As the weather warms up during the daytime, wearing my hair down becomes less and less appealing. While I am always one to love a quick top knot, sometimes I feel like I need something fresher and a bit more chic. Which of course, brings me to braids.
I learned to braid my own hair while I was young, thanks to many American Girl Dolls to experiment on first. And the great thing about braiding is, once you know how to do it, you know it for life. These are a few styles that have caught my eye—all with tutorials if you click through the links! Can’t wait to give them a whirl…
Pretty Simple :: Knotted Side Braid | Camille Styles
This knotted side braid is quick and easy, and a fun alternative to the traditional three-strand braid.
How to Style a Braided Chignon | A Beautiful Mess
Try a braided chignon to keep hair off your neck on a hot day in the sun.
The Alternative Braid | Twist Me Pretty
This alternative braid is just the right mix of polished and carefree.
Book Club: Braids, Buns, and Twists | Nylon
Perhaps the ultimate festival hair style, this braid crown will have you feeling like you stepped out of a Free People catalog.
Today’s Hair: Messy Side Braid | Vecko Revyn
For a simple look with your hair down, this messy side braid works for day and night.
Pretty Simple :: Fishtail Braid | Camille Styles
Though the fishtail braid can seem intimidating, it’s actually quite simple. I love that it looks better and better as it gets a little messy throughout the day.
Bohemian Side Braid Festival Hair Tutorial | Wonder Forest
For the ultimate boho style, combine the messy side braid with the fishtail braid and voilà—you’re festival- (or party-) ready!