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Here's How You Can Do Braids Like A Pro

Braids have long been summer’s coolest hair trend, but we admit, it's not the easiest to pull off, especially when we don't have a professional doing our hair styles on the daily. Messy or tidy, they can make any girl look edgy and playful at the same time. From simple summer looks to more elegant updos, there are many styles of braids you can try out for every occasion. So if you want to up that hair game this summer a la Kardashian, let these step-by-step video tutorials make braids looks easy enough for anyone to try—yes, even you!

 

Dutch Braid

Think of it as French braid, but instead of passing the hair over each strand, you’re doing it underneath. It is perfect if you want to create a headband braid and pigtails.

 

Milkmaid braid

Heading to a formal event? This hairstyle might just be your choice! A milkmaid braid may look complicated, but really it’s just pinned-up pigtails. The key to making it chic? Face-framing fringe!

 

Five-Strand Braid

Mostly spotted at music festivals and on the runway—this five-strand plait takes tons of concentration to create, but in the end, the final basket-weave effect will wow all your Instagram followers for sure!

 

Faux Hawk Braid

If you’re looking for an edgier look, this hairstyle is the way to go. It’s really just a Dutch braid, down the center, and done inside out. Once the braid reaches your neck, tie it into a ponytail and wrap the elastic with your hair.

 

Waterfall Braid

We didn’t forget about you short-haired ladies! Half-up braids are well suited for girls with short hair, but why not spice it up with a waterfall braid!

 

Lead photo from @ethandavid