I was on YouTube and stumbled onto a Head To Toe (awesome blog) video explaining how to do a fishtail plait.
These days the most stylish my hair gets is in a ponytail. It was refreshing to do something a little different with my hair. And I was surprised to learn how easy it is to do a fishtail plait.
Its basically these two steps repeated:
1) Holding your hair into 2 equal sections, take a minor lock of hair from the rear of one section and pass it to the other by gathering it over.
2) from the rear of this other section, pass it onto the first, gathering it in also.
Keep repeating these steps until you run out of hair, tightening along the way and securing with a hair band.
You can loosen or pull out some hair afterwards to create that messy hair look. It's easy peasy, otherwise check YouTube for a tutorial.
For some reason my first attempt looks like a normal plait but its definitely not!