The Most Googled Braid Style Of 2016

Would you believe me if I told you that one of the most Googled beauty questions from 2016 didn't involve a lip kit? Or contouring? Or even highlighter? No, the people wanted to know all about braids: fishtails, to be specific. "How to do a fishtail braid?" was one of the most popular questions asked last year — and one of the most worn styles, too.

The complicated-looking plait (which, spoiler alert, is much easier than it looks) is a little more interesting than your typical three-strand number — and its alluring dimension is a real crowd pleaser. Perhaps that's why we've seen it on both the red carpet, across all of our braid-y bunch Pinterest boards, and everywhere else in between.

See the braids in action and a handy video tutorial on accomplishing one of your own, ahead.

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Hairstylist Larry Sims slicked got2b’s Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm and Smooth N Shine Instant Edge Smoothing Pomade on Tracee Ellis Ross' hair before braiding it for the SAGs, according to Us Weekly.
Twice as nice! During London Fashion Week, blogger Nina Suess secured her braids with lilac-colored ties.

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Before hitting a SAG Awards after party, Ursula Stephens sprayed Dove's Extra Hold Hairspray all over Laverne Cox's 'do.
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Dress and braid goals, courtesy of Justine Skye.

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Bella Thorne wove bits of colored ribbon throughout her artfully-disheveled style.
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Dragon Tales ain't got nothin' on this. Check out this video to learn how to assemble this rad, reverse center braid.
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