100 Easy and Stylish Summer Braid Hairstyles

Emily Gold 07-12-2016 AM ET / 0 Shares

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.

braided ponytail

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This twisted fishtail.

twist and fishtail combo

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This side swept fishtail braid.

side swept fishtail braid

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This lace dutch fishtail wraparound.

 lace dutch fishtail wraparound

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This pull through braid.

pull through braid

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This thick side braid.

big voluminous side braid

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This crown braid with headpiece.

crown braid with headpiece

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This messy fishtail braid.

messy fishtail braid

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These double milkmaid braids.

double milkmaid briads

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These braids inside of braids.

braids inside of braids

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