7 Braid Tutorials to Perfect Over Summer Break

Often times, we have super high expectations for summer break—lots of BFF time, bonding with your family and tons of outdoor activities. But when it comes to reality, there always seems to be a lot more downtime during summer break than anticipated.

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So, instead of cooping up inside binge-watching Netflix,why not perfect your braiding skills? We've hand-selected our fave tutorials so you can become a total pro before the school bell rings this fall.

Inside Out French Braid (Dutch Braid)

Inside out French braids is easily one of the most popular hairstyles right now, but it can be a little tricky to do on yourself. Don't worry, all you need is a little bit of practice! YouTuber Roxxasaurus breaks it down really well.


Four Strand Braid

The four strand braid is a simple way to elevate your everyday braid. We love this one when we're in a pinch and want to look pulled together but still effortless. Creating the four-strand braid is kind of like braiding bread. Check out this fun tutorial HERE.


Crown Braid

Want to be a boho goddess? Then you've got to learn how to crown braid! This hairstyle can be dressed up or down, and works on almost all hair lengths from shoulder length to long. YouTuber Kayley Melissa put together this easy tutorial so you can learn how to do it on yourself, too!



Okay, cornrowing your own hair sounds crazy intimidating, right? If you have super thick hair or want to tame your natural texture for summer, knowing how to cornrow can come in super handy, especially in the heat. This tutorial by Maria Antoinette TV breaks down the technique for beginners.

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Waterfall Braid

Don't go chasing waterfalls, create your own! The waterfall braid is a beautiful way to add an unexpected twist to your beauty look, and it's a lot easier than you might think! Cute Girls Hairstyles always has amazing tutorials, and we learned how to do the waterfall braid HERE.

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Fishtail Braid

Ah, the fishtail braid! This one looks so incredibly intricate, but it's actually way easier to create than it looks. Our go-to gal Kayley Melissa has another great tutorial for this too. Watch THIS once and be a fishtailing pro in minutes!


Headband Braid

If you're not ready to commit to the crown braid, the headband braid is a sweet alternative! This look still allows you to have some of your hair down, while also keeping the front part of your hair out of your face. YouTuber Missy Sue has a super easy tutorial along with four ways to wear the headband braid!


Want more summer beauty? HERE are 12 no-heat hairstyles so you can say bye bye to hot tools all summer long.