Quick and Easy Faux Braid Hairstyle for the New Year

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
2 Materials
10 Minutes

Faux braid hairstyles are the best way to get the braid look without the braid effort.

Braids can be complicated, especially if you’re new to doing them, so this hairstyle is a great way to get a unique braided look with very little work.

Let’s get into it!

Tools and materials:

  • Hair ties
  • Braid cuffs
Parting hair

1. Part behind your ear

Start with a deep side part. On the side with less hair, section your hair just behind your ear. This is the hair we’ll be working with.

Clipping hair

2. Clip away the rest

Clip the rest of your hair away for now.

Tying off small section

3. Tie off a small section

Take a small section of hair a couple of inches thick and tie it off with a small, clear hair tie. Tighten it.

Combining hair

4. Repeat 

Repeat step 3 until you reach your hair. Combine the tail of the previous section with the section below it.

Adding braid cuffs

5. Add accessories

Add braid cuffs to the tail just beneath the section. 

Faux braid hairstyle

Faux braid hairstyle

Here’s the finished look! Faux braid hairstyles give you the best of both worlds, being both simple to do and great to look at.

Let me know what you think below.

Next, check out my Quick and Easy Voluminous Blowout Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Hair ties
  • Braid cuffs

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