Braids are always a fun go-to hairstyle for the summer. It is chic, easy to do, and keeps your hair off of your face, which is always a good thing so you can stay fresh all the time. But that does not even take into account the versatility offered by braided hairstyles. There is a limitless possibility on what you can do with your hair and how you style it!
Check out these three hairstyle ideas you can try with braids this summer (credits to Kalyn Nicholson for this tutorial video):
1. Start by separating a small section of your hair (maybe your fringe) and then dividing that into two. When you create the division, work from top to bottom, not side by side.
2. Separating the top section of the hair, start forming a three-strand braid. As you do this, take out small sections of hair from the top and add that into the braid. Continue doing this until you reach about halfway down the length of your hair. When you reach the end, tug at the braids slightly to add more volume.
3. Use a bobby pin to secure the braided section to the back of your head. At this point, you may now shift your focus towards the remaining section of the hair along the hairline (the one you left out of earlier).
4. Do the exact same thing as you did above. When you reach the end of your hair strand, secure it in place with an elastic tie. Add this to the initial braided strands that you had secured to the back of the head. You can leave the rest of your hair down. You can either style it straight or wavy – it’s up to you.
1. Start by gathering a big chunk of hair near the hairline (or where your fringe is at). Start braiding it until you reach the end. Again, pull at the braids when you are done to give it more volume and thickness. Use an elastic tie to secure the ends.
2. Gather the rest of your hair and form it into a low ponytail. Before you tie the low ponytail, take the piece of hair that you just braided along with the ponytail.
3. Tie your hair together using an elastic tie and then twist the ends to form a low bun.
1. Begin by creating a deep side part (you choose which side you want to work on). Separate a two-inch section of hair along the hairline then start braiding it using a three-strand braid method. However, bring in more strands of hair into the braid as you move down the hair length.
2. When you are done, gather your hair at the back to form a low ponytail. Make sure to secure the braided section of hair along with your ponytail. Allow small strands of hair to fall loosely along the hairline to help frame your face as well as give an undone feel to the look.
Now that you know the step-by-step tutorial, let us see how to do these hairstyles:
Which of these braided hairstyles are you going to try this summer?