As the seasons change, there is one thing that never goes out of style: braids. With their versatility and seemingly never-ending style options, they can take your look from casual to dressy in no time. As a shorter haired girl, I often need a little inspiration when I pop in my extensions, and thanks to sites like Pinterest, the inspiration is endless. Here are a few styles I definitely want to try, although some look a little more complicated than others!
Pull Through Braid
This technique is so easy and really isn’t a braid, but gives the effect of a bubbly and fun alternative to one. All you need are a few clear elastics to get it done. This style would be awesome in a time crunch!
A little different than your standard French braids! Adding two side-by-side braids helps to showcase your badass babe side (I know you’ve got one!).
Half Up Fishtail Braid
I like how the simple crown braid transitions into a tighter-knit fishtail braid, and the waves add that carefree boho vibe.
Twisty Half Up Pull Through Braid
I love the variation of this pull-through braid and how loose it all looks. It’s a great way to keep your locks out of your face while adding a unique style that looks complicated, but isn’t!
Messy Low Side Fishtail
Effortless and chic. Can I say how much I love this hair colour too?! This loose style could work well for so many occasions!
Double Twist Fishtail
Another unique variation of the half-up fishtail. Adding two twists gives this a bit more interest and adds a little extra volume to your hair. Definitely going to try this one!
Dutch Braid Faux Hawk
For when you want a little volume up top, this faux-hawk braided style is awesome. It’s done by creating a Dutch braid and pulling it out for fullness.
French Fishtail Faux-Hawk
Starting up high gives this the faux-hawk look. I love how this looks with highlighted hair because it gives it such dimension. Basically, create a fishtail French style by adding in pieces as you go. Grab larger chunks for this looser style!
Braided Messy Ponytail
A simple ponytail with lots of volume and a standard braid thrown in can look effortlessly cool in a pinch!
Layered Low Braided Ponytail
Another variation of the above style, with a low and pulled braid on the bottom layer. I love the overall shape of this one with the teased crown!
Mixed Side Braid
A couple of different braids make for an interesting boho look. Starting with wavy hair will add texture and volume so you can be the breezy beauty that you are!