30+ Cute and Easy Braid Tutorials That Are Perfect For Any Occasion

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Attention all Fashionistas!! Are you sick of just straightening or curling your hair to make it look glamorous? If you want a quick way to transform your look without a haircut, then these braid tutorials are just what you need. These easy hairstyles are just perfect for both Work and Play.

30+ Cute and Easy Braid Tutorials That Are Perfect For Any Occasion

1. Mermaid Tail Braid

Mermaid Tail Braid

Well to be a mermaid you need to have a tail, right? This hairstyle is just beautiful and can be dressy or casual. To get this hairstyle all you have to do is make two individual braids on either side of your head. If you are not good in braiding or you have too much layers, then do not worry as there is no need to be make a neat looking braid. After this, tie both of the braid together at the end and you are done. Use hairspray to manage those flyaways.

Source and Tutorial: topinspired

2. Three Braid Hair-Do

Three Braid Hair-Do

If you normally avoid braiding your hair because the braid does not look full then this hairstyle can help you with that. This braid looks amazing and makes people guess how you made it. Divide your hair into three sections and then braid each section. It will be best if you use clear hair tie. After that, you have to braid the three braids together into one large side braid. The trick is to loosen up the braid after you are done which will give the illusion of thicker hair.

Source and Tutorial: topinspired

3. Braided Bun

 Braided Bun

This hair style is very easy and allows you to look elegant, thus it is prefect if you are running late. First, divide your hair into three sections. The middle section should be thicker than the two on either side. After braiding each section, take the middle braid and turn the braid into a bun. After that, all you have to do is tuck these two braids on either side in the bun. Just remember that one braid should be tucked from above whereas the other one should be tucked from below.

Source and Tutorial: topinspired

4. Heart Braid

Heart Braid

Don’t know what hairstyle to do for the upcoming date? Then try this hairstyle. Start at the back of your part to draw a curved line. This should end just behind the ear and should be repeated on the other side. After that, pick a little bit of hair from the curved part and start reverse French braid from the crown. After reaching the ear, take in more hair into the braid until you reach the nape of your neck. Repeat on the other side and then join both the braids into a ponytail or a bun.

Source and Tutorial: seventeen

5. Waterfall Braid

Waterfall Braid

Elegant, easy and perfect hairstyle when running late- what more do you need? If you are good at French Braid then this braid will be easy for you. Here are some ways that will help you to recreate this look. First curl your hair and then side-part your hair and continue until you reach the other side. When connecting the sides, gather a section from the other side and pull it back so that it meets the braided section. It is best to connect the hair with bobby pins which matches your hair color.

Source and Tutorial: youbeauty

6. Braiding for Short Hair

Braiding for Short Hair

If you love the braided look but never tried it as you got short hair then, say hello to this hairstyle. Curly short hair works best for this hair-do, so it is recommended that you use a curling iron if you have straight hair. The hairstyle can be divided into two parts. For the bottom part you have to roll your hair in the back of your neck. And, in the front will be the braid. You can do a single braid instead of two if you want too. Hairspray can manage the runaway pieces.

Source and Tutorial: thebeautydepartment

7. Triple Braid Bun

Triple Braid Bun

Running late but need to make a good impression? Then, this hairstyle is for you. This hairstyle will give you a classy look which will be perfect for office, parties and even a causal outing with friends or family. Start by making three equal sections and then braid each of them. There is no need to loosen up the braids if you have fuller looking hair. After making the braid you have to turn each braid into a bun and secure it with bobby pin and that is it. Easy, right?

Source and Tutorial: lulus

8. Milkmaid Braid

Milkmaid Braid

This hairstyle has recently been spotted on the runways. But do not be scared to try this look, as it is as easy as it gets. All you have to do is divide your hair into two sections and then braid each one of them. After that, take one braid and bring it up over your head to the other side. Secure the braid with a bobby pin and repeat this step with the other braid. Make sure to tuck the end of the braid under the hair to hide the hair ties.

Source and Tutorial: loveolia

9. Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid

This interesting looking braid is very popular, and believe it or not it is very easy to create this. Start by dividing your hair into two sections. Then take half inch of hair from the left section (outside) and pull the piece across the top of the left section over the right section without twisting it. After that, again take half inch but from right section (outside) and pull it across the top of the right section over the left section. Continue doing this and stop an inch before your hair ends.

Source and Tutorial: wewomen

10. Dutch Braid

Dutch Braid

The popularity of this braid was taken to the next level when “Khalessi” from Games of Thrones started to do this hairstyle. Start from the top of your head with three sections. Braid these sections but you will be crossing under instead of crossing over the middle piece. After crossing it two times take a section from the side to add it to one of the strand and continue on the next side. Continue this till the base of the neck and then continue normal braiding till you reach the end.

Source and Tutorial: bloglovin

11. Headband Braid

Headband Braid

Headbands have been made popular by celebrities and you too can sport this look. With braided headband you can spice up your look and look stunning without even trying. You should know that you have to keep your hair open when sporting this hairstyle and so, it will be best to straighten you hair before starting. Take a section from the top and start braiding till you reach right behind your ear and tuck the end there. You can do this style with four different braids- Lace, French, Dutch and Half-Dutch Braid.

Source and Tutorial: bloglovin

12. Wrap Around Braid

Wrap Around Braid

Thinking what hairstyle to do for this big dinner party? Then try this hairstyle. You have to do an inverted French braid for this look (Dutch Braid). Start from one side with few strands near your part. Once you reach near the ear on the other side, stop and secure it with bobby pins. Then, take few strands from the one side but this time braid little bit away from your part till you reach near the ear. Bring down the remaining hair under the already secured braid and secure with bobby pins.

Source and Tutorial: hairandmakeupbysteph

13. Half Up Crown Braid

Half Up Crown Braid

Perfect for any occasion; this hairstyle is very easy and takes no time. Take few strands from one side of your head and start braiding it. After that, take few strands from the other side and also braid it. There is no need to be equal or neat. The beauty of this hairstyle lies in its imperfection. After this, take one braid and take it to the other side keeping it down to the nape of the neck and pin it in place. Do the same on the other side and your done.

Source and Tutorial: srtrends

14. Messy Braid Crown (Short Hair)

Messy Braid Crown

Are you tired that you cannot do any hairstyle because you have short hair? If yes, then this hairstyle will become your favorite. It is very easy and you need messy hair for this, so making it perfect for second-day hair or bad hair day. Braid few strands of your hair starting from the top of your head and ending at the end of your ear. Do the same on the other side. After this, bring both of these braids together at the back of your head and secure with elastic band.

Source and Tutorial: thewonderforest

15. Twisted Crown braid

Twisted Crown braid

If you are not good at braiding but spend hours and hours looking at braided hairstyles on Instagram or Pinterest then try this one. From the top of your head on one side take two small sections and then add new section to the front and back sections. Now twist the sections together making sure the front one is going over the back section. Stop when you reach the back and just continue with normal twisting. Do the same on the other side and secure both at the back of your head.

Source and Tutorial: twistmepretty

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