Braided hairstyles have been around since the dawn of time…and it’s clear they’re not going anywhere, like, ever. Braids are chic, sometimes simple, and a commitment-free way to change up your style — or even just look put together when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
Check out our round-up of our favorite plaited hairstyle, which can work from festival season to a glamourous dinner date. We’ve even got a braided look for short hair!
Why have two braids running along the side when you can combine them as one giant basket braid in the back? Cheat by leaving a length of hair down the center, then just braid the two side braids together for spectacular style that works day to night! To give your hair some volume as you plait, spray on THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo
An angled waterfall braid is a super braid for any occasion. Make sure you bring a clear hair elastic on your finger to secure the braid on the go. Top it off with a light spray of Tousled Texturizing Mist
to keep it casually in place.
Want some extra flair? Go for a side braid with ribbon! Apply a quarter-size dollop of Moxie Magnifying Mousse
to dry hair for a thicker braid, then gather it into a side pony. Add ribbons to the base and loosely braid together! Bye bye basic braid!
Make that Starbucks run a bit more chic with this hip side style. Start right above your ear and create a Dutch braid. (All you have to do is thread the sections under instead of over, like you do on a French braid.) When you’ve reached the end of your hair, pin the braid behind your loose hair and finish with a spritz of Refinish Control Hairspray
Who doesn’t love a French braid, especially one with some extra flair? Braid your hair as normal, secure it with a hair band and then wrap it around into a bun, pinning it up with clear bobby pins. Add fullness and height as you braid with Reshape Root Lifter
Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean you can’t have a braid! Start your braid from a center part and stop right behind your ears. Tuck it in with a clear pin and make sure it stays by using some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy
as you make your braid.