The Easy Double Braid

Double braid tutorial (click-through for the full tutorial)-1In 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.   Layered double braid tutorial (click-through for the full tutorial) 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.

Layered double braid tutorial (click-through for the full tutorial)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.

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Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice. 

  • I was not expecting it to look so easy to do! I can’t wait to give it a go next time i go somewhere that requires more than the messy bun i usually rock 😛

  • I can’t believe how easy this is, when I saw it on Instagram I figured it had to be extremely complicated. It’s amazing! Easy and beautiful! Finally a braid that I might be able to achieve 😀

  • I too would like to see different hair tutorials. Not many people have this much hair. I have less hair on my head than one of Rebecca’s braids. Maybe some for curly hair?

  • This is so beautiful! But I wish every single hair tutorial on ABM wasn’t for women with long, thick, smooth hair. Something I’m not lucky enough to have… 🙁

  • Oh this is perfect! I’m such a novice braid-er, this would make it look like I know what I’m doing! Thanks for the lovely tutorial!

  • This is such a beautiful hairdo, I wish my hair was long enough for it!

  • I love the look of all of Rebecca’s braid styles, but I would love to see some that ladies like me (with much less hair)could do! Thanks!

  • I wish my hair was thick enough to be able to pull this style off!

  • Such a cool hairstyle and so simple! Love this hair colour too.

    Nicky Zeeb xx

  • this hair color is amazing! And I love how it really does look like a complicated style … but it’s not : )

  • Wow how striking is this hair colour! Love the braid!

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