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50 Superb Fishtail Braid Styles You Must Try!

Looking to improve your hairstyle arsenal? Fishtail braids make for a perfect elegant addition, proving to be an easy way to create a jaw-dropping look for any occasion!

Not only that, they look great on so many different hairstyles!

Once you get the techniques down, you will find that they are really easy and can spruce up your look in no time.

So something that’s really cool about fishtail braids is their versatility.

These hairstyles can be worn either tight and neat or relaxed and messy.


Below, you will find tons of adorable fishtail braids to try out for every hairstyle and every occasion, whether you are a beginner or an expert!


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1. Easy Fishtail Braid

This braid is a great starting place for anyone who is a beginner. It works well with medium to long hairstyles and every hair color, providing a clean, neat look.

2. Fun Topsy Fishtail Braid

Add some fun to your look with this topsy style. It’s quite easy for anyone to create in 5 simple steps.

3. Summer Fishtail Braids

Relax your look with these loose pigtails. Perfect for a day at the beach, or for just relaxing at home. Easy for the beginner and great with all hair colors.

4. Half Up Dutch Fishtail Braid

Glam up the office or any formal event with this classy Dutch fishtail hairstyle. It is a simple, yet stately style that can be worn on short or long hair.

5. Messy Fishtail Milkmaid Braids

This adorable hairstyle is quite simple to create. Perfect for hair shoulder length or longer. Wear it loose for a relaxed look or keep it neat for a more professional style.

6. Fishtail Embellished Ponytail

A delicate wrap around fishtail pairs perfectly with a long wavy pony. This hairstyle is straightforward, and its tighter braid is great for emphasizing brilliant hi-lites or rich low-lites.

7. Criss-Cross Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

For those with long glorious locks, this simple sophisticated braid is must try! With a classic braided wrap and a traditional fishtail, you just can’t go wrong.

8. Seashell Fishtail Braid

The seashell is a very cute and unique braid. This hairstyle is ideal for the more experienced braider and works best on hair that is shoulder length or longer.

9. Wavy Bob Fishtail Braid

For those with shorter hairstyles, like a bob, this simple partial fishtail is a lovely choice. It’s great for beginners and it meshes well with wavy or straight hair.

10. Half Up, Half Down Fishtail Bun

No matter your hair length or color, this edgy style will take your look to the next level! It’s easy to pull off, with a loose fishtail on top, polished off with a messy bun.

11. Tucked Fishtail Braid Updo

If your hair is chin-length or longer, you can easily stun your friends and family with this regal updo. You can try it at the next wedding you attend!

12. Elegant Large Messy Fishtail Braid

This “messy” braid inspires a formal look that is anything but messy. Ideal for longer hair, this style is easily achieved with a curling iron and a loose fishtail.

13. Edgy Fishtail Faux Hawk Braid

A faux hawk is a creative and fun way you can show off brilliant ombre or balayage hair colors. Bring out your inner rocker and shake up your style!

14. Cozy Side Fishtail Braid

Cozy Side Fishtail Braid
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If you are somewhat experienced, you can’t go wrong with this cozy classic. You could even spice it up by adding some strips of temporary colors to your ends!

15. Fishtail French Braid

Merging braid types is easier than you would think, and this French fishtail is versatile. It can be worn formally or casually, depending on how tight you make the braid.

16. Merged Fishtail French Braid

This merged braid is perfect for a date night on the town, but it is a little bit more advanced. But, with practice, it will be a piece of cake.

17. Long Loose Fishtail Braided Ponytail

Create the illusion of a longer braid with this regal multi-pony fishtail. This formal style is easy and works best on thicker hair that is at least shoulder length.

18. Dutch Double Fishtail Braid

Sporty meets chic with these stylish pigtails. This fishtail braid, for medium to long hair lengths, looks amazing on darker hair colors or on a shadow root, or blonde balayage.

19. Side Swept Half Fishtail

Create a graceful hairstyle that will make a statement at any function. If you have shorter hair, no worries! Get yourself some clip-in hair extensions and recreate this stunning style!

20. Double Twisted Fishtails

Regardless of your hair color, this braid will turn heads! Although a little challenging, it’s definitely worth the extra practice if you have medium or long hair.

21. Tight Double French Fishtail Braid

Achieve an impressive look with these tight French pigtail fishtails. Create this long style with natural or with clip-in extensions.

Fun Idea: if you have darker roots, try lighter extensions!

22. Half Up Easy Fishtail Braid

This is a comfortable casual style that looks great on short or long hair. In three simple steps you can make a bad hair day turn from drab to fab!

23. Charming Triple Fishtail Braid Updo

This alluring braided updo makes for an enchanting formal hairstyle option for those with at least medium length hair. For shoulder-length hair, use clip-in extensions!

24. Red Messy Fishtail Ponytail Braid

Adding color can really put emphasis on the simple beauty of this classic. For those with light blonde hair color, illuminate your hairstyle with a temporary colorful shade!

25. Glamorous Pastel Multi-Fishtail Braid

This hairstyle is a little harder to recreate. It may require some braiding experience to get down the tricky design. But the pastel blonde blend is easily attainable on lighter blondes. And the result is just gorgeous!

26. Fishtail Crown Braid

Instill a grand expression of class and elegance, fitting for black-tie events. Although a little challenging to perfect, it is a valuable braid to keep in your hairstyle arsenal. A crown braid is always a good idea.

27. Tight Fishtail Pigtails

Whether using washable or temporary color, incorporating multiple bright shades is a playful way to change up your style. Plus, the colors really stand out in fishtails!

28. Braided Wavy Halo Fishtail

Fashioning a halo fishtail can be a little trying, but the results are guaranteed to be heavenly. If your hair length passes chin line, then you can easily recreate this style!

29. Tucked Fishtail Pigtail Braids

Whether your hair is long or short, easily attain this delightful hairstyle by blending a French and traditional fishtail braid. Twist-in jewels can be added for a glitzy look!

30. Purple Short Triple Fishtail

Purple balayage is a beautiful way to bring an enchantingly vivid aspect to your look. Emphasizing the contrast of the shadow root and vibrant purple is easy with this fishtail hairstyle!

31. Bow Fishtail Pony

Learning to embellish a fishtail with a dainty bow fashioned from your hair is a jaw-dropping technique to master, whether your hair is shoulder length or flows down your back.

32. Classic Loose Fishtail Pigtails

Classic Loose Fishtail Pigtails
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Mastering the Dutch fishtail braid is essential in order to embody this vintage loose pigtail look.

Hint: add a texture spray and blow dry before braiding for extra volume!

33. Long Knot Fishtail

Intricate braids like these require a lot of skill and patience! But, if you have long straight hair, this style would be perfect.

Hint: hairspray each strand smooth before braiding!

34. Braided Mermaid Fishtail

Splash into an adventurous look with this mermaid hairstyle! If you’ve had some practice and have a lighter hair color, simply add temporary vibrant blue or purple dye and braid away!

35. Rocker Fishtail Pony

Add some excitement to your plain pony with this go-to style for long hair. This rocker look won’t let you down, whether you’re at the gym or the mall.

36. Cris-Cross Fishtail Half Bun Hairstyle

No matter your hair’s color or length, you can inspire your free spirit by enjoying the simple and comfortable feel of wearing your hair down in this wispy fishtail style.

37. Tight Twisted Fishtail Pigtails

Trying this unique style isn’t that complicated, especially for hair that is curly. It’s ideally suited for medium hair lengths, displaying its merged fluffy twisted pigtails and tight fishtail finish.

38. Simple Bang Fishtail Braid

Creating a sophisticated eye-catching style in minutes is not impossible! This is one of the easiest fishtail braids to learn and it can work on all hair lengths.

39. Punk Dual-Side Fishtail Pony

Here’s an exciting challenge that requires some experience. Short hair? No worries! Recreate this playful style with short hair and clip-in extensions. For a lively twist, try fun colored extensions!

40. Fancy Zig Zag Fishtail Hairstyle

Catch everyone’s eyes with this exquisitely long and thick hairstyle. Add color to accent your formal breathtaking look with dye, ribbon, or jewels!

Hint: Increase thickness or length with hair extensions.

41. Double Dutch Fishtail Braids

Develop your Dutch fishtail skills and whip up this neat and professional hairstyle before work in no time! Dark, light, short, or long hair, this lavish look works for everyone!

42. Flower Fishtail Braid

Making your hair into a flower seems challenging, but you’d be surprised! Guaranteed to impress the crowd, this long flowing hairstyle is easy, emphasizing your hi-lites and lo-lites in a cinch!

43. Stylish Weaving Fishtail Braids

Long hair with tri-color tones looks incredible with this hairstyle. Beautifully mesmerizing, its intricacies require practice and tight braid work!

Hint: For smoother braids, straighten hair and comb-in hairspray before.

44. Fishtail Bun Wrap

Perfectly adorn your neat ballerina bun with a traditional narrow fishtail. This hairstyle also has remarkable versatility! You can rock this look flawlessly with any colored hair, short or long!

45. Braided Fishtail Mohawk

Take a trip to the wild side with this artistic traditional and Dutch fishtail blend. Getting the basics down for both techniques is key to making this hairstyle a breeze.

46. Front Fishtail for Bangs

Pesky bangs won’t stay out of your face? Embellish your look with this cute and simple front fishtail. This captivating look can enhance curly or straight hair regardless of length.

47. Partial Fishtail Shell Braid

The smaller seashell braid adorably creates a more modest version of the larger seashell braid. This unique style is fun for all ages and all hair types!

48. Merged Triple French Fishtail Braid

Show off your braiding skills with this complex, triple merged French fishtail! When recreating this ornate look on your own lovely locks, remember to keep your braids tight and even.

49. Multi-Colored Dual Bun Fishtail

This pigtail bun hairstyle is a dream for the avid color enthusiast with a playful side. The fishtail draws attention to the entrancing mixture of psychedelic colors throughout your hair.

50. Extra Wide Fishtail Pony

Need a fun way to spruce up a long pony? This colossal style is a magnificent choice for beginners or experts, giving your pony the makeover of a lifetime.

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So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?

Fishtail braids are adorable and can accommodate all hair lengths, ranging from styles that are classic and simple, to styles that are colorful and adventurous.

With a variety of techniques to learn, it will take a lot of practice to master them all!

Whether you are just starting out or trying to learn a new technique, watching a fishtail braid tutorial is always a great idea.

Leave comments below letting us know which fishtail hairstyle was your favorite!

We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with fishtail braids along with any advice you may have!

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