20 Gorgeous Braid Styles You Can Easily Do Yourself

braid how tosHands 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 you can't 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 your hair off your 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 you just don't have time to wash or heat-style your mane. But if you already have a go-to style of braid, you might be tired of it.  

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

For those of you who are stuck in a rut over at French braiding, look no further. Here are 20 braid styles you can definitely do yourself, no crazy braiding skills necessary -- we also made sure to include looks for a variety of hair types and lengths too. Enjoy your new 'do!

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