Braids are a simple way to dress up hair fast. They’re also great at hiding dirty roots. But if you’re tired of the usual three strand braid or even the more challenging French braid, you might want to try your hand at a fishtail braid. While it is a little more time consuming, it’s actually easier than both of its better-known counterparts—we promise! While this tutorial shows you how to wear the style in a high ponytail, it also looks great worn low and to the side.

By Real Simple
Updated February 07, 2017