Fishtail braids are one of the top new trends. We saw plenty of braided beauties on the runway at NY Fashion Week for Spring 2011.
The photo we have here, shows a soft fishtail side braid by stylist Nicholas K.. It looks like herringbone, which we have seen on many a fabric. And it is very 'mermaid'-shaped in its design at the bottom.
And celebrities like Leona Lewis were already showing off messy, loose, sexy fishtails late this summer.
Fishtail braids are a bit different from the 'regular' braids we have all come to love. Instead of dividing the ponytail into 3 sections, the fishtail braid is made with 2 sections of hair.
We know......fishtail braiding looks difficult and very intricate, but you don't have to be a pro to make one.
Don't worry! We've hunted down a good 'how to fishtail braid' on YouTube.
We also found a simple fishtail braid how-to written description with good illustrations here.
All you need is length in hair, and if you don't have that, you can always try extensions. The fishtail braid can be done to curly hair, too, as the YouTube demo clearly shows.
We like fishtail braids, and we are a decent french braid plaiter, so we think we could master this new trend in no time.
What do you think? Would you wear fishtail braids?