7 Braided Hairstyles That Are Fun & Easy

by Diana Ajih on August 19, 2010

in Hairstyles

Braided hairstyles are fun and easy to do. Even celebrities love them! Want to learn how to recreate these gorgeous hair styles at home? Then check out some of these fab looks below!

Braided Chignon

Here’s one of my favorite braided updos for long hair!

 Jessica Alba hair at the 2008 Academy Award show definitely got my attention. Her braided chignon hairstyle is the perfect look for a wedding, prom, bridesmaid, or just for fun (Change it up with a side chignon!). Check out this video on how to recreate this hairstyle at Teen TV.

Braided Ponytail

marchesa spring 2013 sculpted braid

This sculpted braid look was seen down at New York Fashion Week at Marchesa’s Spring/Summer ’13 show. To recreate this look, see the step-by-step tutorial here.

rodarte fw 2013 hair

Rocker Princess Braid Tutorial here

Braided Headband

crown braid tutorial

Crown Mesh Braid via Hot Beauty Health.

nonoo spring 2013 hair

Frida Kahlo-esque hair look that is soft pretty feminine. To achieve this look, read the step-by-step tutorial here.

Loose Side Braid

lucy hale teen choice awards

The messy loose side braid look is one of the easiest hairstyles to attempt when you’re short on time. Recreate Lucy Hale’s Loose side braid by checking out this tutorial!

Wear a more sleek loose braided hairstyle like Amanda Seyfried.

How to do it: Make a deep side part. Pro tip: If you normally wear your hair to the left, switch to the right, and vice versa. Styling your hair in the opposite direction of what it’s used to will give a bit of natural lift at the root, says Maggiore. Gather hair at the base of the neck and make a loose braid. Use an elastic the same color as your hair for a softer look. Then, with fingers, tug and separate the braid all over so it becomes messy and uneven—this final part is the key to the updated ‘do. You now have one of trendiest braids.

Products: Mousse (Garnier Fructis Style Volume Injection Mousse); Root Lifter (TIGI Catwalk Root Boost)

Source: Shine

Fish Tail

fishtail braid

Pamela Love’s Fishtail Braid tutorial here

mermaid fishtail braid tory burch

Mermaid-like fishtail braids seen at the Tory Burch S/S ’13 runway show. Get tutorial here!

Another great braid tutorial!

Small Braid

Wear a small braid in an updo like Molly Sims.

Go for a bohemian hairstyle feel like Rachel Bilson. Bohemian hairstyles make for a great summer hair look and they’re very easy to do. Take a small section of hair down each side of your head and braid each one. To make the braid loose, run your fingers from the bottom to the top after you secure them. Take the two braids and pin them at the back of your head with a bobby pin and now you have your bohemian hair look!

Fun & Funky

kate bosworth mohawk braid 02

Kate Bosworth Mohawk-Inspired Braid. Get the hair tutorial here.

messy 5 strand braid

I love this fun and messy 5-strand braid hairstyle.  Recreate the look here!

Have you ever tried any braided looks yet? Hopefully these styles will give you the inspiration needed to try this cool hair trend.

Happylifetips August 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm

love it! great inspiration for bad hair day

luis vitton September 14, 2011 at 12:56 am

ove it! great inspiration for bad hair day

felli February 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

I think this is a great idea for the girls when they want to braid hair

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