Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

3 Braided Hairstyles That You Can Actually Do!

  1. Begin Slideshow
    braidsopener

    0

    SHARES

    0 comments
    See All Slides

    It's hard to pinpoint exactly when the whole braid craze started (we'll chalk it up to the side-braid at Alexander Wang's spring '10 show). But if this summer is any indication, the plait party's momentum shows no signs of letting up—in other words, braids are kind of a big deal. There's the milkmaid, the over-the-shoulder, French braids, braids tucked into buns, mini-braids interwoven into hair, French braids that give the illusion of an under-cut, the braid as a headband, fishtail braids…we could go on and on. And while it's proven to be a hairstyle rife with inspiration, the complicated mechanics of creating the many lusted-after looks can be daunting. So, to cut out the intimidation factor, we created three amazing braided hairstyles with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions: The ever-baffling fishtail braid (we swear, it's easier than it looks!), a French braid-bun combo, and a delicate, crown-inspired style. Get ready to break out the skills!


    styling by by ; photos by by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

An Office Revamp So Amazing You'll Want To Redo Yours ASAP

Sometimes you just need to start over. Before the turnaround, K's office was all sage green and burgundy with craftsman furniture and a big chunky executive desk. When she called us, she was ready with some furnishing ideas, but the Homepolish designer we matched her with, Heidi, suggested she wipe the slate clean. The read

Shopping

The Outnet Has All Your Holiday Sparkle Needs Covered

Every year, we tell ourselves we'll start planning for the holidays a little earlier. But, once we get that first festive RSVP in our inbox, the rest just snowball in, and suddenly we're booked through New Year's. Luckily, The Outnet is giving us a reason to actually look forward to the hustle — and elevating our read