Braided Ponytail Get the best of both worlds with this braided ponytail hairstyle for long hair. Divide your hair at the back into two sections. Start making a fishtail braid and once you’ve gone left to right (or right to left) twice, tie the rest of your hair in a ponytail. Now, isn’t that simple and adorable? You could do the same with a regular braid if a fishtail braid isn’t your cup of tea.