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3 Easy Spring Braids

Braids can be really intimidating. For me personally, anything beyond your average braid seems pretty unattainable and hard to achieve! So, in the spirit of springtime and the quest to achieving easy braided looks this year, I asked my girl Chelsea to give me 3 looks that I can easily recreate myself (or even on Chloe)!

From sleek and sophisticated pigtails to a twist on the half bun, these braids are the perfect solution for those days when you wake up with a bad hair day and need a quick and chic solution.

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The Braided Half Bun

This first look is a take on something I do all the time. Since I always wait a few days between washing my hair, a half bun like this is the perfect look for that day-three hair. To get this look, start off by sectioning off the hair on the crown of your head, almost as if you had bangs. Then, starting from your forehead, do a small french braid into a ponytail, then put it up in a bun like you normally would. Add a little dry shampoo to add some texture, and some hair spray to help keep everything in place!

 

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The Balmain Braid

This look was inspired by an amazing editorial I saw of Kendall Jenner wearing Balmain. In the photos, she had four small braids flanking her middle part. It was sleek and strong and I totally fell in love. While her hair in the photos was slicked back, I wanted to take a more laid-back approach to the hairstyle. I first parted my hair down the middle, then sectioned off a portion of my hair on either side. I did a loose French braid down each side from my middle part and tied them off separately. Then, I gathered all my hair and put it up in a low bun resting at the back of my neck. I pulled out a few strands of hair to add some texture and finished off the look with some hairspray!

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The Sophisticated Pig Tails

Boxer braids were everywhere last year and I love this updated take on them! Instead of braiding my hair to hang on either side of my head, I braided the reverse French braids to the back of my head. It ended up looking kind of like a ponytail I ended up loving so much! This style is absolutely perfect for when I’m working out or for the beach. It keeps my hair out of my face but still looks chicer than your average ponytail! PS: when you take the braids out, it gives you the most beautiful beach waves ever just make sure to add some spray!

There you have it! My 3 Easy Spring Braids that you can totally recreate! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day! PS: Be sure to shop all of my braid necessities down below!

sigxo_chriselle

24 Comments
  • karla says:

    This looks amazing.
    You should make a video of how to do them. I’m so bad making braids from the top 😄

  • Vivian says:

    Beautiful Chriselle~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  • mainou says:

    Love these hairstyles!
    -mainou
    http://www.looksbymc.com

  • Aili Hanna says:

    Love all of them!!! I’m a student that have much to do between homeworks and my apartment through the things to do in the house. This week I’ve exams and this three looks (most the Balmain braid) are perfect for my look-to-go for school. Also, the braided half bun are the most that girls in my school looks it to wear it.
    Thanks, 😊😊

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these styles so much! <3 🙂 Who knew braids could look so sophisticated and pretty! Haha and I agree with you – I usually only go as far as a French braid, and after that, I tend to just be too lazy to bother! Thanks for sharing these great styles!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • The braided half bun is for sure my fav! 😍😍😍

    xo,

    Aïchatou Bella
    http://www.stilettosandstandards.com

  • Kiri says:

    I love these options.
    I especially love that you have shorter hair like me and I could actually try these!
    Thanks for the tips!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  • Jae says:

    The last style is my favorite! and I’m loving that sparkly top you are wearing!
    Jae | http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Jennifer says:

    The first two braids are so pretty! Great suggestions and ideas. 🙂

  • rhe says:

    i’m not the best with styling my hair, especially braiding, so thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    http://frheak.net

  • Alyssa says:

    All of these braids are so pretty!! So perfect with a summer dress! X

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  • Liena Snow says:

    These are great styles! I like the first, looks really cool!
    Have a wonderful day xx
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  • I love all 3 of them. They are so innovative. I’ve never seen anything like the first or second style. They suit you so much.

    Mich x

  • Anne says:

    Chriselle I love these braids! Been looking for ideas for my short hair and these would be perfect. 🙂

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  • Natali says:

    2nd one is my favourite but the third one suits you the best! 🙂

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  • Absolutely in love with the first one! Thanks dear!
    Xoxo

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  • Marianne says:

    Beautiful hairstyles. I am really loving the braided half bun 🙂
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com/

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
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  • Sheila Joy says:

    I love these ideas! Now if only I could teach myself how to french braid…

    http://www.insearchofsheila.com

  • I absolutely love this! My hair has grown out a bit to try these! x

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  • Stella says:

    This half hair bun is simply amazing! I have been doing lots of braids when I had very long hair, but now that I cut them I was wondering if I could still do something with braids, and here it is! Thank you for the inspiration my dear! You’re the best!
    Love,
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Simply beautiful and cute hair braid styles … just a parfait look for the Summer! 🙂

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