Although we wear braids year round, there is something about a stylish braid under a beanie or to compliment a winter outfit that we absolutely love! Braids are a good hairstyle alternative if you are planning to do some winter activities and want to protect your hair from the harsh elements while hitting the slopes or braving the wind. Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics ;). From waterfall braids to fishtails to side pony braids and everything in between – we just can’t get enough of these effortlessly cool styles! Scroll down for all of the chic winter braids that we are currently obsessing over!
1. Lace Waterfall Braid
Photo via Twist Me Pretty
This lace waterfall braid is so beautiful and quick! When we are on a time crunch (which is most of the time) we love to throw together a chic yet easy hairstyle like this one! Pair it with long waves for the perfect look.
2. Twisted Side Braid
Photo via Gal Meets Glam
Take a cue from Disney’s ice queen, Elsa, with this braid, perfect for the winter time. We are in love with this look, which was inspired by current fashion week trends! It is feminine, relaxed, and just the right amount of messy. This braid looks best with a deep side part and works best with day old hair.
3. Fishtail Braid
Photo via NKDIARIES
We love a good fishtail braid, and one sprinkled with snow is even better! Pairing your messy fishtail braid with a nice cozy knit sweater and a warm cup of hot chocolate will give you the ultimate winter look.
4. Dutch French Braids
Photo via Barefoot Blonde
A fan favorite for a reason, these dutch french braids are perfect for hitting the slopes… or any winter activities for that matter! Freshen up the classic french braid by doing a different version for the winter time.
5. Messy Pony
Photo via Southern Curls and Pearls
A messy low braid is perfect for when you want to wear a beanie in the cold weather. You can make yours thicker by pulling the hair apart to form a looser braid instead of pulling the ends tighter. This braid is perfect for keeping the hair out of your face in a cute way…especially during a snowball fight ;).
6. Laced Braid Crown
Photo via Olivia Rink
We don’t know about you, but this loose laced braid crown is so dreamy! And, believe it or not, easy to do. This is perfect for an elegant evening out on the town!
Which one will you try?