To copy the coiffure, use a thickening spray before braiding (or you can even add extensions to increase bulk). Next, create a fishtail braid, and complete with a metallic ponytail topper, such as Free People's Stingray cuff ($18), or Elle's metallic square beads holder ($10), near the crown. Wear this braid during the day for a cool-girl look, or in the evening for a dressy, not-too-serious feel.
Fishtail braids are hotter than ever. And while a popular way is to wear them is tousled and off to the side, here's something else you can do to make these pretty plaits all the more interesting: just add color. To re-create the look, all you need is a few color clip-on hair extensions and a touch of dexterity. You're well on your way to some rather festive fishtailing.
At DKNY's Sun Soiree in New York City last night, Jessica Szohr showed off a pretty impressive side-swiped fishtail braid. Not only did it look great on the red carpet, but it would also work well for a day at the beach. What makes Jessica's version unique is that she kept the top of her hair straight and smooth and kept a few long pieces out to frame her face. She also left some unbraided hair out at the ends, making for a cool, tousled, undone-looking style. You can copy her cute look by checking out our step-by-step fishtail braid tutorial, as well as the accompanying how-to video.
It's a look that's been going strong for a little over a year now, but in just this past month or so alone, several stars have been spotted sporting the ever-popular side braid. But as the seasons have changed, so has the style. So first, find out the basics behind the structure of the style by watching our video, and then, straight up get creative with these five different interpretations of the trendy do.
The fishtail braid is making a splash on red carpets everywhere. And the best part about this unusual hairstyle? It's surprisingly easy to do. Really! Watch star stylist John D give step-by-step instructions for creating this fresh, fun twist on a traditional braid.