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The Best Braids hairstyles - Fishtail Braids Pictures

Updated on August 21, 2012
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I am an African Woman and almost always have my hair in weaves and braids. I am an enthusiast and write about it.

Fishtail Braids are classic, elegant and distinctive.

There are a number of ways to have your hair done up in fishtail braids.

This braids hairstyle is loved by celebrities and the catwalk, incorporating their styles into your hair do is one sure way of wearing the best braids hairstyle with glitz.

You could learn how to fishtail braid your own hair or get it done professionally. Either way, you need lots of ideas to ensure that the hair style is all your own.

Kim Kardashian in messy fishtail braids
Kim Kardashian in messy fishtail braids | Source

Fishtail Braids Pictures

The fishtail braids pictures below show a variety of styles, from the single to the double plait, the center to the side parting.

There are even fishtail plaits that incorporate hair extensions. Using coloured extensions adds a playful note to plait.

How to Do the Fishtail Braid

The Classic Fishtail Braid
The Classic Fishtail Braid | Source

Fishtail Ponytail

Tight fishtail plait
Tight fishtail plait

One nice way to carry a ponytail is to have it done up as a fishtail plait.

It always makes your hairstyle look different.

The first time I had it on, a number of people walked up to me to get a closer look.

Loose fishtail braids
Loose fishtail braids | Source

Loose Fishtail Braids

The fishtail plait looks sexy and sultry when it is loose.

The trick is to let it slack when passing the strands but hold it tight at the base.

Use an elastic/hair band at the base, if not the fishtail braid will unravel.

You can let a few tendrils flyaway if you want a classic look.

Adding colour to the Fishtail Braid

These colored strands add glamour
These colored strands add glamour | Source

For an exceptional look, incorporate color into your fishtail braids.

For a simple look, tie on strands in one color.

Pick the color of your natural highlights, so the hair extensions blend in.

Simply cut strands of the right length and tie them at the base of little tufts of hair.

Keep away from the lines the hair partings will follow.

For a more adventurous hair style, use multi colored strands.

Rihanna in red fishtail braids
Rihanna in red fishtail braids

More on Fishtail Plait Colors

Another way to glam up the braid is to dye your whole head.

This is extreme even if its just temporary dye.

A number of celebrities prefer it this way.

Rhianna has a signature red hair color and she often uses fishtails as her hairstyle.

wedding hairstles-fishtail braids
wedding hairstles-fishtail braids | Source

These fishtail braids pictures hint at the diversity of hairstyles that can be achieved with it.

From an informal multicolored hairstyle to a classic wedding get up, fishtail braids are versatile and easy to do.

They will make you stand out from any crowd.

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