4 Easy braided hairstyles you can do everyday

All Things Hair | 14 January 2017

Never get caught in a styling rut again!


Feeling well and truly bored of your usual day-to-day hairstyle? Want to shake things up in a fun and playful way? Then you need to try out one of the hottest braided hairstyles of the season! Not only are braids super on-trend right now, but there is also a wealth of different styles to choose from, that will instantly elevate your everyday style.

But that’s not even the best bit, because braided hairstyles don’t have to be incredibly complex, difficult and time-consuming – far from it! In fact, there are loads of easy looks you can achieve at home. Need more convincing? Then here’s a rundown of 4 super simple braided updos that you can create every day…

4 Easy-to-create braided hairstyles to try now


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Braided hairstyles: Double milkmaid braids. Credit: Dvora

The double milkmaid braids

If you’re after something with ultra feminine vibes, we think we have just the thing for you! This twist on the classic milkmaid braid is quick and easy to achieve, and what’s more, it’s also super versatile. Note: this look works best of you have medium to long length locks!

How to get the look:

1. Start by separating your hair into 4 low pigtails, plaiting each section, and securing with clear hairbands.

2. Now, take one of the braids and pull it up over your head, before securing it about an inch from your hairline with a bobby pin or 2.

3. Next, repeat this process with a braid from the opposite side and secure it behind the first one.

4. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the another 2 braids.

5. Finally, secure with a generous dose of TRESemmé Superior Hold Hairspray to ensure your look stays in place all day!

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Braided hairstyles: The side French braid. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The side French braid

Now, braided hairstyles aren’t solely reserved for ladies with longer locks, don’t you know? Oh no, those of us with shorter hair can get in on the action, too! And this side French braid is just perfect for shorter manes.

How to get the look:

1. First, create a deep side parting (it doesn’t matter which side you choose).

2. Next, starting from the parting and working towards the opposite temple, start French braiding a section of hair, about an inch wide, along your hairline.

3. Stop braiding after about 2 inches and then plait your hair down to the end, securing it with a clear hairband.

4. Finish by styling the rest of your hair however you prefer (a textured, bedhead-inspired look works perfectly with this style!).

girl with long brown hair wearing a flower braid hairstyle
Braided hairstyles: Flower braid. Credit: Dvora

The flower braid

Do you like to show off all your hard-earned hair length? Then this is the ‘do for you, as it give you the taming power of an updo, with the freedom of wearing your locks down! It’s girly, quirky and cool in equal amounts, so what’s not to love?

How to get the look:

1. Take an inch-wide section of hair from each side of your head, just above your ears. Then twist each section back towards the centre and secure with a clear hairband.

2. Next, take a 2-inch section of hair from below your hairband and braid it, before securing with another hairband.

3. Wrap the braid around its base until you have formed you flower shape. Once you’re happy, secure in place with bobby pins.

4. Finally, spritz the rest of your mane with some Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Spray, for a textured, lived-in look!

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Braided hairstyles: Braided bun. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The braided bun

Don’t be fooled by it’s intricate appearance, because this braided hairstyle is about as easy as they come! A quirky take on the classic bun, this braid will instant add a stylish twist to any everyday look.

How to get the look:

1. Start by gathering your hair into a low ponytail and securing it with a hairband at the nape of your neck.

2. Next, plait your hair into a traditional 3-strand braid, securing it with another hairband once you reach the end.

3. Now, wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail to form a bun, pinning it in place with as many bobby pins as you need!

4. Finish with a generous mist of the VO5 Classic Styling Firm Hold Hairspray, et voila: you’ve completed your look. See, we told you it was easy!


Enjoyed learning how to style you mane with these simple braided hairstyles? We thought so. Which is why we think you should shimmy on over to our Braids page, where you will find loads of quick and easy how-to guides, to give your tresses a seasonal shake-up!

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