Ashley Nickell

Freelance writer and editor with 5+ years of experience in creating web content for various online and print publications. Writer at, writing judge at NYC Midnight. Ashley will easily tell you all the differences between dozens of trendy braids and teach you how to master them. Hair tutorials are definitely her cup of tea!

A pull-through braid is a series of ponytails stacked on top of each other to create the appearance of an intricate plait. This look that has been sweeping Pinterest feeds that is far easier to recreate than you can imagine. And the wonderful thing about the hairstyle is that it is actually not a braid at all.

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A Dutch fishtail braid is a versatile style that gives the appearance of thin symmetrical strands meeting at the center of your plait.

Mastering a fishtail braid is an excellent way to stay on trend as you can easily dress it up or down for any occasion.

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