Braided hair can be the perfect hairstyle for many occasions or just everyday wear, but most often the skill and times needed to pull off this hairstyle maybe not something everyone can spare. Fortunately, braiding your hair doesn't have to take you all morning and even those who lack hair-styling skills can easily pull off a number of beautiful braids. These easy braids for people with long hair are perfect when you don't have the time or just want to do something quick and different with your hair.

Easy Braids for Long Hair


Double bun braids

These braids are great for those looking for a more sporty look, especially during the summer months.

  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle.

  2. Use gel or a moisturizing oil from root to tip to keep the hair nourished and to give a more sleek and polished look.

  3. Take a one-inch portion of the hair on one side of the part and begin braiding it at the front.

  4. Once you are done braiding it, gather the rest of the hair on the same side and pull it all back, braid included, at the back of your head in a bun.

  5. Repeat the process on the other side.


Simple crown braid

This braided hairstyle is perfect for formal occasions and shouldn't take more than five minutes to complete.

  1. Begin by parting down the middle and divided the parts into two even sections.

  2. Braid each section and secure with a clear elastic band.

  3. Flip the braids over the top of your head and secure them in place with a bobby pin.

  4. Pull out a few strands of hair to frame your face and you're done.


Two in one braid

This braid looks complex but is super easy to create. For this braid, you'll want to keep your hair unwashed and use a dry shampoo in it so that you can have a better grip on the hair and it will hold better.

  1. Begin this easy braids for long hair by gathering all your hair to one side.

  2. Divide the hair into two equal sections.

  3. Begin with one section and braid it regularly then secure with an elastic hair band.

  4. The second section will be braided as well but once you reach the end of the braid, you will want to remove the band from the first braid and layer the end of the braids over each other so it looks seamless.

  5. Secure the braids together with an elastic band and give the loops of your braid a little pull to give them a fuller look.


Pigtail braids

This 90's inspired hairstyle is perfect for long and short hair. It is quick, easy, and is perfect for your summer attire.

  1. Begin by parting the hair straight down the middle so there is a clean line from the front to back.

  2. Braid one side of the hair and secure with an elastic band, then braid the other side.

  3. When finished, you can add a chic headband for more fun.



This crown like hairstyle is perfect for those who want boho look that is sleek and can easily transfer from day to evening wear.

  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle so you have a clean line from front to back.

  2. Braid each side as you would with a pigtail hairstyle.

  3. Take one of the braids and wrap it over the top of your head close to the forehead and pin it into place.

  4. Wrap the other braid under the head near the nape of your neck and pin it into place.

  5. Secure both braids with bobby pins so it is tight and secure, then give your hair a quick spritz of hairspray.


Look-alike fishtail

When it comes to easy braids for long hair, you wouldn't think a fishtail braid included. This faux fishtail braid is perfect for those who want a beautiful braid without all the complicating steps.

  1. Fist pull your hair back into a low ponytail.

  2. Just above the ponytail, divide the hair to create a small opening, then flip the ponytail through the opening.

  3. About an inch below the low ponytail elastic band, you want to place another elastic band.

  4. Create another opening between the two elastic bands and flip the ponytail through the opening.

  5. Just below the second elastic band, you'll place another elastic band and you're done.


Hidden braids

When you want something quick and different, then this half-up braided hairstyle is perfect.

  1. Begin by pulling back just the top half of your hair into a half up ponytail.

  2. Near the nape of the neck, on one side, take a small section of hair, about an inch and braid regularly. Secure with an elastic band.

  3. Repeat on the other side of the head and you're done.


Knotted braid

This is an easy braid like hairstyle that is perfect for those days you just need to keep your hair out of your face.

  1. Pull your hair to one side and divide into two equal sections.

  2. Tie the two section as you would for a piece of string.

  3. Repeating this tying until you run out of hair and then secure the bottom with an elastic band.


Side fishtail

Fishtail braids work best for those who have a bit of texture to their hair. This easy braid for long hair may take a little more time, but the ending hairstyle is well worth the few extra minutes.

  1. Begin by pulling the hair to one side in a low ponytail and secure it close to the nape of the neck with an elastic band.

  2. Divide the hair into two equal sections.

  3. Hold one section in your hand as you take a small section from the other section near the outside of the hair.

  4. Draw the small section over the one in your hand.

  5. Repeat with the opposite section of hair and repeat this drawing over of small sections until you run out of hair.

  6. Secure the bottom with an elastic band then remove the top elastic band by carefully cutting it out.


Halo braid

For those who want to put a simple twist on their half up do, this is the perfect braid for you.

  1. Begin by separating the hair into a half up ponytail, then section the top half of the hair into two equal parts and secure them temporarily with a pin or elastic band.

  2. Take one side of the top section hair and french braid it towards the back, then secure it with an elastic band.

  3. Repeat on the other side.

  4. Combine the two braids into one elastic band.


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