Even though it still might not feel like it outside, it is officially spring. And while the brutal winter weather wreaked havoc on just about everything in our lives (shoes, clothes, skin, moods, etc), it definitely had one of the worst effects on our hair. I don’t know about you, but my hair has been in a perpetual messy bun since about December.

Well, now that warm weather is actually on the horizon, it’s time to break out the spring shoes, clothes, and most importantly–hairstyles! We’ve all been stuck in the drab ponytail/messy bun/barely brushed hair rut, and it’s time for a change. Spring braids are all the rage this season, and we’re here to give you some easy & cute styles that will go perfectly with the warmer spring weather. These styles will make it look like you put tons of effort into your ‘do, but spoiler alert: they’re not as complicated as they look! So scroll through, pick out your favorite style, and remember what it’s like to actually put some effort into your hairstyle!

1. Flower Hair Bun

spring braids hairstylesTurn your messy bun into a CHIC messy bun with this braid tutorial from Divine Caroline!

2. Twisted Ponytail

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Such a pretty and elegant look! Learn how to create this look from Twist Me Pretty yourself here.

3. Half-Crown Braid

braid hairstylesThis one from Hair Romance is super easy and works with both curly and straight hair! Check it out here.

4. Upside Down Braided Bun

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Buns never go out of style, and this one from Barefoot Blonde puts a unique twist (get it?) on a classic style. See the full tutorial here.

5. Waterfall Braid

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Not all braid hairstyles have to be complex and busy! This waterfall braid from PopSugar is perfect for when you want a simpler style. Get the look here!

6. Dutch Braids & Messy Bun

braid hairstylesAnother amazing take on the messy bun/braid look! Watch this video from Missy Sue to create the look yourself!

7. Four Strand Braid 

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Sleek and sophisticated, need we say more? Directions from BobbyGlam here.

Which of these braid hairstyles is your favorite?

Devon Kelliher is a New York University student pursuing a degree in Communications and Journalism. When she isn't being a student, she's catching a concert somewhere in New York or cheering for her beloved Boston sports teams. She is also known for her tendency to quote movies/TV shows at inappropriate times.