Braids are the perfect option for a casual hairstyle which speaks volumes about your personality. Braids are of different kinds but fishtail braids are the most elaborate kind of braids. A fishtail braid adds oodles of charm to your look with their detailed and structured look. The trendy braids look even prettier when styled with flowers and other hair embellishments like jeweled pins and hair bands. While the classic fishtail looks great, there are many ways in which you can style these braids to complement your outfit and makeup. If you are looking for some inspiration, here are 30 stylish ideas in which you can style these braids for a great casual look.
# 1 Curly Black Braid With Brown Lowlights
Try this easy braid with some strands left open to give a casual feel to the look. The hairstyle is made by starting the braid from the upper side portion of the hair and continuing until the end. The brown lowlights add a lot of drama. Straight hair will not benefit much from this look as the curls add definition to the hairstyle.
# 2 Balayage Gregorian Braids
If you looking for an ethereal hairstyle, this platinum blonde hairstyle is a great option. The dark roots and melting color make for a great contrast. The loose waves are adding a lot of style to the look without making it look messy. You can also go for honey blonde or golden brown highlights to try this look.
# 3 Messy Blonde Voluminous Braids
This hairstyle is classy and daring at the same time. The blonde wavy braid with dark walnut roots gives a volume to the braid. Blow drying the hair helps in giving the necessary volume to the hair. Set the braid with a hair mousse to give a textured look to the hairstyle and holding it together.
# 4 Brunette Side Braid
This classic braid is an example of an ideal casual hairstyle which looks chic and sophisticated. Tame all the baby hair with hair spray to make this hairstyle look good as any frizz will ruin the braid. Add some drama to the dark haired princess look with subtle makeup and complementing outfit.
# 5 Blonde Floral Side Braids
Get this look easily by dividing the hair into portions and making side braids on each side. A big braid is made by combining the two braids and adding flowers to add a feminine touch. Choose the color of the flowers keeping in mind the hair color to make the style look even more beautiful.
# 6 Sleek Full Fishtail
If you have lush thick hair, this dark fishtail braid with golden highlights is intense and fierce. The look is very appealing and will add a lot of depth to your look. Add a lot of styling gel to keep the hair in place without any flyaways. Frizzy hair can be a challenge in this hairstyle but there is nothing that a little hairspray can’s fix.
# 7 Pewter Top Braid
This mermaid-like look is dreamy and romantic. Start the braiding from the top to achieve this gorgeous braid in pewter with baby pink strands. Add some hair jewels to further amp up the look. You can also try other pastel shades in different combinations to achieve this hairstyle.
# 8 Loose Wavy Brunette Braids
Go for this messy braid look for a casual day out for a holiday. The dark chestnut hair with gorgeous lowlights is what makes this braid unique and fashionable. Loosely open the braid slightly to make it look messy.
# 9 Semi-Braid Blonde Look
If you want to keep your hair open, go for this easy look by making a fishtail and pinning it across the hair for a simple blonde braided hairstyle. Leave the loose strands with a light curl to make them look chic.
# 10 Indian Classical Black Braid
This hairstyle is charming and gorgeous as the front portion adds volume to the look and the rest of the hair is braided into a tight fishtail for a stunning Indian wedding look. Add some ethnic jewelry to complement the braid without taking the attention away from it.
# 11 Three Strand Blonde Fishtail
Go for this detailed braid if you are in a mood for some fun. This intense blonde look with dark lowlights gives an appeal to this hairstyle. It is important to make the braids tight so that they do not fall out of place. Securing the braids with pins also help in achieving the desired look.
# 12 Blonde Braided Updo
Combine classical braids with a romantic updo for a stunning hairstyle which will look great on all occasions. The front portion of the hair is braided with dark and light portions intermingled for a perfect shaded braid.
# 13 Ombre Dark Wavy Braid
Go for this sultry look if you want to create a style statement. The darker top portion and lighter ends give a very stylish vibe to this hairstyle. Choose complementing shades to make this hairstyle look even more beautiful. Use a hair straightener on light settings to achieve the soft wavy look by winding the strands around the straightener and letting them curl slightly.
# 14 Short Hair Blonde Braid
If you have shoulder length hair, this braid is easy to make and looks fashionable. The side strands are teased a bit to make it look voluminous. The hair color is kept light to make the style look more polished. Backcombing the hair works towards keeping the side strands in place.
# 15 Dark Burgundy Braided Bun
This exceptionally beautiful hairstyle looks unique and stylish. The hair color gives warmth to the hairstyle and makes it look contrasting. This hairstyle can be achieved easily as the braid style is very simple. The lower portion of the hair is rolled into a French bun after incorporating all the braids.
# 16 Walnut Shade Braids
This hairstyle requires thick hair as the voluminous top portion can only be made if you have a thick crown of hair. The blonde streaks make this hairstyle look classy and trendy at the same time. Choose a darker shade to make this style look intense. You can try any dark color to give a depth to this hairstyle.
# 17 Unicorn Hair With Yellow Highlights
Turn heads in this stunning and colorful hairstyle in shades of blue, green, and yellow. The braid goes through the center and the ends are curled to give it a dramatic effect. Keep the makeup and outfit simple to make the braid shine with all the beautiful colors.
# 18 Twisted Pearl Blonde Braids
Pearls add a touch of elegance to everything and these twisted hair strands give an interesting twist to the normal fishtail. The blonde color goes well the sparkling white pearls. Strands of pearls in yellow or white give a classical touch to the braid without taking the attention away from the beautiful blonde hair color.
# 19 Platinum Blonde Side Fishtail
This easy hairstyle looks pretty and powerful with the loose braid giving it a casual appeal. The front strands are curled into soft waves for creating this simple hairstyle. You can also go for honey blonde or gold highlights to accentuate the hairstyle further. Darker colors might not be able to give the same effect in this hairstyle as blonde shades.
# 20 Messy Gold Braid With Textures
Layer smaller braids over one another and end with a larger fishtail for this gorgeous blonde look in shades of gold. The matching accessories are perfect for this hairstyle and give it a fashionable touch. The lowlights make the braid look trendy and add an ombre effect to the hair. You can also pair up this braid with some bejeweled band to give it a stylish edge.
# 21 Ribbon Balayage Fishtail
Try this interesting hairstyle if you have the patience to braid the hair with the smaller braid first and opening its curls to create this voluminous braid. The ombre texture makes it a beautiful choice for weddings also. Just add a shining hair pin to turn this into a wedding braid.
# 22 Side Blonde Fishtail Hairstyle
Start the braid from the front crown of the hair to give it an edgy appeal and end at the bottom with a classic hair tie to seal the braid. The darker roots make the braid look big and chic. Set the hair with hairspray and tease the ends to give it a flirty feel but make sure that the braid is secured with bobby pins and hair ties to make it look structured.
# 23 Double Shade Braids
This stunning design is a blend of blonde and brunette braids in a double twist to make it look fascinating and interesting. The light platinum ends add a beautiful contrast to the hairstyle. The roots are dyed in dark walnut shade for a gradually fading look with hints of shading.
# 24 Black Hair with Chestnut Brown Highlights
Braid a tight fishtail and then pull the braid outwards loosely to make it look fuller and casual. You can also add some flowers in the braid to make it look more feminine and fashionable. Do not pull the braid too much as it can fall apart and the stray flyaways can make the braid look messy.
# 25 Honey Blonde Braids
This long and natural honey blonde braid is easy to make with just the basic knowledge of fishtail hairstyles. The top portion of the hair is kept slick and simple to add a more natural vibe to the braid. People will mid-length hair can also try this hairstyle as it is very easy to make.
# 26 Blonde & Brunette Fishtail Pony
Try this interesting hairstyle which not only looks trendy but also keeps the hair away from the face in this sweltering heat. This style is great for short hair and can be made easily. Start by braiding the top portion of the hair and go till halfway before tying the hair in a high pony.
# 27 French Lacy Double Fishtail
If you want to go for a boho chic look, make this interesting hairstyle which combines lacy and flirty braids together to form a double braid. The hair is dyed dark to make it look more appealing. Wrap the braids around each other and secure them with pins for a beautiful twisted effect.
# 28 Sparkly Blonde Hairstyle
Give yourself a princess hairstyle with this glittery mesmerizing look. The hair color adds more drama to the hairstyle and the glitter dust suits the color really well. Do not go overboard with the glitter as it can make the hairstyle look over the top.
# 29 Radiant Balayage Ombre Braid
Experiment with beautiful shades of hair color to make your hair look super fun and attractive. The shades of blue, purple, and red with a hint of green lowlights makes this braid so unique and full of colors. The hair is tied into a loose braid to let the colors shine through the hair.
# 30 Silver Majestic Fishtail
Make this dreamy silver fishtail with hints of platinum and dark roots for a super dramatic hairstyle. Pair it with some silver hair accessories for the perfect clubbing look with an embellished dress. This hairstyle is very dramatic so go easy on the outfit and keep it casual.
So these are some of the best hairstyles with a fishtail braid. You can choose the style you are comfortable with and personalize it with your own ideas. Fishtails go well with casual outfits as well as dramatic outfits but it is important to decide which look you want to go for. The most important thing with a fishtail is that it should be flawless and the flyaways should be taken care of because they make the braid appear shoddy. A good hair mousse will do the trick of keeping the hair frizz-free and giving it a casual wavy feel. It will also keep the fishtail braid retain its form and shape even after a long day and not fall apart. Flowers and hair jewels add more drama to the braids but can take the attention away from the braid if used too much. Go easy with the accessories and make these intricate braids the star of your look. Style them in whichever way you want and make heads turn your way at the next occasion.