Hairstyle We Love: The PonyFish

UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 30th 2013 but we still love this hairstyle so we wanted to share it again.

Yes, that’s right, it’s the hairstyle that combines two of our favorite things: ponytails and fishtail braids! This hairstyle is a great twist on the standard ponytail, and we love how fresh and easy it feels for spring and summer. When the sun comes out and it’s time to go outside and play, it will keep your hair out of your face while still looking adorable. And, once you master the fishtail, it’s incredibly easy to do! Once you master this style, prove it! Instagram your hair and tag it #FPPonyFish!

fishtail ponytail hair

We like this hairstyle with the ponytail up pretty high on the head.  Keep in place with a hair elastic – if you want, you can use a strand of hair to wrap around the pony and cover the hair elastic – check out our perfect ponytail tutorial for instructions! Next simply braid the hair into a fishtail – if you haven’t gotten the braid down quite yet, check out a couple of our helpful tutorials here and here.

fishtail ponytail hair

Jess has really great thick hair that works perfectly for this – but you can do it with thin hair too! You can also change it up by pulling your fishtail apart a bit to make it messier and thicker, or you can leave it clean like Brigette’s below.

fishtail ponytail hair

Secure the bottom of the PonyFish with a small elastic and you’re ready to go!

fishbone ponytail hair

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Photos by Julia.


  1. It looks very pretty! Too bad my hair is very VERY curly… If I’d braid my hair like that, I’ll get stuck with the braid forever! I will never get it out.. boohoo! Does somebody have any curly hair styles ideas?

  2. Hi FP!

    That’s so cute!

    I have a quick question though– there was a model in your catalogues a few years ago who had blonde, curly hair (like 3a curly), and it looked natural. I LOVED seeing her in there, and took her picture in to my then-hairstylist a few times and got some great cuts. I’ve since lost the picture though and a web search doesn’t turn much up. Do you have any idea where I might find anything with her in it? We’re talking 2008-ish.

    I appreciate any help you could give me!

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