Doing your hair is fun, but incorporating some braids is even more fun! Whether on the side, the top, or at the base of your hair, braids take any hairstyle up a few notches on the awesome scale! Take the 10 Braided Hairstyle ideas we are sharing and get to practicing your next hair venture!

1. Bohemian Side Braid Hairstyle

BOHEMIAN SIDE BRAID HAIRSTYLEsource : thewonderforest.com

Begin with parting your hair, bigger half toward the side you want the braid to hang from. Take the large portion, separating smaller portions and start a 3 strand braid downward leaving it loose for the moment. Take the opposite side and loosely twist it pulling it toward the other side. Take both end portions and a third much thinner strand and begin a fishtail braid leaving a decent amount of your ends loose. Go back to your initial braid and pull each strand out slightly giving the braid volume then coat with a layer of hair spray to give it some hold.

 

2. Boho Crown Braid Hairstyle

boho crown braid hairstylesource : littlemissmomma.com

Section off a nice portion of the top of your hair offset from the center. Begin a 3 strand braid in the opposite direction adding a section of hair from the top as you’re intertwining them. Laying a new layer over the last will give you a unique design. Continue braiding on the outline of your hair until you reach the front and all strands are combined into one tail. Take the finished tial and pull it over the begining of the braid over lapping it and pinning it down. Go over the entire braid and stretch each loop out giving it a larger look.

3. Bow Braid Hairstyle

bow braid hairstylesource : hairromance.com

Start with one braid on the one side of your head. Take a bobby and stretch it out to give you a V-shaped tool. Take the pin, using the closed end, push it under one strand of the braid. Grab a strand of hair, create a loop and pull it through the pin. Holding one end of the loop, pull the hair through the braid with the pin and create an even sized loop on the other side. Continue this process until you reach the desired look.

4. Braided Headband Hairstyle

BRAIDED HEADBAND HAIRSTYLEsource : hairromance.com

Grab a portion of hair from one side of your head and create a loose 3 strand braid. Widen each loop to the desired width while not shortening the braid too much. Pull the braid over to the other side and pin it in place.

5. Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

fishtail braid hairstylesource : oncewed.com

Comb through the hair thoroughly getting rid of all knots. Grab two even strands of hair and cross one over the other, overlapping with a new strand each time. Once you reach the edge of the hair you will separate two even sections of hair. From the left side you will take a small portion from the outside and cross it over the left section into the right section. You will then take a small portion from the right side and cross it over in the same manner into the left side and continue this process until the braid reaches the desired length.

6. French Braid Hairstyle

french braid hairstyle

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Beginning from the top center, grab three even strands of hair and start to braid downward. With every loop, pull more hair into the braid until you reach the bottom and tie off at the desired point.

7. Lace Braid Hairstyle

Lace Braid Hairstylesource : stylecraze.com

Part the hair off center to one side. From the top of the larger portion, begin a three strand braid away from the part and to the rear of the head.Continue until you reach the edge of the hairline and let the braid continue detached from the scalp. Repeat the same process on the next braid.

8. Pigtail Braids Hairstyle

Pigtail Braids Hairstylesource : kassinka.com

Separate your hair evenly down the middle. Take one side and begin your three strand braid toward the back of your head. Braid until it detaches from your scalp until you reach the desired length for the braid. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side. One complete, pull the braided loops outward to achieve the width for your desired look.

9. Triple Braid Hairstyle

triple braid hairstylesource : hair.pixiie.net

Let your hair loose and separate one third of it holding the other section together with a clip. Braid a three strand braid the first section. Make the other two section even with the first and repeat this process for both. Once all three are complete, take the and braid them all together in the same manner. Tie off at the end.

10. Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

waterfall braid hairstyle

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Create a part in your hair offset from the center. From the smaller side take 2 strands, one from the front and one from the top pulling the portion closer to the face back over the top section. Pull a new section from the top of your head over the front portion and let it fall, then pull the overlapped portion over the falling one. Twist the two sections together around the falling piece and repeat the same steps for the next falling piece until you reach the back of the scalp. Once you reach the back of the head, create a three strand braid locking the hair style in and pin it down under the unused portion of hair to hide the end.