Fishtail braids can be surprisingly simple to master, though their beauty is that they give off a look of detailed complexity. On the runway at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Australian accessory brand Mimco use a hip version of the braid to compliment their very futuristic collection.
The collection was entitled Paradise Battalion and L’Oreal Professionel Hair Director Damien Rinaldo created a perfectly complimentary look: this half-fishtail hairstyle that’s very urban and chic, where the fishtail plait works its way around a ponytail. If you want to recreate this hairstyle for yourself, read on after the break for a complete how-to.
How to: fishtail plaited ponytail
Continue until the fishtail braid is about 10cm long and then secure it with an elastic. Use a strand of hair to conceal the elastic just like you did on the other tie.
Tip: Spray a towel or cloth with Tecni. Art Volume Lift mousse and run it from the crown down to the first hair tie, following the direction of the hair. This will smooth down any fly-aways and give a seamless finish.
Still not sure? If you’d like a video tutorial on creating this style, let us know in the comments and we’ll endeavour to bring you one.
For another, even simpler variation on the fishplait (this one being a ‘faux’ fishtail that’s actually twisted rather than braided) you can check out the tumbled tail hairstyle tutorial.