5 (Easy) Braided Hairstyles

Ah, beautiful weather. With spring here, there’s no time like the present to play around with hairstyles that channel boho vibes. I typically gravitate toward “The easier, the better” options, and that often means incorporating braids into my looks.

I grabbed a few essentials that are typically found in every girl’s cabinet – things like bobby pins, hairspray and hair ties – and pulled together 5 easy braided styles that are my go-to. These ‘dos are simple to accomplish and require minimal know-how, so don’t feel like you need to be a salon pro to look the part!

:: Look #1: Multi-Braid Half Up ::

Instructions: Start with your hair all down. On one side of your head, create 2 – 3 individual braids. Make the braids loose enough to be easily pulled back, but tight enough to maintain hold. Secure in place as you do the same on the opposite side of your head. Once you have braids on both sides, secure in the back with a clip.

:: Look #2: French Braid Half Up ::Instructions: Start a French braid at the front of your hair, and keep braiding until you get half-way through. Secure the braid with an elastic band and wrap a small hair strand around band to cover up the elastic. Secure both braid and hair-wrapped elastic band with bobby pins. The remainder of your hair should be loose and down. Spray braid with a hairspray to smooth flyaway hairs.

:: Look #3: French Braid Ponytail ::Instructions: Start a French braid at the front of your hair, and keep braiding until you get half-way through. Where the braid stops in the middle of your head, secure with bobby pins. Take the rest of your hair and pull into a high ponytail, securing with an elastic band. When braid is secure, remove the bobby pins that were securing the braid. Spray sides and ponytail with hairspray to smooth flyaway hairs.

:: Look #4: French Braid Bun ::Instructions: French braid your hair, starting in the front and leading all the way to the bottom back of your head. Once you get approximately 75% done, bring in the remainder of your hair into a low ponytail. Twist hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Spray braid and bun with hairspray to smooth flyaway hairs.

:: Look #5: Loose Braid With A Pop of Color ::

Instructions: The easier, the better! Simply sweep your hair into a loose braid and secure the end with a decorative tie. 

See? Simple and easy braided hairstyles that all require minimal maintenance and leg work to do. I love the laid back ease of all these looks, and regularly wear them on repeat. Do you have other braided styles that you love?


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5 thoughts on “5 (Easy) Braided Hairstyles

  1. Britney Crawley

    You make it look so easy! I’ve always been terrible at braids. My hair is super-fine and soft so it slips out of braids easily. I’ve given up trying, so that makes me even more terrible at it. 😉


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