If You Can Braid, You Can Create the Heidi Braid

A classic summer conundrum for people with longer hair is how to keep that hair off your face and neck without looking like a bum. It’s a delicate balance between couch potato pony and chic outdoor up-do. If you’re bored of your same look, whether it’s a regular pony, bun, or braid, try mixing up your hairstyle to get a little variety in your summertime look. We highly suggest this simple and adorable style, lovingly referred to as the Heidi braid. This hairstyle is perfect for keeping cool and stylish in our final months of summer. Watch the video below to see how you can get this easy look yourself.

The great thing about this style is that if you can braid hair at all – and it doesn’t have to be a fish tail or anything complicated, just a regular braid – then you can accomplish this look.

This style is also great for showcasing your facial features. Because your hair is pulled straight off your face, you can play with some bright, bold makeup to balance out your understated hair do.

All in all, this is just a fun summer look that you can put together in just minutes.

To get started, all you need are some clear elastic bands and bobby pins. The whole look should only take a few quick steps to complete.

The Heidi Braid

STEP 1: Separate your hair into two sections.

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STEP 2: Braid both sections. Loosen the braids gently with your fingers.
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STEP 3: Pull the braids around to the opposite sides of your head.
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STEP 4: Tuck the ends of the braids under and pin into place.

This is such a simple hairstyle and the end result is just adorable! What do you think of the Heidi? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.