Nifty·Updated on Jan 23, 2019. Posted on Jun 1, 201423 Creative Braid Tutorials That Are Deceptively EasyStuck in a ponytail rut? Keep calm and braid on.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Top Left | Top Right | Bottom Right 1. The Cascade Braid missysue.com 2. The Tucked-In French Braid youbeauty.com 3. The Weaved-In Carousel Braid sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com Directions here. 4. French Braid Wrapped Ponytail yetanotherbeautysite.com Here's the non-ponytail version: The Spiral Lace Braid youtube.com 5. The Headband Braid youtube.com Or you could do this disappearing headband variation. ducklingsinarow.com ducklingsinarow.com Directions here. 6. The Sideways Mermaid hairromance.com 7. The Relaxed French Braid youtube.com Watch the tutorial here. 8. The Slide Up Braid hairromance.com Get the full tutorial here. 9. The Bohemian Side Braid freckled-fox.com / Via thewonderforest.com 10. The Twisted Ladder Ponytail abellasbraids.com Get the directions here. 11. The Big, Messy, Reversed Dutch Braid View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12. The Five-Strand Dutch Braid View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's like making a friendship bracelet in your hair. The end result should look something like this.... imgur.com 13. The Ladder Ponytail cutegirlshairstyles.com Get the directions here. 14. The Entwined Scarf digu.com Or The Scarf-Braided Pigtails hairromance.com This is pretty much perfect summer picnic hair. 15. The Three-Braid Bird's Nest cosmotolog.com / Via bespokiet.com 16. The Single Waterfall Braid hairromance.com The best part is how it works on short hair. Directions here. 17. The Double Waterfall Braid adventuresofadiymom.com 18. The Triple French Braid (With Bun!) missysue.com 19. The Sailor's Knot Braid bobbyglam.com 1) Divide hair into four sections and number them 1–4 from the left 2) No. 1 goes over No. 2 3) No. 3 goes over No. 4 4) No. 4 over No. 1 5) RepeatOr watch the video tutorial here. 20. The Knotted Milkmaid Braid loveblair.com Get the directions here. 21. Crown Braids Redux weddingchicks.com Making each braid a different thickness gives an idiosyncratic twist to the crown braids. 22. The Cascading Half-Up Princess Braids youtube.com 23. The Zig-Zag Braid jadabeauty.com Full tutorial here. Bonus Challenge: The Z Braid locksandlocksofhairstyles.blogspot.com Once you've mastered the lace braid, this should be easy. Watch the tutorial here. Want great beauty tips in your inbox every week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Health & Beauty newsletter!