Add a New Twist to Your Braided Hairstyle

Braided hairstyles are all the rage, and the reasons are obvious. Braids are simple, they are easy to make look amazing, and you can do so much with one technique that suits any style, outfit, or occasion. However there is a downside to this hair makeover miracle: braids can get boring. There’s only so many times you can do a simple braid until you feel like it has lost its luster and worse, it’s style. The good thing is, you can always teach an old dog new tricks.

I have found a few braided hairstyles in my travels that have unique touches – so if you have lost interest in braiding your hair – don’t give up until you’ve tried these ‘dos!

Waterfall Braid

This is a seldom used variety of the french braid, which is a shame because it is a great option for a half-up do without taking the volume out of the lower part of your hair by pulling it all the back. This works with straight hair, but I have also used this braid with my hair curled and it has turned out great since I’m not pulling all of my curled layers back and hiding them. Check out this video tutorial from Cute Girls Hairstyles for the how-to:

French Braid Up Do

If you are looking for a fancy braid for a nice night, this up do braid by Andrea at Beauty and the Blog might just do the trick! I love how simple this style is to create, but how complex and intricate the end result looks. Click here to get the step by step on her blog.

Braided Headband with Flower

I found the following tutorial right after posting our Poof-Proof Braided Headband style last week.  This is a super cute and easy way to finish off a french braided headband with a little flair.



  1. so fast are the steps being showed! it would have been better illustrated if it was slower……anyways……..useful enough if your eyes and your brain is very sharp!=p

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