Take This Straight to a Braid Bar...
Adding leather or rope to a French braid creates a multi-dimensional effect.
Get cornrows in half the time by condensing hair into three braids.
Who says a ponytail has to be boring? After gathering hair into a high pony, add some drama by braiding the remaining hair in small sections, securing each braid at the bottom.
If one braid is more your speed, slide your ponytail to the side of your head and braiding hair towards the front. This creates an unexpected twist.
The Fishtail Pigtail
Pigtails aren’t just for kids! Adding fishtails is the perfect way to modernize this classic coif.
The Easy Breezy
A loose side braid can take your hair from bedhead to boho in seconds.
Up and Over
After separating your hair in two sections in the front and back of your head, braid and wrap your strands around your head to create a double crown.
This one is a little more diffiuclt, but worth the effort! Connect your two braids in the back for a fluid effect.
Have long tresses? This reverse crown braid is for you!
Instead of splurging on a flower crown, braid your hair around your head and pin flowers in to achieve the same effect.
Fishtail your bangs across your forehead and into a low bun for a fuss-free style.
The Mighty Mini
Keep too-long bangs at bay by twisting and pinning them back, then create a braid with the remaining hair.
Give your braid a flower-child vibe by threading a chain of daisies through the length!
Bright flowers are the perfect statement accessories for a loose braid.
Party in the Front
This half-up style keeps hair out of your face, but still packs an edgy punch.
Wrap it up
Adding a thick ribbon or head wrap to your braid gives you a pop of color without commitment.
A bright scarf can double as a hair accessory—and protect your scalp from rays!
Double the Fun
Keep hair secure through a day of dancing with thick braids and a twisted bun.
Coming up Roses
Can’t decide between a crown or side braid? Try both!
Thick hair? Just fishtail the top!
Try an inverted braid to achieve this 3D effect.
Disguise mismatched rubber bands by wrapping a piece of hair around them.
Boho-chic at its finest.
All Rolled Up
Sick of fishtails or French braids? Ask for a rope braid at the braid bar!
Braiding hair underneath is the perfect way to achieve a low-key style.
The Thick and Thin of it
Part hair deeply to one side, creating a large braid with the parted hair and a smaller braid opposite the part.
Fake a shaved side by tightly pulling one side back, braiding the remaining hair, then pinning up.
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The Hurricane Braid
A bun meets braid? Quite possibly our favorite from the bunch!
While the sweltering desert heat may be unforgiving on a traditional blowout, that doesn’t mean you should have to forego great hair this weekend. We scoured Pinterest for the perfect festival-inspired plaits, so whether you're hitting up Assembly Braid Bar in L.A., swinging by the Saguaro Hotel this weekend for Klorane's pop-up braid bar, or asking a talented friend for help in the fields of Indio, these are the only inspiration images you'll need!
Click through our slideshow above for 31 braids to try for Coachella!