Celebrity fishtail braids we’re loving right now

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Although plaits and braids have long been firm favourites with many, lately, the fishtail braid has been in the spotlight and has been the “IT” hairstyle for red carpet events. As there are so many ways to style the fishtail plait, it is the perfect hairstyle for both a casual day look and a glamorous evening look. Need some hair inspiration? We’ve put together a collection of our favourite celebrity fishtail plaits:
Celeb fishtail braids 1
Leona Lewis
To complement her edgy outfit, Leona Lewis opted for a deconstructed fishtail plait. The plait has been pulled out to create a messy effect, however, the loose side-swept tendrils of hair soften the look and add a feminine touch.

Selena Gomez
Proving that fishtail plaits can be creative, Selena Gomez combined a fishtail plait with a faux hawk to create an ultra-modern up-do. The faux hawk gives this look a young, edgy feel and works perfectly with the voluminous plait.

Alicia Keys
Rather than playing it safe with a simple side-swept fishtail plait, Alicia Keys opted for a structured side plait with a heavy dose of volume. The result is an edgy plait that has the perfect amount of attitude whilst still looking feminine.
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Blake Lively
For a look that is both chic and modern, Blake Lively paired a slick ponytail with a gorgeous fish tail plait. Blake’s thick hair gives this plait enough volume to take this look from simple ponytail to gorgeous up-do.

Emmy Rossum
Although Emmy Rossum opted for a rather plain fishtail plait, the result is stunning. The side-swept fringe and clip details add the perfect feminine touch, making this style a firm favourite with many.

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Emily studied make-up and loves all things beauty related. When she is not reading up on the latest make-up trends, she can be found baking cupcakes, scouring Pinterest for beautiful images and dreaming of her next European adventure.
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  1. Lynne123

    So lovely, Have seen these looks at weddings :) so we are not to far behind…

    5 years ago •

  1. Grove

    Must try this with my long hair! Fishtail plaits are all very lovely!

    5 years ago •

  1. Riana Alexander

    Selena and Blake looks stunning.

    5 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Lovely! I Must try this with my long hair!

    5 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    I love this style on Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis..

    5 years ago •

  1. fay

    I adore both Leona and Blake’s looks, wish I could pull this off!

    5 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Loving Alicia and Blake’s hair. New ideas to play with, yay! :)

    5 years ago •

  1. me

    Fishtail plaits are all very lovely. I wish I knew how it is done?

    5 years ago •

  1. hay

    I love Blake’s hair, it is simply gorgeous.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I love these looks especially, Leona and Selena.

    5 years ago •

  1. Glamista

    I think Alicia and Leona are rocking it!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Blake and Selena’s look the best of the lot. I get the slightly ruffled vibe that the rest are going for, but I much prefer a cleaner look.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I love this look so much! Blake and Leona’s are my favourite looks.

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Blake’s fishtail plait is very nice, if only I had long hair.

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    This is an awesome idea and you don’t necessarily need tonnes of hair to pull it off :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I like Blake Lively’s fishtail plait.

    5 years ago •

  1. DebbieT

    Would love to try this, if only I knew how to do a fish plait!

    5 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    Love the fishtail plait! Blake Lively’s one looks great!

    5 years ago •

  1. AndreaM

    Wow, I love the fishtail plait and I wish my hair was long enough to try it.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lah

    Love love love! I Think Blake Lively’s is best.

    5 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Alicia’s looks the best. My hair isn’t long enough to try this style.

    5 years ago •

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