Discover your ideal fishtail hairstyle with our round up

Arianna | 23 November 2016

Want to know how to make a fishtail braid more interesting? Then scroll down for an easy fishtail braid guide that’ll have you weaving like crazy!


We’ll be the first to admit that finding a fresh way to work braids can be hard. And being total plaiting enthusiasts, we’ve tried just about every fishtail hairstyle under the sun! You could say this labels us as an authority on how to make a fishtail braid – well, if the shoe fits.

And to prove our credentials, we’ve pull together 3 fishtail plait hairstyles guaranteed to elevate just about any hair look or ensemble you’ll be rocking this season. So, read on and let us show you the fishtail plaits that we’re loving and how to get them…

3 fishtail plait hairstyles you can rock this year


fishtail hairstyle: fishtail hair worn in a crown
Fishtail hairstyle: Crown fishtail plaits.

Fishtail crown braid

We bet you’ve never seen fishtail hair quite like this before, have you? Having borrowed from the crown braid aesthetic, this look has been given an intricate twist (pun totally intended) by working it with a fishtail plait, instead of your standard 3-strand one!

Perfect for those who love wearing their hair down, yet also want something practical and secure, this ethereal-looking plait adds tonnes of depth and interest to any look. While this half-up fishtail hairstyle looks great with all hair hues, it looks especially stunning with ombre, balayage, or highlighted manes. Just look at how each coloured strand pops!

fishtail plait hairstyles: learn how to make a fishtail braid with fishtail plaits and buns
Fishtail plait hairstyles: Easy fishtail braid side bun.

Fishtail braided side bun

Want a hairstyle that looks just as good from the back as it does from the front? Then come a little closer and let us tell you exactly what you need: a fishtail braided side bun! This elegant ‘do may look complicated, but we assure you, it’s actually a super easy fishtail braid to create.

And don’t worry if you’re a complete plaiting rookie. All you need to do is get your TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray at the ready, and follow beauty vlogger Studs and Dreams‘ step-by-step fishtail braid tutorial, here!

Fishtail braid tutorial: easy fishtail braid in a half-up look
Fishtail plait hairstyles: Half-up, half-down braid.

Half-up, half-down fishtail braid

Can’t decide between wearing your hair in a pretty updo or leaving it down? Well, now you don’t have to! Suitable for straight, wavy or even curly hair, this half-up fishtail hair look is by far one of our all-time favourite ‘dos! And don’t worry about any unexpected photo opportunities, because you’ll be looking totally on point from all angles.

Editor’s tip: Have you got thin or fine hair that doesn’t have enough grip to braid properly? Don’t fret: all it takes is a couple of spritzes of the VO5 Plump It Up Dry Shampoo before styling. Now you’re ready to weave as many fishtail plaits as you wish!


Can’t get enough fishtail plait hairstyles for your mane? Then you need to take a look at the backstage ‘dos from the Alice + Olivia SS17 show. There we’ll show you how to get the style with a messy fishtail braid tutorial!

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