3 braided hairstyles to rock this summer

Summer is the perfect time for kids to get playful with their hair. Braided ‘dos are super versatile; there are so many variations for different types of hair, they can be dressed up or down, and they’re easier than one would think to create (either alone or with the help of a parent or friend).

Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below for three braided summer hair trends. 

Heart Braid

French Fishtail Bun

Step 1 – Brush your hair back to remove any knots.

Step 2 – Make a short part on the right side and take a section of hair to begin your braid.

Step 3 – Make a French fishtail braid from the top right to the bottom left of your hair. French fishtail braids use the same technique as a regular fishtail but you add in extra hair from each side as you braid. Pick up a small section of hair from the left and cross it into your right hand. 

Pick up a small section of hair on your right side and cross it over into your left hand. Repeat this as your braid diagonally down your head.

Step 4 – When your braid reaches behind your left ear, start to curve it around and braid along your lower hairline. Continue into a regular side fishtail braid until all your hair is braided. Secure the end with a rubber band.

Step 5 – Twist the braid up and around into a spiral bun. Pin in place with bobby pins.


Waterfall Braid

Step 1 – Brush hair. Before braiding, brush hair to smooth out any knots or tangles.

Step 2 – Gather hair at top of head; divide into three sections.

Step 3 – Cross the sections.

Step 4 – Add hair to the section.

Step 5 – Add hair to the section on the other side.

Step 6 – Repeat adding hair and crossing sections.

Step 7 – Secure the braid at the end with a band.


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