Hair How-To: The Fishtail Braid

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rhianna, Dianna Agron, Cheryl Cole, Diane Kruger and   Longoria. These are just a tiny portion of the ever-growing number of celebs trying the fishtail braid. Now it’s your turn.

This hair trend is easy to dismiss because, let’s face it, it looks like it takes a lot of time and effort. But good news folks; all it takes is time (and no effort). The style-inspiring Lauren Conrad has created an incredibly easy how-to tutorial on YouTube. I’m lazy with my hair (hello topknot), but even I managed to do this without giving up halfway through.

Scroll down to see my attempt, but meanwhile, you really should watch this and give it a go.

 
 
See? Simple. Since I have a lot of hair I used thicker sections than Lauren (I have places to go people. I would’ve been there all day otherwise), but you still get the gist. I rate it a success and will definitely be giving the fishtail braid its first official public appearance this weekend.

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28 Comments

  • wanita
    Reply wanita Thursday 19th July, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    wish my daughter would let me do this on her hair

  • Reply ena beans Tuesday 17th July, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    My hair’s layered throughout, so I can’t keep enough hair in the actual braid without a gazillion bobby pins!!! I think you need hair of relatively similar length for this to work..

  • Reply angfashiondiva Thursday 12th July, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I like it but haven’t tried it yet, hair might be a bit short for it to work on me

  • jodyxo
    Reply jodyxo Monday 2nd July, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    i love the fishtail braid!! (: x

  • Reply Ashlee Saturday 30th June, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Ive always wanted to know how to do this 🙂

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 30th June, 2012 at 8:58 am

    chic

  • Eternalise
    Reply Eternalise Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Ooh.. looks cute, but probably impossible with my braiding skills 🙁

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Love the fishtail braid

  • Reply Genevieve Megarrity Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    A new hairstyle for work! I have to wear my hair tied up for work but this is a great stylish alternative to a bun or ponytail

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    cuuuuuuuuuuuuuutee

  • Reply MsKimo Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    When I first saw the braid, it freaked me out. Still does a little, I prefer it loose, way loose.

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I love the fishtail braid trend! It’s a bit hard to do with layers though.

  • Reply Through My Looking Glass Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Looks so good, I wish my hair was thicker but am going to try it anyway!

  • Reply meedee Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    wow…i had no idea that it was so easy. Fantastic…im on to it now 🙂

  • Reply grainne11 Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    cute but looks waay to difficult!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Monday 18th June, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Great instructional video

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Monday 18th June, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Looks good!

  • Reply lauralai Monday 18th June, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Looks cute. Would love to do my daughters’ hair like this, but their hair is so fine I’m not sure it would work

  • Reply AmberB Monday 18th June, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Love this look!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 18th June, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I love doing fishtail braids but they take quite a long time

    • Jane Hollier
      Reply whatjanedid Monday 18th June, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Agreed. My arms almost fell off. Good thing they’re easy and look great!

  • Reply storm7 Monday 18th June, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    ME LIKE…

  • Reply Nimma Monday 18th June, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    ive always wanted to know how to do this !

  • Reply sass Monday 18th June, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I still find the fishtail braid so hard to do!!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Monday 18th June, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    So doing this tomorrow!

  • MissSharlene
    Reply MissSharlene Monday 18th June, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Love fishtail braids, easy to achieve and they look effortless and chic!!!

  • Reply EliseA Monday 18th June, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Wish I had long hair for this. 🙂

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Monday 18th June, 2012 at 10:18 am

    not too sure about this look, cute though

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