21 Trendy Braided Hairstyles to Try This Summer

21 Trendy Braided Hairstyles to Try This Summer


Braids have been around for many years and every year, or should I say every summer, we start to experiment more with our hair.  You start to see more braids in summer than any other time of the year.  Braids are easy and low maintenance.  If you look after your braids, they can last for 2 months, even longer for many people but we would recommend 2 months.

Braided hair can show off your style and character.  They are unique to your hair and look stunning for summer.  It is very adaptable with all braids, from fishtails to cornrows, you can mix them together if you wish.

With all this in mind, summer is here so we thought we would show you 21 trendy braided hairstyles to try.  Bear in mind that a few may be a little tricky and you might need a friend to help but with practice, you will be braiding your hair every day!  Even if you don’t think you can achieve these styles, how will you know until you try?

1. Cornrows with Colored Extensions

Add a little colour to your braids.

White Girl with Cornrows

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Adding a few coloured extensions will add your unique style and add a little colour to your braids.  This is simple and easy to do, just add the coloured extensions when you are braiding.

2. Messy, Fishtail Updo

Everyone loves a fishtail braid.

Messy Fishtail Braided Updo for Black Women

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What is not to love about this braid.  They create a unique braid that only fishtails can do.

3. Two Long Cornrows for White Girls

This style is very Kim K and we love it.

Two Long Cornrows for White Girls

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Create this gorgeous two long cornrows hairstyle and be the envy of all your friends.

4. Blonde Cornrows

Blonde cornrows are stunning and striking.

Straight Back Blonde Cornrows

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These blonde cornrows will make you stand out from the crowd.

5. Big Caramel Cornrows

Add a subtle touch of colour.

Caramel Cornrows with Extensions

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If you are looking to highlight your hair but don’t fancy going blonde, how about caramel highlights?  Look how good caramel shades intertwined with braids.

6. Messy, Boho Fishtail Braids

This is screaming beach, boho style.

Boho Fishtail Braids for Summer

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We all love to chill on the beach in summer and this is the perfect hairstyle for it.  Whether you are playing beach volleyball or just relaxing on the beach, you want to look catwalk ready.  With this hairstyle, you will be catwalk and Vogue ready.  It is two trending hairstyles in one – messy hair and fishtail braids!  Messy hair is perfect for summer as we tend to get all hot and bothered by the weather and the last thing we need to think about is whether our hair is looking good.  While messy hair is fashionable, you need to take advantage of it so mix it with fishtail braids to look amazing!

7. Braided Crown Style

Having a braided crown looks stunning.

Braided Crown Hairstyle for Summer

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No need for any hair accessories when you have a braided hair crown.  It completely changes your look and it is perfect for any occasion.

8. Super Long Cornrow Braids

This hairstyle is for when long cornrows just isn’t enough anymore…

Two Super Long Cornrow Braids

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You need the super long cornrow braids.  You need to make a top statement wherever you go and all your friends look to you for style advice.  Rock your super long braids!

9. Cool, Kim K Inspired Braided Style

As we already mentioned, Kim K is a super fan of braided hair.

Braided Hairstyle for Summer

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It is a low maintenance style and if you look after your braids, they can last up to 2 months.  We suggest you take them out after this time so your hair can relax.  They look stylish, fashionable and perfect through the day and evening.

10. Big and Small Cornrows

Mix it up a little by having big and small cornrows.

Big and Small Straight Back Cornrows for White Girls

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Who needs to have symmetrical hair nowadays, be different and add a few big cornrows with a few small cornrows.




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