Continue fishtail until you get to the end and secure with a clear elastic band.
When you get to the bottom twist that 1/2 inch section around the entire braid and then secure with another clear elastic band. Pull and scrunch on the sides of the braid a bit to loosen it up. Pull a couple pieces down in the front to frame your face and then voila! Messy fishtail braid!