Season after season, designers have been sending braids down the runway at Fashion Week, making plaited styles officially on-trend for just about everyone. Whether they’re fishtail, milkmaid, or the tried and true French braid, however you slice it, braids are here to stay. They’re fun, easy, and a commitment-free way to change up your hairstyle (for those of us who are still debating pastel hair dye or the pixie haircut).
It would be almost impossible to pull together every kind of braid out there, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t try. Above, we’ve rounded up 101 braid hairstyles from Pinterest to inspire your own look at home. Short, long, thick, and fine-haired girls alike can learn a new braid or two from the gallery above. Plus, with tips on how to get each braid just right, you’ll have every source you need for making the look at home. How can you beat that? (You can’t.)