Braids are the perfect thing to add to your hair to help change up your typical, everyday look. Regardless of the length of your hair, there are so many different ways that you can wear a braid, so the choice is all yours. You can rock the braids in a high ponytail, wrapped around a bun, or even with some beach waves. All you need to complete the hairstyle are some bobby pins and hair elastics, which you can get at your local beauty store, or even order online on Amazon. Here are 10 simple yet cute braid hairstyles that will keep your look interesting!
1. The Classic French Braid Look
Change up your typical hairstyle by french braiding your hair. You can either do one french braid, or split your hair in two sides and create two french braids. This hairstyle is perfect if you are always on to go, or you are looking for a cute way to pull your hair out of your face without having to use the classic ponytail look. If this is your first time french braiding, follow this tutorial to learn how to do the braid. Tip: It is much easier to practice on someone else’s hair until you figure out how to do it.
2. Fish Tail
The fish tail braid is a much more unique braid and looks beautiful on every hair style and length. You can style your hair in the classic, single fish tail braid, or get a little creative with a half-up, half-down fish tail braid, or even the french fish tail braid. This braid is a little harder to learn, so watch this tutorial to master exactly how to do it!
3. French Braid Ponytail
The french braid ponytail hairstyle is the perfect combination of a braid and a ponytail. In order to create this look, all you have to do is grab a small portion of hair in the front to create the french braid, and pull the rest of the hair back in a ponytail. After you complete the braid, pull it back in the ponytail and attach it with either bobby pins or a hair elastic. If you want to get even more creative, wrap some hair around the ponytail, and curl the ends of the ponytail, to create the cutest hairstyle! This is a perfect hairstyle for work or a date night.
4. Half-Up Half-Down Pull Through Braid
This half-up half-down pull through braid is the perfect look for date night, or a night out with some friends. Impress your friends with this hairstyles, by creating the pull through braid across your head, and adding beach waves or curls to the ends of your hair. Click here to learn how to master this hairstyle.
5. French Braid Bun
Another french braid hairstyle, yet this one is so gorgeous and will give you such a sophisticated look! This hairstyle is perfect for a night out at an event or wedding. You can add some bling bobby pins or a gorgeous hair pin to perfect this look, or even pull out some loose strands of hair to create a more casual, laid-back look. Watch this tutorial to learn how to master the french braid bun. This is one of the braid hairstyles we love!
6. Half Up Braided Crown
Feel like royalty with the half-up braided crown hairstyle! This look is great if you are looking for a cute way to pull your hair out of your face. Be sure to curl the ends of your hair or give it some beach waves to complete the hairstyle. Watch this tutorial to learn how to create the half-up braided crown look. This is one of the best braid hairstyles!
7. Bohemian Side Braid
The bohemian side braid is the perfect hairstyle if you are looking to spice up your typical side braid. Pull all of your hair over to one side and start the top of the braid as a french braid. Once the braid passes your ear, transition into a regular braid, or a fish tail braid if you are feeling adventurous! Pull out some loose hairs to create the perfect Bohemian braid look. Watch this tutorial to follow how to do the braid.
8. Messy Pigtail Braid
Create the perfect messy braid with this messy pigtail braid hairstyle. This hairstyle is perfect for a casual, everyday look, or even for a night out! These braids look amazing on every hairstyle, so don’t get intimidated if you have shorter hair. Follow this tutorial on how to master the messy pigtail braid hairstyle.
9. Reverse Braided Bun
Add a little something to your typical bun with this reverse braided bun hairstyle. This hairstyle is so stylish and a perfect way to show off your highlights, if you have them. Be sure to braid your hair ‘on top’ so that it catches everyones eyes and it’s not hidden below your bun. Follow this tutorial to learn how to perfect this hairstyle.
10. Cross My Heart Braids
This sweet hairstyles looks good on every hair length and is perfect to wear for a party or a special event! You can either tie the two braids together with a hair elastic and curl the bottom of the hair, or get creative and french braid the remaining hair from the original braids. Get super creative with this look and see what you think looks best. Be sure to add some curls to the ends of the hair to make for the perfect hairstyle!