Last week we told you how to achieve an instant facelift (hello ponytail!) and now we’re here to help you expand upon that. The ponytail is no one trick pony, girls, so don’t treat her as such. With a little inspiration from aquatic life you can have a stand out ‘do for casual afternoons or cocktail hour. The fishtail braid is a variation of the three strand braid that requires little practice and keeps your frizzy, greasy, or limp strands out of your way for the day. Following the herringbone’s pattern, the fishtail has you split your hair into two sections, take a thin strand from the outside of section one and bring it across to become part of section two. Then, take a thin strand from the outside of section two and bring it across to become part of section one. Repeat these steps until you reach the end or your desired length of fishtail. Need to step it up a notch? Try pulling your hair into a low ponytail for a sophisticated version of this look or go completely farm girl chic with a tousled and side-swept braid. Get more in depth directions and a full range of styles in Fashionindie.com’s DIY fishtail article.