It’s spring and you have better things to do than blow out your hair. Happily, the braid craze isn’t going anywhere. Here are the three styles you have to try right now, there’s one for every proficiency level.
Level 1: Loose Side Braid
This simple look is a glorified ponytail. All you need is a little texturizing spray and a teasing brush. Perfect for late hairstyling bloomers.
Level 2: Braided Updo
Only slightly more complicated, this ‘do requires a tiny bit of fancy fingerwork in the front—it’s nothing you can’t handle. You’ll end up with a boho-romantic style that works for day-to-day or special events.
Level 3: The Fishtail (pictured above)
This intricate braid looks impossibly complicated, but is actually fairly simple when you break it down step-by-step. Visual learner? Flip through our gallery.
Gussy up your braids with brightly colored Twistbands. We’re partial to the neon Maria set.