35 Gorgeous Braided Hairstyles That Are Easy to Do

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Hands down, braids have to be the most versatile of hairdos! They can be worn up, down, or on the side and can go fancy or informal. Not to mention that every hair type can benefit from a braid. Plus, they're generally easy to do, and they look good even when they're messy (see: a zillion celebrities). It's safe to say that no one can go wrong with saving a bad hair day with a pretty braid. Say no more, right? 

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Braids are perfect because a big one can be the entire hairstyle and get all the hair off our neck, or a small one can just be a nice little accent. Plus, braids are perfect for second day hair (or third, because let's get real, we're really busy), or basically whenever we just don't have time to wash or heat-style our manes. But for those who already have a go-to style of braid, they might be growing tired of it.  

It makes sense that folks might want to have a few braid styles in their lexicon, right? We definitely think so. 

For those of us who are stuck in a rut over French braiding, here are 35 braid styles that are easy to give a try, no crazy braiding skills necessary. We also made sure to include looks for a variety of hair types and lengths. Enjoy a new 'do in no time!

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