4 Easy Braided Hairstyles for Beginners

Nizhoniful Me
by Nizhoniful Me
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Hi, everyone! Today, I’m going to be showing you four different and easy braided hairstyles for beginners.

Each of these styles is very cute and put together, and you can wear them whether you’re enjoying a night out or going to work! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Scrunchies
  • Hair elastics
  • Curling wand
  • Spray bottle
  • Bobby pins

Hairstyle 1: Low messy double bun 

Splitting hair into two sections

Split your hair down the middle so you have two parts

Curling sections of hair

Curl random, pieces near the root. Take one-inch sections near the top of the hair and curl outward, holding the curl in your hand after to help keep its shape.

Don’t worry about curling the bottom half as you won’t be able to see it.

Tying hair into two low ponytails

Tie your hair into two low ponytails, leaving a few face-framing strands loose. Make sure to keep your curls intact while doing this.

To make it look messier, pull on some of the strands around the hair tie. Your curls should still be visible.

Curling the face-framing sections

Curl the strands in the front outwards, keeping them loose

Braiding the pigtails

Braid both ponytails. Tug at the braids to loosen them, so they appear bigger. Secure with hair elastics

Wrapping the braids into low buns

Wrap the braid around itself to form a bun. Tuck the end of the braid into the elastic. This will conceal the ends and help the bun stay in place. Adjust as needed and pin down with bobby pins.

Repeat on both sides and you’re finished.

Easy braided hairstyles

Here's the finished hairstyle. This is really cute looks so polished.

Hairstyle 2: Dutch braid

Doing a Dutch braid on hair

Do a dutch braid to the nape of your neck.

Brush your hair back and take a small section of hair near your forehead. Split into three equal parts.

Next, bring the middle piece over the right piece. Bring the new middle piece over the left piece. Bring in a new section of hair for the left and right strands. Braid until you reach the nape of your neck.

Tugging at the braid to loosen it

Tug at the braid to loosen it up then cover the original elastic with a scrunchie. Continue braiding halfway down your hair. Secure with another elastic and scrunchie.

Quick and easy braided hairstyles

Repeat until you reach the end. I love the different colored scrunchies with this hairstyle.

Hairstyle 3: Fishtail braids

Spraying hair with water

Part your hair down the middle into two sections. Before braiding, I recommend wetting your hair to help reduce flyaways.

How to do a fishtail braid

Now, we’re going to do a fishtail braid.

To do this, grab a section of hair and split it into two. Take a piece from the top section and cross it underneath, adding it to the bottom section. Repeat with the bottom section.

Start from the top section again, but this time start adding hair from the outer edge to the bottom section, then cross it underneath to the top. Do this again, but this time grab hair from the bottom. 

Braiding hair in a fishtail braid

Braid all the way down to the nape of your neck.

Tying the ends of the fishtail braids

Once you reach the nape, continue braiding by taking sections from one side and crossing them under to add to the other. Do this all the way down and secure with a hair tie.

Repeat on both sides and you’re done.

Cute fishtail pigtails

These pigtail braids are cute, but the fishtail style also looks quite sophisticated.

Hairstyle 4: Double Dutch braid pigtails

Spraying water onto hair to wet it

Part your hair into two sections and use a spray bottle again to wet your hair. 

Sectioning off the face-framing pieces

Section off face-framing pieces.

Doing a Dutch braid

Do a dutch braid to the nape of your neck

To do a dutch braid, take the middle strand and cross it over an outer strand. With the new middle strand, cross it over the other outer strand.

Now, add in hair from both sides to the two outer strands and continue braiding down to the nape. Secure with a hair tie and repeat to the other side.

Curling the bottom of the braids

Make loose curls with the front framing pieces by curling away from the face. For the ponytail, take one-inch sections and curl them outward.

To help the curls keep their shape, hold them in your hand right after you take the wand out.

Easy hairstyles to do with braids

That’s it! Feel free to add scrunchies if you like.

Easy braided hairstyles for beginners

Easy braided hairstyles for beginners

Those are my four favorite quick and easy braided hairstyles. They’re so cute and simple to do once you get the braiding down. Let me know down below which one is your favorite!

Suggested materials:
  • Scrunchies
  • Hair elastics
  • Curling wand
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