A Family’s Guide to Delightful and Practical Spring Hair Braids

As the heat of spring arrives, it’s the perfect time to freshen your child’s hairstyle with some delightful and practical braids. Whether your children are attending outdoor activities, enjoying picnics in the park, or simply playing in the backyard, spring hair braids offer a versatile and stylish solution to keep their hair orderly and neat while adding a touch of charm to their look. Here’s a family’s guide to some adorable spring hair braids that are both stylish and functional.

Double Dutch Braids

Double the fun with double Dutch braids. This bold and stylish hairstyle involves braiding two sections of hair along the scalp, creating a striking and eye-catching look. Perfect for both casual outings and special occasions, double Dutch braids add a touch of flair to your child’s hairstyle while keeping their hair neatly in place.

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Waterfall Braids

Create a cascade of loveliness with waterfall braids. This intricate yet effortless style involves braiding sections of hair and allowing them to flow like a gentle waterfall. Perfect for both casual outings and special occasions, waterfall braids add a touch of excitement to your child’s look while keeping their hair stylishly contained.

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Fishtail Braids

Add a twist to traditional braids with fishtail braids. This intricate braid resembles the tail of a fish and adds a playful element to your child’s hairstyle. Whether styled as a single braid or incorporated into a ponytail or updo, fishtail braids are versatile and perfect for active kids who need a hairstyle that stays put.

Crown Braids

Give your child royal treatment with crown braids. This magnificent hairstyle involves braiding hair around the head to create a crown-like effect. Whether worn as a full crown or a half-up style, crown braids are perfect for special occasions or everyday wear, offering both elegance and practicality.

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Boxer Braids

For a hip and sporty look, try boxer braids. Also known as Dutch braids, these tight and secure braids are perfect for active kids who need a hairstyle that can withstand hours of play. Whether styled in twin braids or incorporated into a ponytail or bun, boxer braids offer a sleek and stylish solution for busy days.

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Twist Braids

Add a twist to traditional braids with twist braids. This simple yet chic style involves twisting sections of hair before braiding them together, creating a unique and textured look. Whether styled as a single braid or incorporated into a ponytail or updo, twist braids offer a fresh and modern take on classic braided hairstyles.

Whether you choose flower crown braids, waterfall braids, or any other style mentioned above, these adorable and practical hairstyles are sure to make your little one feel confident and stylish this spring season. So go ahead, get creative, and give your child’s hair a fresh and fabulous makeover to welcome the beauty of spring!

Top Hair Braids for 2024!

As we step into 2024, hair braids for girls continue to reign supreme as a versatile and stylish trend. From classic styles with a modern twist to innovative and intricate designs, here are some of the top hair braids that are making waves this year for girls of all ages:

Boxer Braids with a Pop of Color

Boxer braids, also known as Dutch braids, remain a popular choice in 2024. To add a contemporary touch, consider incorporating a pop of color with vibrant hair extensions or temporary color for a playful and eye-catching effect.

Bohemian Crown Braids

Bohemian-inspired crown braids are perfect for a laid-back look. These ethereal braids, encircling the head like a halo, offer a touch of whimsy and elegance, making them ideal for various occasions.

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Waterfall Braid Cascades

The waterfall braid continues to be a favorite, with its cascading strands resembling a gentle waterfall. This style adds a touch of style and works well for both casual and formal settings.

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Fishtail Ponytail

Elevate the classic ponytail with a fishtail braid. This hybrid style combines the sleekness of a pigtail with the intricate beauty of a fishtail braid, creating a chic and modern hairstyle for little ladies.

Mismatched Braid Styles

Embrace a carefree and eclectic vibe by incorporating mismatched braid styles. Combine different braid types, such as a fishtail and a traditional three-strand braid, for an effortlessly cool and fun look.

Bubble Braids for Volume

Bubble braids are making a statement in 2024, providing a fun and playful way to add volume to the hair. This style involves creating “bubbles” by securing sections of the braid with clear elastics, resulting in a trendy and voluminous look. The National Pigtails & Crewcuts website offers a video in the “StyleChat” section on how to do a bubble braid.

Multi-Strand Braided Updo

Elevate your updo game with a multi-strand braided updo. This style combines multiple braids into a sophisticated updo, perfect for special occasions or when you want a polished and elegant look.

Mermaid Inspired Braids

Channel the mystical allure of mermaids with mermaid-inspired braids. These braids often feature intricate patterns and may incorporate accessories like shells or beads for an enchanting and ocean-inspired hairstyle.

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Braided Space Buns

Space buns get a braided makeover in 2024. Incorporate braids into each bun for a playful and youthful hairstyle that adds a touch of flair to your overall look.

Micro Braids for Texture

Micro braids, involving tiny, intricate braids, are gaining popularity for adding texture and detail to hairstyles. These tiny braids can be woven into larger styles or left to hang loose for a boho-chic effect.

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Whether you’re opting for a crown braid or a playful fishtail ponytail, 2024 is all about embracing creativity and individuality with braided hairstyles. These trends offer a range of options suitable for various preferences and occasions, ensuring that braids continue to be a go-to choose for a stunning and fashionable look. You can always schedule an appointment at Pigtails & Crewcuts in Smyrna (off Cumberland Parkway) to get your next stylish braid!

Sweetheart Braids for Valentine’s Day

Whether it is a Daddy-Daughter Dance or a party at school, we love any excuse to get dolled up. Below are some easy and sweet styles that will make anyone feel like a fierce, loveable princess.

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Twist Wrap Ponytail

What You’ll Need

  • Comb or brush
  • Spray bottle
  • Hair elastics
  • Hairspray (optional)
  1. Create the Ponytail – Pull the hair back into a ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic.
    NOTE: You can section off a small piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic to hide it from view.

  2. Making a Rope Twist – Separate a small section of hair from one side of the ponytail and split it into two. Begin twisting each strand, separately, towards the right. To create the rope twist, take the two twisted strands and twist them around each other towards the left. Continue this all the way down and secure with a hair elastic. 

    Next, grab a small section of hair from the opposite side of the ponytail and repeat the steps above to create another rope twist. Secure the rope twist with a hair elastic.

    With the untwisted hair remaining in the ponytail, you will start to create a rope twist and secure it with a hair elastic. You should now have two small rope twists on and a larger rope twist in the center.

  3. Intertwine – Holding the larger rope twist and the right rope twist, wrap the right rope twist around the larger once, following the twist pattern.

    Now take the left rope twist and wrap it around the larger rope twist once.

    Continue alternating the wrapping until you get to the end of the larger rope twist. Secure with a hair elastic.

    Finish off with hairspray to tame any frizz or flyaways!

  4. Optional: Add a cute hair bow at the end.

Side Banded Ponytail

Side Banded Ponytail Tutorial

What You’ll Need:

  • Parting Comb
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Bright, multicolor hair elastics
  • Detangling spray (for 2nd or 3rd days)
  1. Section the Hair – Brush all hair to one side. Part a small section horizontally near the front of the head. Smooth the hair down and apply leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture.

  2. Create Small Banded Ponytails – Begin with the small section. Using the parting comb, section a small section and secure it with a hair elastic. Add hair elastics down small, horizontal sections of hair as you move down the ponytail, and secure each part with different colors of hair elastic. Detangle each section as you work.

    Continue with as many rows as preferred.

  3. Combine the Sections – Now combine the remaining, unsecured sections into a larger ponytail and secure. Take the banded ponytails and secure them to the larger ponytail. Add a cute hair bow or accessory to the bottom of the ponytail.

Bubble Braid

This is a great, low-maintenance, high-glam look that is great for most hair types.

What You’ll Need:

  • Comb or brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Hairspray (Optional)
  1. Create a Ponytail – Pull the hair back into a ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. 

  2. Add More Hair Elastics – Wrap another hair elastic a few inches down your ponytail. Continue adding elastics all the way down the ponytail. Depending on the length of hair, keep the elastics spaced evenly.

  3. Making Bubbles – With all the hair elastics in place, use your fingers to tease, tug and pull at each section (not too much). Continue teasing each section.

    Finish off with hairspray to tame any frizz or flyaways!

    Optional: Using a leave-in conditioner on damp hair will help reduce breakage or strain from leaving the hair elastics in for a longer period of time.

    Optional: Try making bubble braid pigtails.