12 Easy Braided Hairstyles You have to try
I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with braids which were all of the craze last year after Coachella. I’ve loved braids since they were rocked by all my favourite movie protagonists Lara Croft and Katniss Everdeen. There is something completely bad ass about braids, but at the same time can be worn elegantly in various styles. That is the beauty of braids – they are versatile and can be dressed for different occasions. And my absolute favourite thing about them: they are the easiest fix to a bad hair day. When my hair isn’t behaving and feeling a bit flat, I simply put it into a braid to hold it together. Throughout the day they loosen up and still look good messy! Win-win! Here are some absolutely gorgeous and easy braided hairstyles for your chosen occasion:
1. Woven Braid
There are so many ways to create the woven braid style. A lot of them look extremely difficult, however, there are so many YouTube videos out there to guide you into the right braid! Just like this six strand braid shown in the image above. It gives extra dimension to the standard braid as it is thicker and has more layers and texture. View the YouTube video on how to achieve this look on the source link.
2. Braided Crown
The braided crown is so mesmerising as it frames the face and highlights all your features. It can be styled neat, messy, criss-crossed or weaved. There is something quite regal about the braided crown that can be worn in a formal event, or messy with some flowers for more of a Boho look.
3. Flower Braid
The most exquisite of all braid designs is this flower braid. I love that you can be so creative with this style – you can do this with the standard braid or fishtail braids for different effect. It is so pretty!
4. Milkmaid Braids
Milkmaids may be a thing of the past, but these braids sure aren’t. There is something quite innocent and demure about the milkmaid braid, while also fun and playful. It can add the perfect touch to a high neck dress for an evening event.
5. Undone French Easy Braided Hairstyles
The undone French braid is perfect for the boho girl. It is ideal for wearing out to the park and the beach because it appeals to the wilder side and nature. It would be cute with a sun dress or a pair of overalls.
6. Fishtail Braids
I wish my hair was long enough to adorn some elegant fishtail braids. They look really elaborate and complicated to do, but can be quite easy once mastering the basics. They can be worn half up, relaxed, tight or fashioned various ways. Fishtail braids are so distinct that they are now making appearances in weddings and formals, or simply for every day wear.
7. Fake Faded Undercut
The fake faded undercut is such an edgy look that it borders on bad-ass. Basically, create a few thin braids on the opposite side of your fringe like cornrows to create the illusion of a fade and style the hair around it. I preferably love this look with nice wavy hair to make the fake fade really pop, or it can also be worn with straight hair.
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8. Double Dutch Pony
If you have nice long hair, why not double dutch? This is the hair style for all the cool chicks out there to create a hip hop vibe like Kim Kardashian. The good thing about the double dutch pony is that they are quite tight and secure, so you can wear them to last.
9. Simple Braided Cornrows
This is the ultimate gangster look, for the hood chick with the most street credibility. This would be an awesome look to rock to the hippest rnb nightclub in town!
10. Messy Braids
The best part about wearing messy braids is that they require minimal effort but still look a million dollars. They are effortless, easy to maintain and can save you time from having to shampoo and condition your hair.
11. Mohawk Braid
Mohawk braids are the best fix up for a bad fringe day… or is that just me? Give your hair a bit of extra volume and lift with the mohawk braid.
12. Waterfall Braid
Last but not least, the prettiest of them all – the braid that falls like beautiful ringlets cascading from the top like a waterfall. This would be beautiful for a formal or evening event as it rings of sophistication and class.
We hope you have fun rocking all these gorgeous easy braided hairstyles!