5 cute and easy braid hairstyles for school

We’ve got pretty and easy braid hairstyles that would make you slay at school from Monday to Friday!

Because braids have gorgeously evolved into so many different styles and forms, they’re no longer just a kindergarten look that you’re glad to have finally outgrown. Braid hairstyles are everywhere these days: red carpets, runways, music festivals, fashion and beauty editorials, and YouTube tutorials.

The difficulty level varies for different braid hairstyles; and of course, the more intricate they look, the harder and longer they are to create. Since we want you to be able to rock this style in school, we’ve put together cute looks that are easy enough to make so you don’t have to be late for class. We have one for every school day so you can switch your style as often as you’d like!

Rock the school halls with these cute and easy braid hairstyles

Use a pretty scarf to upgrade your braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Monday: Scarf braid

Start the week with a bang and go for something fabulous like this scarf braid hairstyle. You’re probably well-rested over the weekend, so we’re pretty sure you have the energy to spare to create this look. Pick a nice scarf, tie it around the base of your ponytail, then start weaving it into your braids. Once you get to the ends, use what’s left of the scarf to secure your braid.

Keep it classy with a pretty half-up braided bun hairstyle. Credit: Raquel Brust

Tuesday: half-up braided bun

For something more laid back, try this pretty half-up braided bun style. It’s perfect for a chill day at school and gives just the right touch of feminine vibe. Tie half of your hair into a ponytail, then braid it, securing the end with an elastic. Wrap the braid around itself to create a bun.

Editor’s tip: Before you put half of your hair up in a bun, apply a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops throughout your mane. This will add the gloss and shine that you need and prevent  frizz and fly-aways from popping up.

A high fishtail braid is both practical and pretty. Credit: Raquel Brust

Wednesday: high fishtail braid

Look cute while sweating it out at PE class with this high fishtail braid hairstyle. Just put your hair up in a high ponytail and start braiding, fishtail style. Easy!

braid hairstyles double braid with crooked parting
Add a few twists to the double braid hairstyle for a stylish upgrade. Credit: iStock


Half-up French braid hairstyle for Friyay! Credit: DVORA

Friday: half-up French braid

It’s Friday! Celebrate with a a gorgeous hairstyle that you can take from school to Friday night hang-out with friends. French braid the top half of your hair, and leave the rest bouncy and beautiful.

Editor’s tip: Lightly spray your hair with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to make sure your hairstyle stays in place all day.

Wear these easy braid hairstyles to school and get an A for effort and an F for fabulous!

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