41 Cute Braided Hairstyles for Summer 2019

Summer is almost here, so it is a good time to start thinking about your summer look. One of the most important things to consider is the hair. Changing your hair or trying a new style will instantly refresh your look ready for the new season. Braided hairstyles are on trend and super popular for the summer. You can look cute and stylish but also tie your hair up on hot day. We have put together 41 of the best braided hairstyles for summer. There is something for everyone.

1. Double Dutch Braids

First up we have this double braid hairstyle. This is an easy style that can be created with practice. You could wear it like this or continue the braid all the way to the ends. It is a great style for hot days or days at the beach as the hair is tied up out of the way. You can keep cool and look cute at the same time.

2. Floral Braid

Jazz up your braided summer hairstyles by adding some flowers. The pretty pink and white flowers in this look just give the hairstyle a summery vibe. Flowers are a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. You could recreate something like this with any flower you like.

Floral Braid Hairstyle for Summer

Source: @sara.cesaraccio

3. Waterfall Braid

Half up, half down hairstyles give you the best of both worlds. This half up style features a gorgeous waterfall braid. The hairdo is finished off beautifully with little leaf accessories. You could recreate it with accessories or without. It is a cute style that would look great for any summer occasion.

4. Braided Ponytail

Next, we have a beautiful ponytail and fishtail braid hairstyle. This summer style is very pretty and would look great with a floaty dress and natural makeup. It is a versatile style that could be worn anywhere from a festival to a day at the beach or even a wedding.

Braided Ponytail Hairstyle Idea

Source: @alisabinhair

5. Braided Crown and Bun

Braided crowns are a very popular style. To create a summer braided crown why not wear the braids with a bun. This creates a cute hairstyle perfect for the hot weather. You could even add in some flowers for a bohemian hairdo or some cute hair accessories like gems for a festival.

Cute Braided Updo Idea for Summer

Source: @ebielynnftw

6. Accessorized Braided Style

If accessories sound like your thing, you will love this next braided style. It features intricate braids with blue and green gems. We love this hairstyle because the styling possibilities are endless. You could have different colored gems and you could try different braids to create a unique look.

7. Braids and Waves

Bohemian style is always a must have for the summer. Boho braids are an easy way to give any outfit the bohemian vibe. For a simple hairstyle try something like this. Create beach waves, there are plenty of tutorials online and then just add some braids around the hair. This is a cute and easy summer style to make you look like a boho babe.

Braids and Waves for Braided Summer Hairstyles

Source: @hairbynikkilayne

8. Festival Braids

Like the cornrows? Then this style is for you. This summer hairdo features cornrow braids and soft waves. A hairstyle like this will suit everyone and is great for festivals, hot days and days at the beach or the pool. Your hair is out of the way but still looks gorgeous.

9. Glitter Roots and Braids

Glitter roots have become a festival fashion must have. This sparkly trend is great for the summer, it really suits the fun summer vibe. Glitter roots looks amazing with braids and the glittery braid would be perfect for festivals and vacations. Have fun with it and add glitter in your favourite color.

Double Dutch Braids with Glitter

Source: @redken

10. Crown Braid Updo

For a simple and stylish summer braided style, try a crown like this. It is a beautiful hairdo that would be great for bad hair days, hot and sunny days and if you haven’t got a lot of time to style your hair. You could jazz it up for a special occasion or night out.

11. Boho Braids

If you like the boho style, we have another hairstyle for you. This one is a half up and half down style with a braided bun. It also features little braids in hair left down. The style is beautiful would suit any girl. You could even add some feathers or flowers for a unique boho hairdo.

12. Five Strand Braid Half Updo

If you want something more advanced then check out these five strand braids. These complex braids create a unique statement look. You will give everyone hair envy with intricate styles like these. A hairstyle like this will be very trendy for the summer. There are plenty of tutorials available online so have a practice.

Five Strand Braid Half Updo

Source: @n.starck

13. Braid into a Ponytail

Summer is a very popular season for weddings. If you have a wedding coming up consider a braided hairstyle like this one. It is beautiful, stylish and summery, what more could you want? You could make it extra special by adding some gems or flowers.

14. Braids into a Bun

We have shown you a couple of braided summer hairstyles with buns, here is another alternative style with just one. It features double dutch braids that go into a bun. The double braids are a great style to learn as there are many ways to style them. A hairdo like this will look cute in summer and beyond.

15. Trendy Side Braids

Our next pick has a rock chick vibe. It features three very small braids on one side with voluminous hair on the other. This combination creates a unique and edgy look. Something like this would be a great way to give your rocker look a touch of summer.

16. Loose Braid with Volume

If you want something simpler, then this single braid is for you. It is just one loose braid with plenty of volume and the finished result is stunning. Simple braided summer hairstyles like this will suit anyone across all ages for any occasion. You could even glam it up for a summer wedding or special occasion.

17. Bold Braids

Our next pick shows how to wear bold braids in style. The braided hairdo features two double braids with two different braid styles. Something like this would look amazing all summer. If you wanted to step up your style game even get your hair colored into a pastel blue or vibrant pink. Bright hair colors are bang on trend this summer.

Bold Braids for Summer

Source: @amandajeank

18. Loose Braided Crown

Here is another style that shows how to wear a braided crown this summer. This gorgeous hairstyle features a loose crown braid that blends together to create a single braid. It is a beautiful boho hairdo that will look amazing for any summer occasion. You could even add some little braids to the hair left down.

19. Braids for Medium Length Hair

Braids do not have to include all or most of your hair you could just have a small braid like this one. It just jazzes up the normal style for the new season. To make it trendy and unique you could add a clip design like this one. Hair clips can create funky patterns. On this hairstyle, the clips were placed into a triangular design. We love this look.

Braids for Medium Length Hair

Source: @hairbycaitlin_kromasalon

20. Half Up, Half Down Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braids look beautiful so why not add the braids to your half up, half down style. The braids just refresh the style ready for summer. You could recreate this easily and in little time with some practice. The great thing about fishtail braids is that they don’t have to be perfect to look good. Loose fishtail braids look awesome.

21. Waterfall Braid

Last on our braided summer hairstyles list is this stunning waterfall braid. A style like this will wow in summer and beyond. It is gorgeous style that is perfect for vacations, days out and more. It would be a beautiful choice for a beach wedding. There are tutorials on waterfall braids available so you can practice on yourself, family and friends to get the perfect waterfall look.

Waterfall Braid Look for Summer

Source: @ulrikke.duo

22. Stylish Ponytail with a Side Braid

Next, we have a cute and trendy hairstyle. The hair is styled into a relaxed and textured ponytail with a beautiful side braid. To finish off the look, the hair is accessorized with gorgeous clips too. This is an easy to wear hairstyle that will suit everyone. You can buy similar clips to these online.

Stylish Ponytail with a Side Braid

Source: @livlina93

23. Rainbow Braids

The next hairstyle is fun and colorful so it is perfect for the summer. For this look, the hair is styled into double Dutch braids with rainbow colors weaved into the braids. This is such a gorgeous hair idea. This hairstyle was created to celebrate Pride but we think it would be a great summery style. You can recreate the rainbow look or try different colors.

24. Boho Braided Hairstyle with Feathers

Give your hair a boho look with a braided style like this one. The hair is long with waves and features small single braids too. There are also super stylish accessories which include feathers. Feathers and braids are such a trendy combination. A hairstyle like this will be perfect for festivals. You can use any color feathers to recreate a similar look.

Boho Braided Hairstyle with Feathers

Source: @dvir_tvik

25. Simple and Stylish French Braid

If all the bold hairstyles are not for you and you’re looking for something simpler, then this could be perfect for you. Here we have a gorgeous single French braid. It is so stylish and easy to wear. A hairstyle like this would be perfect for the beach and vacations. You’re hair is out of the way and it looks beautiful too.

26. Single French Braid with a Scarf

You can jazz up your braid with a scarf and here is a gorgeous example. This look features a simple braid with a light, silky scarf weaved into it. As you can see, it really glams up the braid and gives the hair a unique and chic look. You can recreate this style or you can choose a different colored scarf. Maybe color match it to your outfit.

27. Two Fishtail Braids

The next hairstyle we have to show you is very pretty and stylish. Here we have hair that is styled half up and half down. The loose hair is beautifully curled and the top layer has been styled into two fishtail braids. This is a gorgeous hairstyle and you can recreate this or even add some accessories like flowers.

28. Unique Personalized Braid Idea

Next, we have another accessorized look to show you. The hair is styled into a long single braid and it is accessorized with sparkling letters. This is such a cool and unique idea. You can have letters that spell out your name or your favorite word. You can by clips with letters of the alphabet online.

29. Elegant Braided Updo

If you need a more elegant braided hairstyle, then take a look at this idea. Here we have a beautiful updo with a side braid and a low bun. A hairstyle like this is perfect for any summery special occasion from a wedding to a party. It will suit everyone too. Recreate this style or you can recreate a sleeker version with neater hair.

Elegant Braided Updo

Source: @natalieannehair

30. Accessorized Ponytail and Braid

Like hair that stands out from the crowd? Then this is perfect for you. This style features a braid that then turns into a ponytail. The ponytail is accessorized with different scrunchies. We love the scrunchies because they look so stylish and they make a statement too. You can use scrunchies in any color for your hair.

31. Trendy Braided Pigtails

Our next idea is fun, cute and easy to wear. Here we have pigtails that have a funky braided design. Hair like this is trendy and is perfect for a relaxed summer occasion. You can recreate this or have two single braid pigtails. Either way, your hair will look stylish. You could also use hair ties for the different sections instead of hair to make recreating the style a little easier.

32. Pretty Braided Style with a Bow

This next hair idea is one of our favorites. The hair is styled into a mohawk braid with a beautiful bow accessory. Hair like this will make you stand out from the crowd in style. It would be perfect for a special occasion and you can recreate this or try a bow with a different braid.

Pretty Braided Style with a Bow

Source: @hairicome_

33. Elegant Braided Ponytail

Next, we have a chic and stylish hair idea. For this look, the hair is styled into a high single braid. The braid also has pearl accessories too. Hair like this is glam and easy to wear. It would be the perfect hairstyle for a party or special occasion. You can recreate with or without the accessories.

34. Messy Halo Braid

Love the halo braid hairstyles? If so, this is perfect for you. There are two braids to give the hair the crown look with loose curls at the side. This is a glam and elegant hair idea that would be perfect for a party or special summery occasion. It would be a great wedding hairstyle too. You could have a more casual look if you create more relaxed braids.

Messy Halo Braid 

Source: @dvir_tvik

35. Half Up Braids with a Scarf

The next hair idea is another braided look with a scarf. This is a half up, half down hairstyle. The upper half of the hair is styled into two braids and the rest is left loose. Both braids meet and are tied with a stylish scarf. This is such a pretty and chic look. We love the scarf because it makes the hairstyle unique. You can recreate with any scarf.

Half Up Braids with a Scarf

Source: @livlina93

36. Ponytail and a Braid

A ponytail is a simple and chic hairstyle but you can jazz it up with a braid. Here is a great example. This style features a low ponytail with an added braid on the top layer of hair. We love this trendy idea because you kind of get two hairstyles in one. Hair like this is easy to wear and will suit everyone.

37. Accessorized Side Braid

Next, we have another accessorized look. The hair is beautifully curled with a large side braid and the braid is accessorized with lots of different clips. This is a cute hairstyle and you can accessorize a similar braid with any hair clips. Maybe look for similar ones or choose the letters or pearl clips. Either way, your hair will look super stylish.

38. Cute Braided Updo

Looking for a cute summery updo? Then check out this hairstyle. Here we have two braids that meet in the middle of the head to create a beautiful updo. It is such a chic and elegant hair idea but it is versatile too. You could wear it anywhere from work to a night out. For a special occasion, you could even add some accessories like flowers.

Cute Braided Updo

Source: @hairdobyanni

39. High Ponytail with a Small Side Braid

You don’t have to go all out with the braids, you could try a hairstyle with a subtler braided look. Here is is a stylish example. The hair is styled into a high ponytail with a small side braid. As you can see, the braid gives the ponytail a trendier look but it is chic and low-key too. Hair like this is easy to wear and it is one of our favorites.

40. Colorful Braids

Earlier in the post we shared braids with added color. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. Here we have two gorgeous braids and some of the hair is colored in different purple shades. As you can see, the purple really jazzes up the braids. You can permanently dye your hair or you can use the wash out colors that don’t last as long. It is a cool and colorful look to try.

Colorful Cornrow Braids

Source: @grimerka6

41. Single Braid with a Trendy Hair Clip

Our next hair idea is another single braid. Here we have a simple three strand braid. The hair also features a gorgeous pearl hair clip. We love the hair clip because it glams up the classic braid. You can recreate with a long braid like this or try shorter braid. You can view a hair tutorial for this on the page below.

We hope you have found a few perfect braided summer hairstyles to try.

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Rebecca Puttock


6 thoughts on "41 Cute Braided Hairstyles for Summer 2019"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love these but I would appriciate it if you could put a tutorial on how to do it.Thanks

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would like to get a lesson on how to do these! They are all so adorable! Please try to upload directions or tutorials!

  3. Anonymous says:

    super pretty a step by step needed

  4. Anonymous says:

    I want to try these but need a step by step

  5. Anonymous says:

    step by step!! these are so so so super cuuute!

  6. Sandra D Richards says:

    Great collection of Braid hairstyle, i love them all.
    keep it up

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