09/13/2012 11:35 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

New York Fashion Week Backstage Beauty: Fishtail Braids At Tory Burch, Nicole Miller And More (PHOTOS)

Goodbye French braid, and hello fishtail! The sea-inspired braided hairstyle made a big splash at New York Fashion Week, proving this is spring 2013's hottest plait.

Top models like Jourdan Dunn took to the runway at Tory Burch sporting fishtail pigtails (one hanging in the front, while the other fell down the back) with wispy flyaways. A team of hair pros backstage at Nicole Miller tucked teeny-tiny braids behind the ears, nearly hidden underneath straight strands. Over at Kimberly Ovitz, Aveda's global creative director Antoinette Beenders juxtaposed a slicked-back front with a messy tail using Brilliant Spray-On Shine and a kabuki brush. While Bob Recine for PHYTO on fashioned a four-handed fishtail braid and secured it with black head straps at VPL. Kinda kinky, don't you think?

Click through the slideshow below to see these fishtail braid hairstyles, and tell us in the comments section which look is your favorite.

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Fishtail Braids At NYFW