Braided hairstyles are always a go-to favorite of ours during the summer. An updo crown style keeps your hair off your shoulders during a heat wave, while a braided look with a pop of bold color is pretty and playful. See those and more braided looks we love!
Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne know braided beauty looks are the perfect styling option for both red carpet and lazy days alike. Wear them slightly undone for a casual, fresh look or slicked back for a sophisticated finish. For fun looks to wear all season, check out our best braided hairstyles for summer.
Best Braided Hairstyles For Summer — Look Like Selena Gomez & More
Boho Crown Braid: Whether you opt for a clean crown braid — with not a hair out of place — or a more undone look like Selena’s, use a styling lotion like Redken Braid Aid 03. It was specifically created to add grip to your hair for easier braiding. Follow the full how-to here.
Braided Center Part: Kate Bosworth showed us a simple braided look that even short haired bob and lob styles can try. Simply, take a small section of the hair, where your center part would be, and create a tiny French braid. Stop just below the crown of your head like Kate and tie the rest of the hair into a half-up top knot.
Undone & Side Swept: Pitch Perfect 2 star Brittany Snow recently sported a messy side braid that’s perfect for beginners. Since undone is part of the look, sprinkle a bit of texturizing powder like Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder onto hair for more volume, then loosely braid. Once you’ve braided your hair to the ends and secured with an elastic, use your fingers to pull the braid loose until you have the perfect undone finish.
Pretty Braid Hair Trends To Try
Rainbow Bright Braid: The coolest part about Bella’s pink dip dye braid is that it allows you to create a completely unique look, choosing any braided hairstyle and bold color you want. Once you’ve got your braid set, use a hair chalk like Splat Hair Chalk to add a fun pop of color.
Which braided look do you like best? Let us know which braid trend you’re excited to try this summer, HollywoodLifers!
— Marissa DeSantis