It almost feels like braids are the hot style of the moment for little girls. We can’t say whether it’s inspired by Elsa or Katniss, or both, but trying new braid styles is the perfect trend for our daughters because they keep their hair out of their faces, they’re creative, fun and can be worn by all types of hair of varying lengths. With the start of school upon us, we thought it was time to look at some of the new braid styles for girls.
Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth agrees, “Particularly for back-to-school, braids are a great way of showcasing your personal style,” she says. “It doesn’t stop at your clothes, it extends to how you wear your hair. I think braids over all allow you to play with your identity a little bit and just have some fun and show off your creativity.” To inspire you and your daughter, we found these 10 braid styles for girls that are definitely not the middle school French braid we remember.
1. Zig Zag French Braid
The Zig Zag French Braidis just the original with a slightly punk edge. You simply divide hair into three parts and work your way down connecting them along the way until you reach the base of the head and then three-strand your way down as usual.
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