The Most Googled Braid Style Of 2016

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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.
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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.
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Twice as nice! During London Fashion Week, blogger Nina Suess secured her braids with lilac-colored ties.
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Photo: Via pinterest.com/source/voiceofhair.com.
This style is basically made for day three, post twist-out hair.
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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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Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.
Dress and braid goals, courtesy of Justine Skye.
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Photo: Via yomama126.tumblr.com.
If you've got long locs like these, grab a friend (and maybe a few bobby pins) to help assemble this style.
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Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.
Bella Thorne wove bits of colored ribbon throughout her artfully-disheveled style.
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produced by Emily Curl.
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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