Fishtail Embellished Ponytail


This Fishtail Embellished Ponytail is a fab way to dress up that boring pony. With a pretty fishtail braid wrapped over the top, it brings a traditional hairstyle up a notch and takes it to the next level I love… that it has a slightly fancier flair and think it would look really great for an upcoming holiday party. Dress it down with your favorite sweater and skinny jeans or glam it up with a pop of red lipstick and favorite party dress.

Looking for more ponytail inspiration? Here are three more tutorials to check out next!

Fishtail Embellished Ponytail

Fishtail Embellished Ponytail Supplies:

Fishtail Embellished Ponytail

Fishtail Embellished Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to smooth down flyaways and remove any tangles.
  • Step 2 / Section off a portion of hair from the down to the left ear.
  • Step 3 / Tie off the back section with a hair band to keep it out of the way.
  • Step 4 / With the forward portion, create a fishtail french braid, adding hair into the braid and tying off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Remove the hair band from the back section of hair.
  • Step 6 / Divide off a 2″ section of hair from the part down to the right ear and clip it out of the way using a hair sectioning clip.
  • Step 7 / Separate off a small section of hair at the back of the crown.
  • Step 8 / Smooth it around the head, towards the left side and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / Repeat the previous steps, smoothing a similar size section over the previous section to create a flat “x” shape, securing it with bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Tie the remaining hair into a low ponytail, underneath the criss-crossed sections above.
  • Step 11 / Let down the pinned section on the right side.
  • Step 12 / Twist the section together, lay it over the ponytail, and wrap it around the hair band pinning down the ends with bobby pins.
  • Step 13 / Now gently pull on the edges of the fishtail braid to make it wider and more flat.
  • Step 14 / Wrap the braid over the ponytail and around the band, tucking in the tail and securing it with bobby pins.
  • Step 15 / Add some curls to the ends of the ponytail using a 1″ curling iron.
  • Step 16 / Set the style with a medium to firm-hold hairspray and smooth down flyaways.



  1. September 27, 2018 / 6:27 PM

    i absolutely love your hairstyle and wear it everyday!!!

  2. September 27, 2018 / 6:27 PM

    i absolutely love your hairstyle and wear it everyday

  3. September 27, 2018 / 3:36 AM

    I absolutely love this hairstyle and wear it almost everyday

  4. Zoe Hatsios
    September 19, 2017 / 6:47 PM

    Hello! I would like to use this photo for a drawing. May I use your photo as the basis of my art?

  5. November 15, 2015 / 10:20 AM

    I love love love this ponytail, I’m gonna have to try this out!!

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