It's Braid Week here at Byrdie HQ, and for a full five days, we've got braids on the brain. Whether you’re looking for new festival hair trends, wedding look inspo, or just jonesing to scroll through something pretty, you’ll get your braid-centric fix in this column. Enjoy!
YouTube never fails to provide us with endless amounts of inspiration, entertainment, and, well, whatever this is. On the beauty front, it’s easy to get lost watching people sculpt cheekbones from thin air, turn themselves into Angelina Jolie, and deftly create the most intricate hairstyles. In honor of Braid Week, we’re highlighting the most jaw-dropping, downright mesmerizing braid tutorials ahead for your viewing (and perhaps copying) pleasure. Elastics ready? Keep scrolling for the best braid tutorials on YouTube!
The best part of this video? The end, when blogger Amber Fillerup pulls apart and fattens the braid. So satisfying. (A sprinkle of Big Sexy Hair's Powder Play, $3, will help your braid reach its full potential.)
Blogger Forever Cryssy makes box braids look easy, and we can't stop marveling at the stunning final result.
This dreamy halo braid is perfect for those with longer hair, and it's incredibly versatile; flaunt it at a wedding, at brunch, or even at a music festival.
We have no words for this braid-within-a-braid-within-a-braid, except whoa.
This intricate milkmaid braid mixes a fishtail braid with a traditional three-strand braid, and the results are mesmerizing.