Braids for summer aren’t exactly groundbreaking but they are necessary. A day at the beach or a dip in the pool and anything less than a compact braid will have you seriously considering trading in those long locks for something a little more Ellen-esque. But all braids were not created equal. Over the years, braids have a come a long way from the simple French braids and cute pigtails you donned as a young girl. Let’s take a look at some of the most trendy, intricate, and stylish braids for this summer.
This braided ponytail.
This twisted fishtail.
This side swept fishtail braid.
This lace dutch fishtail wraparound.
This pull through braid.
This thick side braid.
This crown braid with headpiece.
This messy fishtail braid.
These double milkmaid braids.
These braids inside of braids.