Inspiration: 10 Must Have Summer Braids

Braids have been so trendy lately and this summer is no exception. Its such an effortless style that adds a little bohemian flair to an otherwise “normal” hairstyle. On the blog today we have some of my favorite summer braid looks for inspiration. These styles all pair perfectly with some balyaged highlights Wether you are heading to the beach, meeting someone for lunch or heading to a wedding, these braids are sure to keep you looking cool.

  1. Voluminous Side Fishtail
This is a go to beach day look. Tease hair at the crown and throw a fishtail braid into a side pony. 

2. Half Up Half Down Loose Two Strand Braid

This is perfect for second day waves. Throw some twists and then braid the ends to create an effortless braided half up half down look

3. Dutch Braid Headband

Create a faux headband with a quick dutch braid to give yourself a boho accessory

4. Loose Knot Braid with Face Framing Pieces

People will stop you on the streets to ask how you did you hair! This is a combination of a rope/twist braid that is knotted together with a fishtail braid. Paired with perfect romantic waves.

5. Messy Braided Faux-Hawk

This edgy look is perfect for going downtown and works great with a deeper lip. No need for perfection here as this style looks better when its rough around the edges

6. Mermaid Braid

Fan out the end of your fishtail with a good texture spray and make your hair have a literal fish tail. Perfect for when your hair has a little extra salt water in it. 

7. Quick On-The-Go Braided Bun

For a quick on-the-go look braid your hair into a ponytail and then pin it into a bun!

8. Messy Top-Knot with Hidden Braid

Hidden braids are the best summer go to look! Throw your hair into a quick top knot and then add a braid or two into the hair that is down for a little bohemian flair

9. Dutch-Fishtail Side Braid

Mix up your braid pattern by starting with a three strand braid and then convert it to a two strand braid. The different texture will create interest in your hair style. 

10. Double French Braid

A classic that you most likely wore when you were younger is coming back in a big way! Sleep on this style and enjoy the waves the next day.


**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

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