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17 Stunning Braided Hairstyles So Easy You Can Actually Do Them Yourself

For when hair just gets too damn hard.

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1. The Braided Rose

How can something so intricate be so easy?! Watch how Perky Pony does it in eight simple steps here.
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How can something so intricate be so easy?! Watch how Perky Pony does it in eight simple steps here.

2. Jumbo Braids

If you don't have the time or patience for box braids, these jumbo braids by MissCharmise are a great alternative. Check out her tutorial right here.
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If you don't have the time or patience for box braids, these jumbo braids by MissCharmise are a great alternative. Check out her tutorial right here.

3. Wedding Guest Updo

Simply stunning! Delicia Ntodi's updo is the perfect formal go-to, and it's unbelievably easy. Get the look with a few twists or braids. See how here.
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Simply stunning! Delicia Ntodi's updo is the perfect formal go-to, and it's unbelievably easy. Get the look with a few twists or braids. See how here.

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4. Braidout Ponytail

AlleySinai just braided her hair into two cornrows and put perm rods at each end to get this gorge braidout pony. Follow along in her tutorial.
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AlleySinai just braided her hair into two cornrows and put perm rods at each end to get this gorge braidout pony. Follow along in her tutorial.

5. Halo Twist Bun

Tasha Frost makes a beautiful halo crown with kanekalon braiding hair. See how she attaches it here.
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Tasha Frost makes a beautiful halo crown with kanekalon braiding hair. See how she attaches it here.

6. Half-Up Boho Braids

We can't get over Kassinka's Half-Up Boho Braids! You can get the look with her step-by-step.
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We can't get over Kassinka's Half-Up Boho Braids! You can get the look with her step-by-step.

7. Pinned Pigtails

Sashabasha2 is a freakin' style QUEEN! She took pigtails to a new level with a couple of hairpins. Check out her IG breakdown.
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Sashabasha2 is a freakin' style QUEEN! She took pigtails to a new level with a couple of hairpins. Check out her IG breakdown.

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8. 3 Pinned Pigtails

If you're really feeling flexy, add another pigtail in the back and pin it to the front. Get Sashabasha2's deets here.
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If you're really feeling flexy, add another pigtail in the back and pin it to the front. Get Sashabasha2's deets here.

9. Fluffy Braid-Out with Braided Crown

NaturalNeiicey jazzed up her voluminous waves with two braids in front. See her do it here.
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NaturalNeiicey jazzed up her voluminous waves with two braids in front. See her do it here.

10. Pull-Through Side Braid

The best part of this braid is that you don't even have to braid! Watch the magic here on Luxy Hair's channel.
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The best part of this braid is that you don't even have to braid! Watch the magic here on Luxy Hair's channel.

11. Chilli-Inspired 'Do

Chime Edwards did a braidout to get this loose texture in the back, and flat twisted her hair in the front for this ode to TLC's Chilli. Watch how easy it is here.
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Chime Edwards did a braidout to get this loose texture in the back, and flat twisted her hair in the front for this ode to TLC's Chilli. Watch how easy it is here.

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12. Havana Bun

Gotta love Kersti Pitre for keeping it chic and simple. Get her regal bun by braiding or twisting textured braiding hair and attaching it to a ponytail.
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Gotta love Kersti Pitre for keeping it chic and simple. Get her regal bun by braiding or twisting textured braiding hair and attaching it to a ponytail.

13. Two Havana Buns

Keep it cute with two buns instead of one, using the same Havana Bun technique!
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Keep it cute with two buns instead of one, using the same Havana Bun technique!

14. Half-Up 3 Boho Braids

Take three sections and braid each of them loosely for this look. See how Kassinka does it on her blog.
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Take three sections and braid each of them loosely for this look. See how Kassinka does it on her blog.

15. Bun and Flat Twist

Ummm, yes please! We're all the way here for Sashabasha2's bun and flat twist in the back action. Read each step here on her Instagram.
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Ummm, yes please! We're all the way here for Sashabasha2's bun and flat twist in the back action. Read each step here on her Instagram.

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16. Braided Band

Chime Edwards gives us the scoop on how she got this braided band right here.
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Chime Edwards gives us the scoop on how she got this braided band right here.

17. Side Plaits and Curls

TiffanyNicholsDesign uses Curls products to get this cute natural style. See how she makes it happen here.
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TiffanyNicholsDesign uses Curls products to get this cute natural style. See how she makes it happen here.

NOW GO SLAY IN THEM BRAIDS!

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