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Hair styling tips: How to create the fishtail plait

The fishtail plait, also known as the herringbone or fish bone braid, looks elaborate, but is surprisingly easy to do

Here’s how:

Brush your hair to the side.

Part your hair into two sections.

Hold a section in each hand.

Swap uneven sections from left to right, and then right to left, holding the hair tightly.


Use smaller sections of hair further down the plait.

Tie near the end of your hair.

Go up the braid, gently pulling the sections for volume.

Add shine, scent and hold with a hair balm such as Shine So Bright, smoothing the unbraided ends and then gently stroking onto sections.

Lush does the Fishtail Plait

Get creative with your luscious locks and get a new look in minutes

Comments (2)


about 2 months ago

Lush you make me so happy - I have wanted to learn how to do a fishtail plait for ages and now thanks to your vid I now can ... also hair will be beautifully conditioned with the hair treatments I was busy shopping for when I came across the hairstyling tips.


about 4 years ago

I've tried to learn this plait before in youtube videos and have never really fully understood them.However I have successfully learnt this braid after watching this video.Thank you LUSH