Think simple braids for long hair don’t exist? Here are 9 easy braided hairstyles for long hair that’ll convince you otherwise!
Keep waking up with zero time to style your long hair? Fed up of bedhead hair days and want to shake things up in a fun playful way? Then you definitely need to try out one of these stylish, time-saving easy braids for long hair, below.
While you might think braids take forever to create, the easy braided hairstyles for long hair we’ve found are perfect for plaiting rookies and guaranteed to elevate your mane game. So, the only question is: which beautiful braid will you rock tomorrow?
9 seriously easy braids for long hair that’ll make you feel put together
1. Braided ponytail
This sultry low style keeps frizz and sweat at bay, while still looking discreetly polished. After all, with a full work day ahead, you’re going to need a hairstyle that does triple duty — and this look does just that!
2. Loose side braid
Everyone needs a quick, messy braided hairstyle in their mane dairies, right? If you’re yet to fill your pages with one, take a look at this textured, loose side braid we spotted on Elizabeth Olsen!
To get the look, all you need to do is a create a side ponytail and weave it into a regular 3-strand braid into it. Yep that really is it. And guess what? It works best with bedhead hair (hooray!).
Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake it (AKA gently pulling apart each section of the braid) and prepare to be amazed by its thicker appearance.
3. Fancy fishtail side braid
When you get bored of rocking a standard side braid, you can easily spice up your life and your hair by trying out a fancy fishtail braid, instead. Just look at how Eleanor Tomlinson rocks it and then you’ll be as smitten as we are.
Psst: Want to know how to fishtail plait like a pro? Here’s how you can create a pretty fishtail braid at home.
4. Rope twist braid
Still finding it hard to braid? No problem, just do the twist by creating a rope braid! With a braid this unique, you’ll be out of the front door in no time. Thanks for the #hairinspo, Katy Perry!
Editor’s tip: Before you split your ponytail into 2 sections to create your twist, apply a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Beautifying Oil to your mane. This will make your locks shimmer and keep frizz and flyaways in check.
5. Half-up, half-down braid
Got a wedding to attend? On the hunt for elegant, easy braids for long hair to do yourself? Just take a peek at the picture above!
6. Braided top knot
This braided top knot style (a la Haley Hasselhoff) is perfectly on trend with its sporty-chic vibes. However, if you want to make it exude high-fashion vibes instead, just wrap some ribbon around it! You’ll have everyone thinking you just stepped off the runway.
See? Simple braids for long hair don’t have to be boring, especially with a stunning array of hair accessories around.
7. Milkmaid braid
When it comes to braids for long hair, easy and elegant should be top criteria. And with the milkmaid braid you’ll have both in a pinch! Why? Its pretty, practical, Jennifer Lawerence-approved and ready to make you have a good hair day, that’s why.
But before you get jelly, just check out our milkmaid tutorial to learn how to get the look at home.
8. Boxer braids
So, if you’re looking for easy braids for long hair to do yourself, that will also show off your Rapunzel locks, this look is destined for you. #Slay!
9. Braided fringe
This look holds up beautifully and will see you through from desk to dusk in style! Now you can’t argue with that, can you?
If you’re looking for more easy braided hairstyles for long hair, get on over to our Braids page pronto, to discover the latest trends and styling tips from our lovely editors.