The Braid Trends We're All About This Summer

Some looks come and go, but braids are here to stay. Truth be told, we’re obsessed with braids for days and make it our business to track the latest plaits to dress our tresses. Here are 10 trending styles we’ve been stalking on the web and on the streets. This trusty round up will surely get you out of any hair rut this summer. 

-Written by Maritza Buelvas of Beauty for Bloggers

1. The Textured Braid Accents

We've been obsessed with texture-on-texture for years. We love these organic tresses because they add natural sex appeal to any wardrobe. Here’s the 411 on how to make this rumpled style your own. (Via Blog VP Fashion)

2. The Festival Knot

If you're like us, you are always looking for the new and the next when it comes to hair. Festival hair just got easier (I know, I did this lovely style). Here are my personal tips to getting an easy Coachella- Inspired festival knot—perfect for jamming anywhere. (Via Free People)

3. The Non Fishtail

The appeal of this fishtail is that it’s not a fishtail. That’s girl language for, “What is that? I don't know…but I love it!” Here’s the tutorial on how to get it. (Via Free People)

4. The Bubble Braid

Stuck in your own little hair bubble? Venture out and have some fun with this unique bubbly braid. Works great with extensions or a few clip-ins. (Via Luxy Hair Blog)

5. The Boho Side Braid

We adore a great side gather, especially when doing our own hair. Try this deliciously easy and devilishly sexy boho braid. The best part, its pretty fail proof. (Via Wonder Forest)

6. Braided Updo

Perfect for a wedding, work or skipping through a forest—whichever comes first, right?! Easy to re-create with these fun steps. (Via Once Wed)

7. The Chain Braid

Beloved at NYFW, the chain braid is this year’s rope braid. Easy and sleek, you’ll look like you just stepped off the runway. (Via Luxy Hair Blog)

8. The Loop Di Loop Braid

If we could only rock one braid this year, this would be IT. The Loop- Di-Loop (AKA Pull Through Braid) is fast, fierce and loads of fun. Turn this into a bun with an editorial edge, or wear as is. (Via Confessions Of A Hairstylist).

9. The Braid For A Bob

With all the fashion girls chopping and lobbing, this Braid For A Bob is after my own heart (or should I say hands—I designed it). Try this fishtail flair for shorter hair. (Via Darling Magazine)

10. The Front Facing Fish Tail

Nothing beats a high pony—especially if it’s a front facing, high standing, fishtail. Kind of a mouthful, but all sorts of amazing. This Front Facing Fishtail is designed to make a statement. (Via Divine Caroline)

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