The variety of hairstyles you can create with braids is astounding. They can go from workout casual to wedding chic to work appropriate in minutes and work with just about any hair type. So to get you out of your winter hair rut, we’ve rounded up some inspiring spring styles-most of which you may not have seen before! It’s absolutely amazing at times to see what we can do with our hair.
Faux Hawk Braid
Who knew a braid could look so rock n’ roll? If you’re looking for an edgier do, this faux hawk braid is definitely the way to go. It’s really just a French braid, down the center, and done inside out (also known as a Dutch braid). Once the braid reaches the your neck, tie it into a ponytail and wrap the elastic with your hair.
If your hairstyle needs a little oomph (or your cowlick is misbehaving), this look is a great solution. Just take a small section of hair on one side of your head and French braid it toward the back of your head. This look works with wavy, straight, or curly hair.
Braided Crown Ponytail
To get the braided crown effect without full up-do, try creating one braid along your forehead, adding pieces from behind as you go. Continue the braid along your hairline and pull the rest back into a sleek ponytail.
Double Dutch Braids
For a unique take on the classic pigtail braids, try two Dutch braids that lay straight back, parallel to your scalp. Thicken the look by pulling on the braid and separating the hair a bit.
Tied with a Bow
This sweet, feminine look works for just about any spring occasion. Simply create two small braids on either side of your head and tie back with bow.
We didn’t forget about you short hair ladies! Half-up braids are well suited for shorter hair, but why not spice yours up with a fishtail braid instead? The texture is unique and the look is versatile enough for any occasion.
If you are just beginning your styling experiments, try the hairstyle you like on the week-end when you are not in the rush to test it.