Are you tired of doing the same things with your hair all the time? If you’re ready for a change, you might be interested in learning how to do a few different types of braided hairstyles. Braids are naturally beautiful and they’re a lot easier to do than most people even realize. Most importantly, you can do a lot of different things with your hair when you’re braiding it.
Create a Crown Braid
Who needs to wear a real crown when you can create a crown out of your own hair? If you’d like to achieve this elegant and trendy style, start by putting your hair into two pigtails. The pigtails should be placed closer to the nape of your neck instead of at the top of your head. Once you’ve got your pigtails in, braid each of them and tie the braid at the bottom using a hairband.
You should now have two braided pigtails in your hair. The next step involves grabbing one braid, placing it off to the side and then placing it up towards the top of your head. The braid may come close to reaching the center part or it may reach past the center part, but it all depends on the length of your hair. Pin it in place using a two bobby pins and then grab the other braid, bringing it up to the top of your head on the opposite side.
You’ll need to pin the second braid at the top of the head with the first braid. Once you’ve used your bobby pins, you should have a simple and elegant braided crown on your head. This particular style is great for parties and all other special occasions.
Try the Side Braid
If you’d like to keep it simple and cute, the side braid is a perfect choice. Start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots. After removing the knots, tie your hair into a low side ponytail. Once your hair is in the side ponytail, you’ll want to start braiding it as you normally would.
To keep the braid in place, make sure to tie it tightly with a hairband at the bottom. Gently pull at the pieces of the braid in opposite directions with both of your hands. When you start pulling the braid out just a bit, it’ll make your hair look a lot thicker and fuller. Add a cute clip-on bow to the end of your hair or leave it the way it is without the bow, but don’t forget to add a decent amount of hairspray to keep your hair all in place throughout the day and night.
Style your hair to perfection with these simple and beautiful braided hairstyles. It shouldn’t take long for you to get the hang of achieving these two different styles, even if your hair is on the shorter side. Now you can easily switch things up and show off your personality by trying out these different styles with your hair.