Every girl with long hair needs to try Blake Lively’s stunning braid

Blake Lively's fishtail braid

Her braid game is next-level

If there’s any celeb who has their braid game down pat, it’s Blake Lively. She forever has us lusting over her otherworldly ‘dos – from stunning fishtails to sky-high plaits. There’s no denying the girl knows how to rock a good braid.

To kick off the promotion of her new movie A Simple Favor, she was spotted showing off one of her most-loved braid hairstyles (it’s one of our personal faves, too). She wore her hair in a high and tight ponytail, which was then styled into a fishtail braid down the back.

Yep, this look has got us running to hone up on our fishtail skills. It’s the perfect mix of elegant and casual and can be worn day or night.

The good news? It’s actually super easy to recreate.

Starting with your hair pulled back into a high ponytail, divide your lengths into two even sections. Use your finger to separate about a one centimetre-thick piece of hair from the outside of the right section, and cross it over the top of the right section (just like you would do with a classic plait) before adding it to the left-hand side section. Repeat this process with a small piece from the outer edge of the left side. Be sure to grab the same size pieces from each side as you go. Continue to cross the portions over to the opposite side until you reach about five centimetres from the bottom of your hair. Secure with a hair tie and marvel at your killer braiding skills.

Note: While any hair type pull off this look, the more hair you have, the bigger the wow factor!

Thickening trick: Loosen hair around the braid loops for a chunkier look.

To make sure your braid stays put, we recommend using a strong hold hairspray, like TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

We’re thinking this is about to become one of our new staples!

For more hairstyle inspo, check out our tutorial on how to master different types of braids.

What do you think of Blake’s fishtail braid? Would you try it? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: Getty

Erin Docherty is a Contributing Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.