Fishtail hairstyles

Tired of the good ‘ol French braid? Why not try a more intricate weave such as the fishtail? It’s a more complex and, let’s face it, a posher version of the classic three-piece plait. It can be a little intimidating at first, but with some practice, you can fishtail braid your way to perfection in no time! See the numerous versions of the look on our list below!

Claire Danes’ Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes' Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good..

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good news is that this is very easy to repeat on your own, so no need to go to hairdresser. Steps to take:

  1. Blow dry your hair for some texture and body.
  2. Create deep side parting and tease your hair a little bit on the crown.
  3. Collect your hair and tie it in a low pony tail.
  4. Create fishtail braid.
  5. Coil the braid into loose bun and secure it with bobby pin.

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Eva Longoria’s Loose Side Fishtail Braid At Cannes 2014

Eva Longoria's Loose Side Fishtail Braid At Cannes 2014

Red carpet affection for braids is still very much alive and kicking, according to..

Red carpet affection for braids is still very much alive and kicking, according to Cannes Film Festival 2014. Eva Longoria’s hairstyle is only confirming this affection. Her discreetly sunkissed hair was parted on the side, blow dried and slightly backcombed for additional volume. Her wispy bangs are swept to the side, delicately touching her forehead. Her hair was then braided into disheveled, side swept fishtail braid and secured with elastic. Minimum hair length to support repeating this hairstyle is four inches bellow shoulders. 

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Leona Lewis’ Side Swept Fishtail Braid

Leona Lewis' Side Swept Fishtail Braid

It’s actually not entirely fishtail braid that makes the hairstyle Leona Lewis is..

It’s actually not entirely fishtail braid that makes the hairstyle Leona Lewis is wearing here. As shown on the photo from behind, there is simple, loose french braid starting from the left side and continuing over her nape. Once reaching the opposite side of her neck, her hair is weaved into slightly messy fishtail braid. If you wish to copy this style, don’t worry about few loose wisps here and there on the fishtail braid part (they are particulalry unavoidable if your long hair is cut in layers). They are part of the charm of this hairdo, so let them be. Hair section that needs special attention are side bangs! Do give them a touch of delicate blow dry and a mist of hairspray.

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Kerry Washington’s Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Kerry Washington’s Posh Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

This woman can do no hairstyle nor fashion wrong! Another hairstyle hit to add to..

This woman can do no hairstyle nor fashion wrong! Another hairstyle hit to add to her humongous file is this loose and slightly disheveled fishtail braid. The weave is started where the hair part is and continued all the way to the end. The top is lifted as well as one side creating a perfectly imperfect outcome. Wow! Just, wow!

Check out how easy it is to do the fishtail braid here!

 

 

Easiest Fishtail Braid Tutorial Ever

The fishtail braid has garnered a bad rep for fishtail braid virgins. It’s one of th..

The fishtail braid has garnered a bad rep for fishtail braid virgins. It’s one of the prettiest braids ever invented and yet one of the hardest? A clear misconception! Giving you a detailed text tutorial won’t cut it. You have to see it in action to know! Allow Lauren Conrad to show you just how easy it is to create one! Watch.Learn.Do!

 

Kristen Stewart Messy Braid

Kristen Stewart's Long Hair In Simple Messy Braided Hairdo

Kristen Stewart looked very pretty at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2013. She wore..

Kristen Stewart looked very pretty at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2013. She wore her long, auburn hair in a messy, fishtail braid. To copy her look, apply curl-enhancing serum to hair and blow dry with a diffuser. Braid her in a fishtail braid down the middle of the head. Secure with a clear elastic band. To soften the hairdo, allow a few pieces of hair to come loose to frame the face. Finish with hairspray.

Nicole Richie’s Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie’s Cool Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing t..

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing to play with our hair! The ‘Candidly Nicole’ star sported another rockin’ ‘do at 2013 Gucci LACMA Art & Film Gala in Los Angeles, California. You need loooong tresses to create this style. But don’t worry if you lack the length! You can always opt for faux fishtail braid extensions. Less effort, same effect.

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Fishtail Braided Ponytail

Stylish Fishtail Braided Ponytail

Make your coif more interesting by doing two different textures in one hairstyle! T..

Make your coif more interesting by doing two different textures in one hairstyle! The front and sides of this hairstyle are kept messy while the fishtail braid is clean and polished. Itching to do a fishtail braid? Try this easy version!

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Fishtail Braided Updo

Long Brown Hair In Fishtail Braided Updo For Fall

This model’s long, brown hair is styled in a braided updo. This hairdo was worn..

This model’s long, brown hair is styled in a braided updo. This hairdo was worn by Christian Siriano runway models in fall 2013. To copy the look, fishtail braid two pigtails. Then, fold them over the back of the head. Tuck the ends under and secure with pins.

Sleek Braids Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Sleek Braids Hairstyle for Spring 2014

Ethereal and romantic – braids are definitely Spring’s proverbial ‘do! If you wan..

Ethereal and romantic – braids are definitely Spring’s proverbial ‘do! If you want to make your plaits a bit more interesting, try the rumpled fishtail at Calla Paris or go for a Grecian halo for formal occasions. Not yet feeling the look? Go check out these gorgeous braided hairstyles for more inspiration!

Felicity Jones’ Roughed-Up Side Braid

Felicity Jones’ Casual Roughed-Up Side Braid

Tweak your favored fishtail braid by moving it all to one side and creating lots o..

Tweak your favored fishtail braid by moving it all to one side and creating lots of texture just like Felicity Jones’! Loosen your braids by pulling them apart or by gently deconstructing it using the end of a rat tail comb for a rugged glam look!

Lucy Liu’s Deconstructed Fishtail Braid At The 2013 Golden Globes

Lucy Liu’s Stylish Deconstructed Fishtail Braid At The 2013 Golden Globes

Stylish and ultra femme! We’re going crazy over Lucy Liu’s deconstructed fishtai..

Stylish and ultra femme! We’re going crazy over Lucy Liu’s deconstructed fishtail braided hairstyle she sported at the 2013 Golden Globes! Wella Professionals stylist, Andy LeCompte was the genius behind this gorgeous ‘do. Steal the look: Spritz a texturizing hairspray all over your mane for that much needed coarseness. Next, part your hair to your preferred side and start doing a French braid from the top until just above the nape. Do the same on the other side then merge the two together and do a fishtail braid until the end. Once braid is secured with elastic, loosen it using your fingers or the end of a rat tail comb.

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Alicia Keys Braided Ponytail

Alicia Keys's Long Black Hair In Fishtail Ponytail Hairdo

Alicia Keys’s long, black hair is styled in a girly side ponytail. The ponytail is..

Alicia Keys’s long, black hair is styled in a girly side ponytail. The ponytail is braided in a fishtail braid and secured with an elastic at the end. Alicia wore this hairdo to the BET Awards in Los Angeles in 2011.

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Loose Fishtail Side Braid

Long Blonde Hair In Loose Casual Side Fishtail Braid Hairdo

This model’s very long, blonde hair is styled in a loose fishtail side braid. Her..

This model’s very long, blonde hair is styled in a loose fishtail side braid. Her bangs are loosely pinned to one side in this casual, playful look.

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Blake Lively’s High Ponytail And Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Blake Lively's Cute High Ponytail And Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Fishtail braid is the intimidating sister of the classic French braid. Looks can h..

Fishtail braid is the intimidating sister of the classic French braid. Looks can however be truly deceiving in this case. It’s not as difficult as it seems!

Get Blake Lively’s elevated ponytail with fishtail braids by following these simple steps! First, brush back hair to create a high ponytail. Split your ponytail into two equal (left & right) parts. Create a thin section from the outer edge of the right part and join it with the left. Do the other side. Continue overlapping the left and right sections until you reach the end then secure with an elastic. Practice makes perfect!

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Carey Mulligan’s Short Hairstyle With Fishtail Braids

Carey Mulligan Cute Wispy Short Hairstyle With Fishtail Braids

Growing out a hair from a pixie can be a bit daunting for most women. Have a li’..

Growing out a hair from a pixie can be a bit daunting for most women. Have a li’l fun with your in-between hair just like Carey Mulligan’s! The actress arrived at the Toronto film festival to promote Never Let Me Go sporting two mini fishtail braids pinned to the side. Create wispy ends for an extra edge. Adorable! 

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French Fishtail Braid Chignon

Blonde Hair In Pretty Formal French Fishtail Braid Chignon Updo

This model’s blonde hair is styled in a French fishtail braid chignon updo. To ac..

This model’s blonde hair is styled in a French fishtail braid chignon updo. To achieve this look, begin on one side of the head and make a French fishtail braid from there to the bottom of the opposite side. Curve the braid around the head until all of the hair is braided. Secure the end with an elastic. Use pins to shape ends in a chignon.

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Brunette Fishtail Twisted Headband

Long Brown Wavy Hair With Fishtail Twisted Headband Hairdo

This model’s wavy, long, brown hair is dressed up with a fishtail twisted braide..

This model’s wavy, long, brown hair is dressed up with a fishtail twisted braided headband. To achieve this look, create a fishtail braid in a section of hair above one ear. Wrap braid around head like a headband and secure with pins behind other ear.

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Red Fishtail Braid Twisted Updo

Long Red Hair In Formal Updo Consisting Of Twisted Fishtail Braids

This girl’s long red hair is styled in a twisted fishtail braid formal updo. To ac..

This girl’s long red hair is styled in a twisted fishtail braid formal updo. To achieve this look, secure hair in a simple ponytail and create a fishtail braid. Pull hair through the back of the ponytail repeatedly to form loops.

Fishtail Headband Hairdo

Long Wavy Blonde Hair With Pretty Fishtail Braid Headband

This model’s long, blonde, wavy hair has an intricate fishtail braid headband. Th..

This model’s long, blonde, wavy hair has an intricate fishtail braid headband. This is a popular hairdo for 2013.