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Chunky Fishtail Ponytail: The New Runway Look to Love

The upgraded version of everyone’s favorite braid.

Just when many of us thought that braids were dying down and that short hairstyles (like this trending blunt bob cut) have reigned supreme, we’re again seeing some braid resurgence on the runway. The fishtail braid is back in a big way, but this time around, it’s all about the chunky fishtail ponytail. So those on the fence with length, maybe don’t make that haircut appointment just yet?

Make a statement with this runway style. Read on to learn how you can recreate the look below:

How to Create the Chunky Fishtail Ponytail

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Chunky fishtail ponytail of your dreams. Photo credit:

Gather hair into a sleek ponytail, smoothing base with a strong hold sculpting gel, like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel. Use our fishtail braid tutorial to create your chunky fishtail ponytail. If needed, you can prep the length go your hair with a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo to remove any excess grease so your braid has a clean-looking, matte finish and texture.

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Mix brunette hair colors with rose gold or bronze accessories. Photo credit:

With this hairstyle, there’s no need to tie up any loose ends. Keep the ends of your braid free for an edgy touch. To prevent the entire braid from unraveling even further, secure with a mini hair elastic. Enhance the fluffy look of this braid by pancaking. Simply tug the outer parts of the braid gently until you get the width you desire. In this case, the bigger the better. It’s all about making a stylish statement with your hair.

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Adorn your crown with a headband accessory. Photo credit:

To elevate this look, feel free to adorn your crown with a fancy hair accessory. Go simple or pile on the glitz! We like the idea of wearing this runway look for formal events like weddings and galas.

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