Simple Braid Styles Perfect for the Summer
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Simple Braid Hairstyles Perfect for the Summer

Life is Too Short to Have Boring Hair

I am pleased to write this article! The main reason is that the season is changing and I am hoping I have said goodbye to cold mornings.

There is something about flowers blooming and bumble bees that makes me happy. Can you tell I’m a southern girl? I love a sunny day with a tall glass of lemonade, a slice of red velvet cake, a comfy outfit, and a gorgeous hairstyle.

You know we are always looking for a reason to change up our fashion and hairstyles. I promise you the following styles will be conversation starters and will also give your hair a rest from heat styling. Braided styles provide flexibility for your hair. The cool thing about the techniques below is they are easy to re-create yet are so unique it will look like you put a lot of effort into styling.

I hope you enjoy the hairstyle suggestions below. Make sure you let me know what you think of them by commenting below. Let me know what other hair questions or suggestions have as well.

You know what time it is! We always have to find a reason to dance and sing throughout the day. Go ahead and press play on your Solange playlist and let’s get started!

Supplies

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1. Braided Rose Hairstyle

The braided rose hairstyle is perfect for a special occasion as well as for work.

Step #1

Separate hair into a section in the crown of your head

Step #2

Separate the section into three

Step #3

Braid each section going downward

Step #4

Use an elastic band to secure each braid

Step #5

Repeat the same steps for the other two sections

Step #6

Pull out the front of each braid to create flower petals

Step #7

Pull the braid out all the way down

Step #8

Spray with hairspray

Step #9

Repeat above steps on the remaining braid

Step #10

Wrap your braid inward creating a rosette

Step #11

Secure it with a bobby pin to keep it in place

Step #12

Repeat above steps on the remaining braid

I love this style as a unique alternative to add interest and creativity to what may be a boring style. It only takes a few minutes to do. Let me know if you try it! I can’t wait to see your photos!

lace-braided-flower rosette bun

2. Floral Bun Hairstyle

The floral bun hairstyle is an alternative to the standard bun. It adds a touch of creativity and flair.

Step #1

Tie your hair into a ponytail using an elastic band

Step #2

Split the ponytail into three sections

Step #3

Braid each section

Step #4

Pull sections of the braid apart

Step #5

Roll braid into a rosette

Step #6

Pin the braid in place

Step #7

Braid the second section and secure the end with an elastic band

Step #8

Pull the braid apart

Step #9

Wrap it under the third unbraided section and around the braided bun you just pinned

Step #10

Pin the end of the braid on top of the first braided bun

Step #11

Braid the last section and secure the end with an elastic band

Step #12

Pull it apart

This style can be as messy or as neat as you want it to be.

floral bun hairstyle

3. Rope Braided Side Bun

The style I am sharing is simple yet classy. It is a simple style to create on your hair or a wig which is helpful if you can’t get to your stylist until next week.

Step #1

Brush your hair to remove tangles

Step #2

Add a moisturizer or oil to your hair

Step #3

Add a small amount of gel to the front to keep the style smooth and sleek

Step #4

Separate a section of your hair, from the hairline to the top of your head

Step #5

Separate the section into a front and back portion

Step #6

Cross the front section over the back section

Step #7

Twist the combined sections one time

Step #8

Take another section from the front

Step #9

Combine the back section to the new section you just created

Step #10

Twist the combined sections one time

Step #11

Continue this process all the way to the end of the braid

Step #12

Make sure you smooth your hair over to the side your braid is on to keep it neat

Step #13

Once you get to the end, twist the braid into a bun using a clockwise motion

Step #14

Tuck the ends of the braid

Step #15

Secure the bun with bobby pins

Step #16

Use hairspray to control your flyaways and to set your hairstyle

Step #17

You can apply a bit of gel to tame any shorter pieces if you need to

Step #18

Pull on the braid, gently, to loosen it

rope braided side bun

4. Braided Rose

Here’s a great hairstyle hack to give you a fresh and updated look without having to use a lot of products or heat on your hair.

Step #1

Part the front of your hair from ear to ear

Step #2

Secure the top section with an elastic band

Step #3

Create a part in the ponytail right above the elastic band

Step #4

Take your ponytail over the top of the elastic band

Step #5

Pull the ponytail through the part

Step #6

Create a three-strand braid and secure at the end

Step #7

Pull the braid apart to flatten out the braid

Step #8

Roll the braid up into a bun and create a rosette

Step #9

Pin in place with bobby pins

Step #10

Style the back of your hair in any desired style

braided-rose-hair

5. Fishtail Flower Braid

Honestly, when I see any style that mentions a fishtail braid, I get nervous. It sounds hard right? Creating a fishtail braid is easy, so this braided style will not be hard.

Step #1

Part the front of your hair from the temple to temple

Step #2

Secure the top section with an elastic band

Step #3

Split your ponytail into two sections

Step #4

Grab a small section of hair from the edge of the left section

Step #5

Cross it over the top and add the small section to the right side

Step #6

Grab a small section of hair from the edge of the right section

Step #7

Cross it over the top and add the small section to the left side

Step #8

Continue the process until you braid the entire ponytail

Step #9

Wrap the braid above the elastic and pin in place

Step #10

Wrap the end of the braid into the center

Step #11

Pull the braid apart fill it out

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Get Cute While You Live Your Best Life

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We know our #PLEbabes depend on us and we enjoy keeping each of you beautiful. The styles I shared are too simple not to try. Whether you’re wearing a protective style or desire to do something different with your hair either of them will be perfect.

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