ICYMI, braids are kind of everything this summer.聽Whether you鈥檙e a fan of the French braid聽or you鈥檙e into聽braided buns, pretty聽plaits hold a special place in every girl鈥檚聽date-night, workweek and off-duty lineups. They鈥檙e聽a solid style to turn to when you鈥檙e on the go; their tidiness聽and versatility just *works* 鈥 simple as that. The low braid is one of our faves for when we聽want to really look the part and totally rock it, with little to no effort. Did we mention it鈥檚 a hair hack聽you can master聽in 10聽minutes flat?! So now there are no excuses. Scroll on to get the lowdown on this low braid.

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STEP 1: START WITH A DEEP SIDE聽PART

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Create a severe聽side聽part to start this look. Next, grab the front section of hair,聽from your hairline to ear. Pro聽tip: It鈥檚 best to clip the rest of your unused hair back when you鈥檙e braiding so the strands聽don鈥檛 get intertwined.

STEP 2: BEGIN YOUR LOW BRAID

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Now, working with the front section of hair you set aside, grab聽a one-inch section and begin French braiding it at the front, remembering to keep tension near your hairline. The聽braid should be as close to your forehead as possible.

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When your braid reaches ear-level, start weaving new hair from the back section into the front to form a braid that wraps around your head. It should end near the nape聽of your neck.

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STEP 3: GET LOW ON THE OTHER SIDE

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Repeat the same braiding technique on the other side 鈥 begin your braid right at your ear.

STEP 4: JOIN BOTH BRAIDS

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Finally, join both braids in the back by securing them together with an elastic band. Cover up the elastic by taking some hair from your pony and wrapping it around. So simple and gorgeous, girl!

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Leave your look as is or dress it up聽with a delicate head piece.

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Hair and Art Direction by Maritza Buelvas
Photography by聽Jennifer Coffey
Modeling by Bella Wholey
Bridal Accessories by聽Dame Couture