In my humble opinion, the best braids are also the easiest – especially when you are doing the braiding yourself! I love little braiding "cheats" and faux braids that give you the look of more complicated styles with half of the work. This double braid is definitely one of those easy cheats! It's a fun style that, even if you're new to braiding, you should be able to achieve, and it pays off with a unique look. Step One: Separate your hair into two sections and tie the top section up.
Step Two: Make a simple three strand braid using the hair you left down.
Step Three: Pancake your braid to make it as full and wide as possible.
Step Four: Bring down the hair you tied up before and make another simple three strand braid.
Step Five: Use a few bobby pins to position your top braid in the middle of your bottom braid. Tie the two braids together with an elastic.
That's it! This is one of the easiest braid styles I've done this summer, but it still looks really cool. The only "trick" is to hide your bobby pins so it looks like one braid. I'm already imagining more ways I can play with this style – maybe a fishtail braid on top instead of a regular one? Or keeping each braid more even in style to mimic a traditional four strand braid… so many possibilities! Cheers, Rebecca.
Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice.