If you are someone who drools every time you see a braid hairstyle on a celebrity but also let out a deep sigh as you have zero braiding skills, we feel you. Braids are the most versatile hair styling technique ever and can turn even the simplest of hairstyles like a bun or ponytail into a red-carpet ’do.

Well, it isn’t (it never is) too late to learn the art of weaving your hair and even if you suck at hairstyling, you can master each braid style and rock it like a pro. From a basic fishtail to the fancy rope braid, here is a simple and easy tutorial to ace five types of braids. Take a look and get braidin’.

 

01: Three-strand braid

01: Three-strand braid

The basic three-strand braid is quite easy to make. Simply divide your hair into three sections and cross the left strand over the middle one. Next, take the right strand and cross it over the new middle strand and repeat this until you reach the end. Secure with a hair tie and you are done.

 

02: Fishtail braid

02: Fishtail braid

Fishtail is a two-strand braid and looks exquisite. Although it may look a bit complicated, it is actually pretty easy to achieve. Divide your hair into two equal sections. Take a very small strand from the left section and add it to the right section by overlapping it. Repeat the same from the right section and keep adding hair as you go down the braid. Once you reach the end, add a hair tie to secure.

 

03: Rope braid

03: Rope braid

Rope braid became the most coveted braid style this year and if you’ve been eyeing this quirky hairdo too, here is how you can get it. Start by making a high ponytail for yourself. Divide it into two sections, hold them in your hands and twist them in opposite directions. Next, intertwine the twisted sections till the end and secure with a hair tie. Use hairspray to hold the hairdo.

 

04: French braid

04: French braid

The classic French braid looks beautiful and goes well with any outfit. Plus, making it is a breeze and takes about five minutes. Gather a small section of hair and divide it into three sections. Weave it in a three-strand braid once and for the next round, add hair from down the section. Braid once again and add another section from the right. Keep braiding and adding hair as you go. Once you reach the nape of your neck, pull it in a basic braid.

 

05: Dutch braid

05: Dutch braid

A Dutch braid is perfect braid style to team with badass boxer braids. It is quite similar to French braid with one difference. Instead of crossing over the sections, you need to cross from underneath while braiding your hair. Divide your hair into three sections as you usually do and cross the left section from under the middle one and then do the same with the right section. Keep adding hair strands as you go and secure with a hair tie or pins to finish the look.