Braids are one of those things that are completely versatile — they can be casually worn on a beach day or dressed up for a formal affair. Either way, there are plenty of ways to change up the woven style and a romantic vibe is our latest favorite. The pretty take on braids can be worn loose and flowy and embellished with floral accents. Here, seven incredibly romantic braids to try this summer.
This side braid is totally fun and elegant at once. The style starts off with a traditional braid along the hairline and transforms seamlessly into a fishtail braid halfway through.
Half-Up Classic Braid
Braiding skills on the beginner level? Try this quick and easy half-up look that brings together two classic braids and ties them into a knot (secure with a bobby pin beneath the knot to keep the braids in place).
This feminine chignon gets a modern twist with a rope braid on one side of the head for a chic update. Check out The Beauty Department for the full step-by-step instructions.
If you have long hair, this style is calling your name. Play up the boho factor by embellishing the braid with sparkles and teasing the tail with texture. Find out how to DIY the look here.
Half-Up Fishtail Crown
This braid is so versatile; you can wear it to a summer festival or a formal wedding. Either way, the relaxed style looks subtle yet intricate. Get the full tutorial here.
This style is a little bit boho, a little bit casual and beautifully romantic. This stunning braid may take some skill, but the end result is so worth it.
Whether your hair is short or long, if you’re going on a date or just hanging out with the girls, this popular braid is ideal. The style favors a slight wave to the hair, so bust out the curling iron if you don’t already have natural curls. Check out the full how-to at Divine Caroline.