Braids are such a fun hairstyle to do on yourself, your friends, your kids. And they can easily be tailored to each individual’s hair. Most of the big beautiful braids you see are courtesy of extensions (what?!) but with the right technique and a lot practice you can get these looks too. When I first began experimenting, I had to practice A LOT to get it down so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it the first try, nobody does! Another fun aspect is that there are no rules; make your own, wear them up, wear them down, as an accent, double or even triple them. Do whatever works for you and however you like your braids to look! Here are a few of my favorite and go-to styles.