How To Braid Your Own Hair: The Easy Guide


If you’ve mastered the classic three-pronged braid, you’ve got the basics to get started on a more elaborate braided hairstyle. Get inspired with these five hairstyle to braid your own hair.

The Fishtail Braid

The Fishtail Braid style hair

As its name suggests, this braid is formed in the same way as an ear of wheat and can be worn in summer and winter for work or a special event. Shiu Li, a young Parisian with a passion for beauty, explains in a hairdressing tutorial how to achieve it in less than five minutes.

Step by step

Start by brushing your hair, then separate it into two equal parts.

Take a thin strand towards the outside to add to the left part in the correct part. Do the same on the other side.

Repeat the operation and then tie the tip of the braid with an elastic.

The African braid

The African braid hair style

Especially useful in summer to clear the neck, the African braid has the particularity of being stuck to the skull since it starts on the top of the head. The French blogger Beauty Symphony gives us the instructions not to miss it.

Step by step

Take a section of hair from the top of your head. Please put it back and start braiding on the top of your head. You can also choose to start braiding at the hairline.

As you braid your hair, add a strand each time you have braided all of your hair.

The braided crown

how to make braided crown hair style

American Kayley Melissa’s Instagram account and YouTube page are full of hair tutorials and ideas. The beauty blogger who defines herself as “braid obsessed” has made this three-pronged hairstyle her specialty.

Step by step

Separate your detangled hair into two sections. Start braiding the left side, beginning at the back of your head.

Gradually work your way up until you have braided the entire left side, taking care not to touch the right side of your hair.

Leave this first braid aside and start braiding the right side, this time starting from the top of your head. As before, gradually braid all the hair. Loosen the branches of the braid to get a more massive crown.

Secure the braids around your head with clips to form a braided crown.

Waterfall braid

Waterfall braid style haire

Easy and quick to reproduce, the American Missy Sue of the eponymous blog proves that it is possible to achieve an elegant and romantic hairstyle in less than four minutes.

Step by step

Take a thick section of hair from the front of your head. Start braiding your portion of hair with the rest of your hair, dropping the last section of hair with each braid.

Once you reach the back of your head, secure the braid with a clear elastic or flat clip.

Boxer Braids

Boxer Braids hair style

Boxer Braids are reminiscent of Hilary Swank’s hairstyle in the movie Million Dollar Baby. Practical for sports, this braided hairstyle is also practical for going to work. Armanda, a young Swiss woman passionate about fashion and hairstyling, explains in this YouTube tutorial how to make them.

Step by step

Make a straight parting in the middle of your hair and separate it into two parts.

Start your braid from the top of your head. This is a basic three-branch braid, with the only difference being that it is braided backwards, meaning that the strands go underneath.

Braid the entirety of your hair by gradually incorporating the entirety of this first section of hair.

Reproduce the operation on the other side of your hair.