We’ve all been there – lusting over online pics of braided hairstyles we’d never be able to do, and yearning for braids we can do ourselves in the mirror. Well, look no further! Here are 20 easy hair plaits that will make you look chic with minimal effort.
1) Fishtail Braid
This fishtail braid will make you look groomed without detracting from your luscious locks!
2) The Side French Plait
For a laid-back look, incorporate a side French plait into your ponytail!
3) Plaited Bun
This plaited bun creates a half-up, half-down look — the best of both worlds!
4) Messy Bun
This messy rose bun looks sophisticated, but it requires only a very simple braid!
5) The Half Back Pigtail Braids
Here’s a braided hairstyle that you can do last minute and still look fab.
6) Braided Crowns
Braided crowns over straight hair like this one are a breeze to construct, yet so flattering.
7) The Wavy Crown
If you fancy a slightly more bohemian look, curl or texture your hair with sea salt for a wavy version of the braided crown look.
8) Short Hair Braids
This style proves that braids can look equally cute with short hair.
9) A Bold French Plait
This super bold French plait is sure to turn heads.
10) Ponytail Hair Plaits
Try these distinctive crossed ponytail hair plaits for a quirky look.
11) The Side Braid
A chic side braid looks great in chin-length hair.
12) Double French Plait
This double French plait leaves enough hair to create an adorable pigtail effect.
13) The Megabraid Bun
If you have existing hair extensions or superlong braids, you can make a truly awesome megabraid bun like this one!
14) Perfect For Short Or Long Hair
Graceful and put together, yet easy… the ideal hairstyle!
15) Statement Box Braid Bun
This epic statement box-braid bun rocks!
16) The Faux Hawk Braid
If you can French plait, this lovely fauxhawk braid will take no time.
17) The Subtle Braid
This graceful braid will accentuate long flowing locks.
18) Accessorise With A Bandana
Break out your favourite bandanna or silk scarf and wrap it around your box-braid bun!
19) The Messy Plait
The messy-chic of deconstructed plaits makes them easy to style, and if you’ve got fine hair, pull soft wispy strands out to frame your face.
20) For Thick Hair
If you have thick, heavy hair, it can be hard to get plaits to stay in place. This one is designed specially for you!