23 Deceptively Easy Braid Tutorials

I get so frustrated when it comes to doing my hair! I see these wonderful styles online (ahem…thanks Pinterest) and when I try them my hair ends up in horrid tangles. This roundup from Buzzfeed isn’t like that at all and I’m so excited to feature it here today. These fancy ‘dos’ look complicated but you will be blown away by how easy they are! I can’t wait to try the relaxed french braid (#7) and I’ve got my eye on the zig zag braid too (#23)!

Find all 23 here…

BuzzFeed – 23 Creative Braid Tutorials That Are Deceptively Easy

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diy hair tutorial

I need a new look. Desperately. I’ve been rockin’ the same style for too long and the time has come for a change. My good friend Winston Churchill said that “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” So true! I want my hair to be perfect, so of course I need to change it! lol. Which of these should I try first? They are super cute and have great tutorials and pics to help get the perfect ‘do.’

See all the fabulous tutorials here…

Mixer2Mower: 20+ Spectacular DIY Hair Tutorials You Should Try

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37 Darling Little Girls Hairstyles

How precious! Thanks Buzzfeed for gathering all of these adorable kiddo hairstyles into just one place for us! (A couple of these adults could get away with too!) Any little girl will feel like a princess with one of these up-do’s. Whether it is for picture day or everyday, learning how to style this entire collection is a must!

Learn how to style them all here…

Buzzfeed – 37 Creative Hairstyles For Little Girls

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Upside Down French Braid Bun

My hair is finally long enough to do fun things with. It’s so exciting! I can rock the cheerleader pony and I have a couple french twists that are my go-to’s but I am ready to try new things. If you have medium length hair, can french braid, and can handle the blood rushing to your head, then you can do this. I’ve got the first two pre-reqs but I’ll have to work on number three! Have fun!

Find the tutorial here…

LuxyHair – Upside Down French Braid Bun (VIDEO)

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heart shaped braid tutorial

This was just too cute not to share with you guys! It was part of our recent Valentine’s day roundup you can see here: (41 Exciting DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas) I know how much you guys love braids so I wanted to make sure you saw this in case you missed it. Head over to The Beauty Department for the full photo tutorial and written instructions.

Here’s the link…

TheBeautyDepartment – The Heart Braid Tutorial

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holiday hairstyles rudolph bun

Isn’t this totally cute?! This is the perfect idea for a Christmas party. You can even wear this to an ugly Christmas Sweater party and know you have done everything you can to take the win. There’s tons of other super fun ideas at the Little Piggies blog as well. Take a look!

Here’s the link to the full tutorial and more photos…

PrincessPiggies – Rudolph Bun Tutotial

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types of hair braids

I found an awesome round up from the Six Sisters featuring 25 easy hairstyles with braids and each has a link to the tutorial so you can learn how to actually do it yourself!

Here’s the link to all 25 braids and Six Sisters’ full article: SixSistersStuff – 25 Hairstyles With Braids

With so many different ways to braid hair it can be difficult to know which to choose. This guide will look at some favorite braids that not only look great, but are also extremely easy for anyone to do.


– Double Y Braid
– Braided Top Knot
– Braided Bun
– Four Stranded Plait
– Boho Crown

Double Y Braid

The Double Y Braid looks amazing and looks like it took ages to do. However, it’s actually surprisingly simple and shouldn’t take you long to master. This is best for people with long hair who want to tidy it up and keep it organised.

Start by sectioning the hair into four parts, two at the back, and two either sides of the shoulders. Braid the two back bunches of hair into regular pigtails. Then start braiding the two smaller front sections of hair.

When braided the front two sections of hair can be bought around to the back of the head and wrapped around, then secured in place using pins.

The two longer back sections of hair should be folded and then secured onto the back of the head. This creates a bun which looks very tidy and elegant.

Braided Top Knot

The braided top knot is another great braided up-do which is very easy for anyone to create. Start by taking two small sections of hair at the front of your head and braiding them into a tiny braid. Then pull all of the hair back and braid it into a tight pony tail, try to make sure this is high up on your head. Form a bun by wrapping the end of the pony tail around the base and hair band which secures everything in place. Then use bobby pins to hold the bun firmly in position.

Braided Bun

Start by collecting all of your hair together and putting a hair band around it. The base of the hair band should be in the position where you want the bun. Section the pony tail into two pieces, form a bun with the one and secure in place using bobby pins.

The other piece should be braided and then wrapped around the base of the bun. This can all be secured in position by using more bobby pins.

Four Stranded Plait

The four stranded plait looks instantly different to a typical braid. It’s perfect to mid length or long hair, and it is also suitable for use with hair extensions. Start by de-tangling your hair using a brush. Then the hair needs to be sectioned into four pieces, try to make each section roughly the same size.

Then it’s just a matter of plaiting all of the sections of hair together as with a normal braid. This is more difficult since you will have four sections to deal with. However, it’s well worth it as the finished result looks amazing. Just keep alternating the pieces of hair you weave together.

Boho Crown

The boho crown looks stylish while also being quite a relaxed style. To do this take a section of hair at the front of your head, starting in your parting. Then start to braid this to the ends of your hair. Then secure this in place, keep on working around the back of your head working in extra hair as you go. With patience you will get a braid which goes right around your head as a crown. Bobby pins can then be used to secure the braids in place.

Additional Resources: Looking for more braided hairstyles?
Don’t miss this article by Latest-Hairstyles and also this styles by Lipstick.