20 Creative French Braid Hairstyles To Try Out This Summer

One of my favourite things about the warmer weather that’s just around the corner is how my creative juices start running again. They kind of get a bit frozen in the winter and with the blossoms blooming, so does my creativity.

With people making the most of the great outdoors, there’s no better time than the summer to show off your creativity! And with that, I bring you the best creative French braid hairstyles for you to try out this summer!

I scoured the web for the most talented and original braids and I’ve got some WOW looks! Get ready to be amazed. Some are easy to recreate some are easier just to look at:) It’s time to get creative!

1. Bushel Braids

Starting this braids post with a bang, we have these beautiful white-blonde bushel braids in pigtails. Bushel braids give such a soft lovely look to the hair.

While it looks hard to recreate, once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty simple. However, you do need longish hair that’s more or less to get this look right.

2. Inside Out French Plait

One of my favourite braids is the inside-out French braid. I do it all the time in my daughter’s hair, it keeps all her baby hair neatly in place throughout the day. The best part is how professional it looks, yet how easy it is to make!

3. Half Bun Heart

This hairstyle is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s got the heart, but it’s so subtle that it still looks classy! You have to love the tiny braid interwoven into the bigger braid! How do these talented people even come up with these ideas?!

4. Pull Through Hairstyle

A pull-through braid is one of the easiest braids to pull off, and one of the most effective too. It has the wow factor screaming from it! Why not heat it a notch with beads or jewels where the bobbles are?

5. Half-Up Braid

This half-up loose braid is the perfect way to say I’m chilled and too cool for a tight braid. Add some extra highlights for a more dramatic effect!

7. Chained Up

Another pull-through braid, but with a twist. Do it at an angle for added glamour and add some chains for extra originality.

Pull-through braids are on the easier side to create, playing around with the look is fun and adds so much! Remember, the skies are the limit to what you can create!

8. Half with a Twirl

Not only is this hairstyle easy and quick to create, but it’s also very versatile. It always helps every hair look to have some pretty balayage, check out these blonde hair colour ideas to try out!

9. Bridal Swirls

The details in this braid are amazing, perfect for a bride or anyone off to a wedding. While it’s hard to pull this look off, at least you can enjoy looking at it! Yup, that’s what I tell myself:)

10. Woven Hair

I don’t know how practical or how wearable this braid is, but my personal opinion is that it’s amazing!

It’s one of the harder looks to recreate and requires serious patience, so only attempt it if being patient is how you define yourself!

11. Floral Rose

Love roses and braids? Why not combine the two with this beautiful hairstyle?

It reminds me a bit of an Escher painting with the braid turning into a rose, which then falls gracefully into beautiful curls! It all flows so perfectly.

12. Half-up Perfectionist

I was stuck on what to name this hairstyle, but I think perfect braids suit it very well! Let me know in the comment section at the end if you have a better name for it. Looking at all the details, the braids really are perfection!

13. Pony Twist

In the not-so-distant past, wearing your hair in a pony meant that you didn’t have time to sort yourself out in the morning.

Now, when done right, a pony looks elegant and classy, even for an everyday look! This braid pony is stunning, it looks like a bushel braid that has been twisted.

Check out some other pony hairstyle ideas here!

14. Rustic Pony

Since we’re on the topic of ponytails, I couldn’t leave this one out! Bring back that farm, rustic vibe with this beauty! It’s got some fishtail braid, a lot of twists and some lovely flowers to top it up!

Check out some more ponytail ideas and inspiration.

15. Everything Braid

This braid is the equivalent of the everything bagel. It has so much detail and so many different braids going on in it! If this is too hard for you to recreate, you can simplify it and it will still be beautiful!

16. Beautiful with a Bow

Featuring inside-out braids along with the most perfect bows, ugh, this hairstyle is totally delightful and on the easier side to recreate.

17. Flower Plaits Everywhere

Wow, the details of this hairstyle are totally incredible. The flowers are perfect and the dangling braids just tie up the whole look beautifully.

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18. Chic Bun

Elegant and classy, this hairstyle is for the woman who wants to look the part but also loves a bit of braid. Check out the bushel braid in the bun! Yup, it’s all in the details!

19. Infinity Pigtails

The details in these pigtails are absolutely amazing! It takes the term infinity braids to a whole new level with its intricacies that it has.

20. Heart Flower

Here’s another Valentine’s Day hairstyle. Celebrate your love this year with a giant heart braid with roses incorporated in it!

My Thoughts

One of the things that these braid hairstyle ideas as taught me is that there are so many talented people out there!

It’s not only the actual creations that are impressive but also the creativity to come up with ideas!

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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