5 Braided Hairstyles To Try This Summer

Easy hairdos that keep your hair up and in style are without doubt the best way to deal with hot days so today I’m sharing 5 Braided Hairstyles to try this Summer. Braids definitely have the perfect balance between function and aesthetics so if you’re looking for some hair inspiration, I have a few hairstyle ideas to keep your hair off your face and still make you look chic.

Having a hairstylist as a really good friend definitely has it perks (ha!) and not only has Aylin styled my hair in super rad ways, but she has definitely taught me a lot when it comes to hair. I’d say the most surprising lesson she has taught me is that some hairstyles, as complicated as they look, are in fact quite the opposite. With a little bit of practice and an “effortless” look in mind, you’ll be able to master any of the hairstyles I’m sharing here. Trust me, all you need is some hair elastics, bobby pins and a tiny bit of patience.

braided hairstyle for summerSide Braid and Low Bun – I particularly love this for a special occasion because it looks polished and elegant.

How to do a dutch braidDutch BraidAnyone else loves dutch braids? I think they are my favourite kind of braids.

fishtail braidLove a hat+braid combo! Goes such a long way!

A classic fishtail braid!

How about a double dutch-braid-messy-bun combo? This is a look that would pair so well with a boho dress and sandals. Get the tutorial here and if you’d like to try a little twist on it, instead of finishing it with buns you can do messy ponytails instead (see here).

Last but not least, a simple way to add some flair to a basic ponytail is braiding half of it. Get the easy instructions here.

All styles by Cabello by Carolina | Photos by Heidi Lau and Cabello by Carolina