There's no denying it. Braids are in style. Whether it's a classic single braid, French braid, fishtail braid or snake braid, there are endless style possibilities as far as braids are concerned.
However, for those who aren't master hair stylists, figuring out how to do some of these braids on your own may not seem so simple. But don't worry! There are tons of cute (and easy) ways to achieve a great braided do in no time flat!
Probably one of the simplest hair styles to achieve is the three-braid knot. We got this idea from Pinterest, where it was originally pinned by Hair Romano. To start, section your hair into three small ponytails. You will want one near the top of your head, one near the middle and one at the bottom. It might be helpful to use clear elastic, or a ponytail holder that blends with your natural hair color. Next, put each ponytail into a single braid. Wrap each braid into a knot around the ponytail, securing each with bobby pins! The finished look is great for both day and night. For a softer touch, add a few face-framing tendrils!
Snake braids are also super-easy to do and can be worn in a number of ways. We also got this idea from Pinterest, where it was originally pinned by beautylish.com. To start, decide where you want to place the braids. Do you want a half-up hairstyle with braids that meet in the middle, circling your hear like a crown? Or do you want to wear your hair up with a single snake braid for added texture? To create a snake braid, create one standard, single braid. Once you reach the bottom of the braid, hold the middle strand firmly in place, then slide the other two sections upward.
Milkmaid braids are also really simple and totally cute. In fact, many well-known celebs like Mary-Kate Olsen have been spotted wearing this style. To start, section your hair into two equal parts, like you would do to create pig tails. Loosely braid each section of hair, securing it with a clear elastic band at the end. Next, take one braid and wrap it around your head, a few inches behind your forehead. Secure the braid with bobby pins. Then, take the second braid and loop it over your head close to the first one, making sure that the second braid hides the elastic band from the first. Secure the second braid with bobby pins as well. To create a messier look, free a few small pieces of hair at the top of each braid, near your forehead. This hairstyle is a simple, quick and no-fuss. It doesn't matter if strands fall out of place as it adds to the wind-blown, outdoor look!