15 Festival-Ready Braids Perfect For The Coachella Bound

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15 Festival-Ready Braids Perfect For The Coachella Bound
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Whether you’re packing up and heading to Coachella this weekend or have another festival on the books for the summer, there’s one hairstyle you’re going to need in your beauty arsenal: a braid. Sure flower crowns are great and beach waves are cute, but nothing says festival season quite like braids. We rounded up 15 of the most jaw-dropping plaits for the Coachella bound. No matter what your skill level, there’s a Coachella braid out there for you.

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In true bohemian fashion, the more haphazard the hair, the better. This fishtail pigtail braid relies on half the hair being artfully left out of the plait. The result: A woke-up-like-this braid perfect for bouncing from stage to stage.

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Would it really be festival season without a flower crown? This rose hair piece gives life to a standard crown braid.

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No need for a fancy braid here. A simple three-strand weave will do. Just be sure to add some texturizing spray to your locks before to get that beachy vibe.

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Tiny braids more your style? This baby cornrow 'do is subtle yet super edgy way to spice up any look.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes more is more. This mound of braids twists and turns and makes the bun a thing to behold.

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Delicate and simple. Two words we used to describe this classic milkmaid braid.

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Need some way to keep your bangs at bay during that hot summer day? This drop braid is a cool, whimsical style to try.

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Those advanced in the art of braiding should give this Herringbone-meets-five-strand-braid out! It's a real challenge!

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Double fishtail braids are just about the easiest (and cutest!) braids you can wear. Not to mention they work with almost any length of hair.

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This elegant French braid will work will on wet or dry hair, making it a perfect option for rain or shine. (Festivals are unpredictable after all!)

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Although barely a braid this twisted bun starts out with a three-strand plait that folds into itself for a sleek bun.

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There's no denying this look is plain cool. The mega French braid works because it's perfectly undone—wispies and all.

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Sometimes it's not just the braid that's impressive. For this Dutch-braided bun, the real focus were the amazing crystals, which adorned it.

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Perfect to pair with any down 'do, this gypsy-esque mini braid is a must.

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Looking for a super simple way to upgrade your basic French braid? Pin it up for a bun that only looks hard.

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