How Many of These Braids Do You Think You Could Master?

Ah, braids—there's something so summery about the hairstyle. Not only do they make hair look good, but they also keep it off our faces when it's sweltering outside. Braids are a great way to hide greasy hair or bad hair days, or for when you just want to go for something different. What we're saying is that there's a plait for every occasion. Whether you're heading to a wedding or just hanging around the house, there's always one you'll find to suit.

Now, before you start saying you're not a fan of them because you find them too fiddly, fear not: We've also got a great guide for how to braid hair. So head there to test your ability, and then come back and check out our indulgent braid gallery. Oh, and if, on the other hand, you find them too quaint, prepare to have your mind changed. Here are the 24 incredible plaits for both the braid obsessive and the novice.

This post originally appeared on Byrdie UK