Memorial Day weekend is here which means braid season is also upon us. After all, there’s no better hairstyle for adventure-filled, humidity-prone days. While edgy braids are trending (see: Joan Smalls), there are plenty of boho and romantic options that are still very much in style. Here, a recap of some of our favorite looks and what hair-length they’re ideal for.
Lauren Conrad's Half-Up Braid
A macrame braid (see here for instructions) gives short, fine hair some oomph.
Jessica Stam's Double French Braids
Starting double French braids right at the top allows shorter-haired girls to partake in the fun.
Bella Hadid's Face-Framing Braid
Almost anyone can rock a teeny-tiny baby braid for a boho-cool effect.
Karolina Kurkova's Braided Bun
Make mid-length hair look super long by coiling a regular braid into a bun.
Alexa Chung's Milkmaid Braid
Mid- to long-haired girls can highlight their French-girl bangs by pinning two pigtail braids at the top of the head.
Kendall Jenner's Undercut Braids
Teeny-tiny cornrow braids look cool on long-haired girls but work well for a variety of lengths.
Joan Small's Mohawk Braids
We love this edgy trio of French braids, which works on long-haired girls or those with a shorter mane.
Rachel Zoe's Wrap-Around Braid
Girls with longer hair will love this crown braid and side braid combo.
Zoe Kravtiz's Allover Braids
While it's more of a commitment, we love box braids on girls with super-long hair (and shorter).