Beautiful Hairstyle That Looks Like a Braid but is EASIER to Do

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5 Minutes

Today, I’m going to show you how to achieve a chic and laid-back beach braid hairstyle that’s perfect for your day by the waves or poolside.

Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair elastics
Taking bangs down

1. Take out your bangs

Take down your hair and pull out the fringes to leave them out.

Creating ponytail

2. Create a ponytail

Gather all of your hair and secure it with a hair elastic.

A high or low ponytail works equally well for this beach braid look, so go with what you prefer.

Tying hair

3. Tie two sections of hair

Pull your ponytail to the front of your face for easier access.

Take a small section of hair from both sides of the ponytail and tie it with an elastic on the “top” of the rest of the hair.


4. Repeat

Repeat this motion of taking hair from both sides and tying them together until you get a full-length braid.

Pulling on braid

5. Thicken the braid

Pull on the sides of the braid to loosen it and make it thicker.

Easy faux beach braid

7. Flip

Flip the hair back to the back of your head and you’re done!

Easy faux beach braid

Easy faux beach braid

There you have it - an effortlessly stylish beach braid that’s perfect for a day of sun, sand, and relaxation.

Let me know how yours comes out in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Hair elastics

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  • Allison Allison on Sep 17, 2023

    Yes this portion is unclear and therefore unattainable.

  • Myra Myra on Sep 18, 2023

    Not accurate description for someone who has never braided hair.Steps left out and pictures do not match. Sorry. Accuracy is important for those who want to learn something. Suggest you go to YouTube. Many wonderful tutorials for braids. Have great day.