30 Easy Braided Hairstyles


Looking for a quick and easy hairstyle? Braids are some of the simplest and quickest ways to style your hair. They come in a variety of styles, and you can do most of them from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a lot of experience or a visit to the salon to create the styles in this list. Here are 30 easy braided hairstyles you can try today.

1. Easy Messy Braid

Easy Messy Braid

Messy braids have a bohemian aesthetic, and while some messy braids are not suitable for a professional look, all can be rocked for casual occasions. These two messy Dutch braids are easy, and you can make them in just a few minutes.

2. Easy Side Braids

Easy Side Braids

Whether you have a casual or a professional event to attend, side braids can be your go-to hairstyle for both. All you need to do is braid all of your hair into one or multiple braids to one side of your head. 

3. Easy Children’s Braids for Black Hair

Easy Childrens Braids for Black Hair

Children’s braids complement their faces to make your little ones look and feel really special and amazing—all while saving you time and effort. You can opt for a wide range of styles to suit your child’s face just like these braided space buns.

4. Easy Braids for Medium-Length Hair

Easy Braids for Medium Length Hair

There are lots of braided hairstyles you can create on your medium-length hair without a stylist. Just plait two Dutch braids on both sides of your head and tie them with the rest of your hair in a ponytail.

5. Easy Braids for Long Hair

Easy Braids for Long Hair

Your long hair can be braided into this easy loose side braid. This is very beneficial to your hair growth and won’t cause tension on your scalp. In a few minutes, you can braid your long hair into this easy, single, loose boho braid.

6. Easy Stitch Braids

Easy Stitch Braids

You’re really missing out on trends if you have not tried sleek stitch braids. Spice them up with a heart design that is not only easy to make but also very fancy. You will definitely get a lot of compliments and stares when you get this hairstyle done.

7. Easy Braids for Men

Easy Braids for Men

Men’s braids are usually very easy and simple. They don’t require extensions. Most men have their hair in a fade haircut, so there’s less hair to braid. A two-braid style is one of the easiest to try, and they’re superb for everyday wear.

8. Easy Braids for Girls

Easy Braids for Girls

Girls love easy, braided hairstyles adorned with different types of hair accessories. A neat and shiny ponytail braid with beads is a great option.

9. Cute Easy Braids

Cute Easy Braids

Who doesn’t love a cute braided hairstyle that you can make in just a few minutes? These beautiful double ponytails will make you look prettier and younger, and the unusual cross style in the back will turn heads.

10. Easy Unique Braids

Easy Unique Braids

Add special designs or try different patterns to make your braids unique. You can choose a design or pattern that highlights your face, makes you look younger or more professional, and really fits your special personality. Try these trendy criss-cross Dutch braids pigtails and add ribbons, designs, beads, or braid jewelry to make it your own.

11. Easy Ponytail Braid

Easy Ponytail Braid

Braided ponytails are quick and can be rocked to any fancy event. To achieve this braided ponytail, braid your hair into four Dutch braids with two in a criss-cross design in the center. Then plait the braids into a single ponytail.

12. Easy Braids Updo

Easy Braids Updo

Braided updos are perfect for every day. You can easily wrap your hair into one all by yourself in a few minutes. These are gorgeous hairstyles that won’t cost you any money to make since you don’t need to visit the salon. There are many variations on this style, so play around until you find one that works best for you.

13. Easy Box Braids

Easy Box Braids

Jumbo box braids are some of the easiest and fastest to make, even with extensions. They last long and can be styled in various ways. You can curl or bead the ends for extra effects or try colored braiding hair.

14. Cool Easy Braids

Cool Easy Braids

This cool, easy braided style will make you look very attractive without doing too much. The style features a Dutch braid and a fishtail braid plaited into a ponytail. The extra frontal strands further add spice to the braids.

15. Easy Cornrow Braid Styles

Easy Cornrow Braid Styles

Straight backs are mostly the go-to cornrow hairstyles for everyone. They are very easy and quick to make, and extensions can also be added if you want them classier and longer.

16. Easy Braids for Black Hair

Easy Braids for Black Hair

Black hair does especially well in braids. Your hair may prefer a low-maintenance approach.  This short side braid with curly ends will take longer than some other styles we’ve mentioned, but you don’t need to be a professional to create it. As an added benefit, styles like this last longer.

17. Easy Braids for Short Hair

Easy Braids for Short Hair

Braids always give a sophisticated look to short hair. There are different ways you can braid your short hair for different looks and occasions. To achieve this easy style, just braid the top of your hair into two loose Dutch braids in a half-up, half-down style.

18. Cute Easy Braids for Medium-Length Hair

Cute Easy Braids for Medium Length Hair

Make your medium-length hair into this snazzy half up half down braided hairstyle that takes just a little bit of time to make. You can make the braids tighter or looser depending on how neat you want them to look. Tie them off with a cute ribbon for a youthful look.

19. Easy Dutch Braids

Easy Dutch Braids

If you don’t like hair falling on your face or back, this double Dutch braid updo is a great pick for you. To achieve this style, you just need to braid two Dutch braids on opposite sides of your head and secure the ends into an updo. You may need a few pins to secure it, so be careful not to place them too firmly against your scalp. Leave a few strands out in the front of your face if you’re comfortable for a framing effect.

20. Easy Braided Hairstyles for School

Easy Braided Hairstyles for School

Braids are the best for school as they are easy to do and save you time. You can try different braided hairstyles for school and switch them up regularly. These beautiful tribal braids are a great idea for your kid’s school braids. Add beads in their favorite color to make them feel more confident and special and to make them stand out.

21. Easy Braids for Natural Hair

Easy Braids for Natural Hair

Your natural hair can be put into a lot of braided hairstyles like this fishtail braided updo. The ornate look of fishtail braids makes them the choice of many. They’re easier than they look, which gives you a sophisticated look with very little effort. You don’t need extensions or excess pins or product for this look. Fishtail braids don’t need to be very tight, so you don’t have to worry about tension on your scalp, making this a stylish and comfortable braided hairstyle.

22. Easy Braided Bun

Easy Braided Bun

This braided bun will make you look very professional for work or other events. Not only is it easy to make, it also allows you to work all day comfortably since your hair is secured. If you don’t like your hair falling on your neck and shoulders, this is a great style for you. It’s easier than it looks and is truly beautiful. Just style your hair into a low ponytail with one side braided into a Dutch braid. Then wrap the braided ends of the ponytail and Dutch braid into a low bun to achieve this easy braided bun.

23. Easy Knotless Braids

Easy Knotless Braids

Short knotless braids are some of the easiest to make, and they only require a few hours. You can opt for the jumbo sized ones if you want to spend less time in the chair. Unlike box braids, knotless braids don’t put as much tension on your scalp. You can dress them up with beads or colored braiding hair if you want to.

24. Easy Viking Braids

Easy Viking Braids

Viking braids are some of the easiest braided styles to make, and they look incredible on men and women. This Viking braid is one that you can make in a few minutes by plaiting two small Dutch braids on both sides of your hair and a large French braid in the middle. Make them loose or tight, depending on how neat you want them to look.

25. Cute Easy Braids for Long Hair

Cute Easy Braids for Long Hair

Do you have a posh event to attend? If you’re looking for an easy way to style your long hair, this cute half-up, half-down braided style is just what you need. You can make the braid loose and secure it with shiny clips or a bright ribbon to dress up this elegant style.

26. Easy Pigtail Braids

Easy Pigtail Braids

You don’t need to go through a lot of stress to achieve a pretty braided style. This pigtail braid style features two Dutch braids plaited into pigtails. You can wrap some of the hair around the tail to hide the hair tie and leave the bottom of the braids loose. Or you can braid them all the way down. In just a few minutes, you will have a stunning look with minimal effort.

27. Easy Braids for Toddlers

Easy Braids for Toddlers

Toddlers don’t always want to sit still, certainly not long enough for any intricate hairstyles. Quick and easy braided styles are best for toddlers. You can keep them loose, so you don’t add tension to the scalp and cause them unnecessary discomfort. This crossed double Dutch braid is a perfect style for your toddler to wear casually and to school.

28. Easy Braids for Curly Hair

Easy Braids for Curly Hair

Can’t decide on how to tame your curly hair for the day? Try this easy braided hairstyle! Just braid two Dutch braids on one side of your head and make them into a ponytail with the rest of your hair. You can wrap part of the braids around the hair tie to hide it and make this look even prettier.

29. Easy Braids with Weave

Easy Braids With Weave

Easy braid styles with weave come in different styles and sizes. You can have your front hair braided in cornrows and the back sewn in a weave or individual braids which can be straight, curly, or wavy. These are classy styles that keep your hair in one place and frame your face beautifully.

30. Easy Fancy Braids

Easy Fancy Braids

There are a few ways to dress your braids up so that they’re suitable for fancy events. With very little effort, you can look glamorous in minutes. Even if you don’t have time to go to the salon, you can achieve this style yourself and further adorn it with pearls, hair clips, ribbons, or a bow.


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