The tradition of braiding your hair dates back nearly 5,000 years and has roots in many different cultures. In old times braids were both functional, and sometimes used as a status symbol in tribes around the globe.
Today, the art of braiding is taken to new heights. With inspiration on the internet, including easy to access how-to videos on social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easier than ever to create beautiful, intricate braided designs.
Here we showcase 30 ways to braid your hair that range from simple to complex to give you a few ideas just in time for summer.