If you have long hair, you know how quickly it can go from Rapunzel-level awesome to holy-shit-my-scalp-hurts annoying, especially when you try to wear a heavy, hardcore-pinned updo for more than 15 minutes. Which is why we’re so in love with simple, easy braids for long hair.
We’re not talking about insanely intricate, prom-level updos, but truly simple, and surprisingly gorgeous, braids that are perfect for long hair, like French-braided ponytails, half-up, half-down braids, and loosely braided chignons. So we rounded up our favorite long-hair braid tutorials, below, that are ridiculously easy to follow. Keep reading—and watching!—to find an official replacement for your boring ponytail.
Dutch Side Braid
Softly Braided Chignon
Multi-Layered Curly Braids