Tired of ponytails? Sick of buns? Bored with braids? If you feel like you’ve exhausted all your hairstyle options, maybe you’re just not thinking far enough outside the box. Lucky for you, we’ve got a sexy and playful way to pull your hair back that won’t make you look like you’re getting ready to play jump rope on the playground. Here’s a grown-up twist on a girly staple: the fishtail braid.
Traditional braids may be cute, but past a certain age, they only look right if you’re yodeling in the Swiss alps. But you can easily update your braid with this star-tested and celeb-approved style that’s a little bit youthful, a little bit sexy and a little bit messy.
To make a fishtail braid, pull your hair back with your hands and divide into two parts. Take a small section from one part and add it to the other. Then do the same with the opposite section. Continue until you’ve braided all your hair, and secure with an elastic. It’s that simple!
For a little extra oomph, throw the braid over one shoulder and pull out a few pieces to frame your face. People will love your new look!