We know that not everyone learned to braid at slumber parties in the seventh grade, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines while other women rock all the trendiest looks. Nope! Braiding is truly one of the easiest things you can do to change up your hairstyle and it takes a lot less elbow grease than you think. “I wear braids all the time. Everyone thinks it’s so hard, but it’s not,” says Emily Theobald, our model for this tutorial. As you’re about to see, she’s right.
To help break down the easy how-tos, we hit up hair guru Bethany Brill, who got us through this crash course in no time. Even without a personal braiding coach by your side, these looks are all 100% doable on a broad mix of hair lengths and textures. Trust us, you got this.
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Photographed by Winnie Au; Hair and Makeup by Bethany Brill; Styled by Jennifer Steele