38 Gorgeous Braids You've Got to Learn Now ...

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It's summer, and to my delight, gorgeous braids and braided hairstyles are still totally on-trend.

So whether you're more Elsa or Katniss, or someone in between, here are a few gorgeous braided hairstyles to kick your summer style up a notch (or three).

1. Braided Headband

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Via Hairstyles for Long Hair

This is my favorite braided hairstyle, and it's actually pretty simple to do!

Tiny braids from each side of your hair, pulled across to make a band, and fastened with a boddy pin or clip behind each ear.

It's so pretty!

Maybe not the best for humid summer days, but ideal for indoors (air conditioning) or cooler nights.

2. Braided Bangs

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Via Quick & Easy Hair Ideas ...

This one's easy, too!

Start at one side, French braid across, then once you get past your temple, just braid the end and clip back.2

3. Braided Butterfly

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Via Butterfly Hairstyle - AllDayChic

I don't have a clue how to do this one - YouTube, anyone?

- but wow, is it pretty!

4. Waterfall Braid

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Via Pictures of Waterfall Braid For ...

There are a million YouTube tutorials for this one, but I'm sure your stylist already knows how to do it.2

It's so pretty!

5. Braid and Bun

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Via Hair, Makeup, Skin & Nails

This one's simple, too!

Do a loose French braid for the top of your hair, then fasten with a hair elastic at the top, and make a messy bun.2

6. Fishtail+

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Via Beauty

Braid a few strands of hair, then gather all of your hair over one shoulder and make a fishtail braid.3

So Boho!

7. Braided Band

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Via 15 Cute Hairstyles with Braids ...

Tease the back of your hair for the "bump," then braid the long strands at your temples and pin them back under the "bump." So pretty!

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