Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

It’s the summer and it’s time to keep the hair up as best as we can! I’ve been doing this cute summer braid hairstyle on Victoria and I just love this one! It’s simple and pretty and really captures the attention of so many people!

Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

When it comes to summer hairstyles, I’m all about braids. Maybe this is my summer of braids or I’m in my braid era with Victoria, but I’m all about it and really love the prettiness and the simplicity of a braid.

For this one in particular, it’s one that I love to do because it’s one that you could dress up or dress down! It’s the perfect kind of occasion hairstyle. You literally could have your child wear this to an event or occasion and it would look cute as can be!

Hair Tutorial

I’m going to share the full hair tutorial here with you. I do want to note that I prep her hair with hair styling cream prior to doing any of the braids. The styling cream helps keep the hair smooth and shiny, especially in the hot summer sun!


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I just love this one! It’s also one to keep in mind for back to school season, too! Again – this is one of those hairstyles that is perfect to go just about anywhere! 

Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

Step-by-step hair tutorial:

  1. Part the hair down the back, right in the middle.
  2. Create 2 sections on top. Then create 2 sections on the bottom with the remaining hair.
  3. Braid the top sections half way down on each side.
  4. Cross them over.
  5. Go to the bottom braid bumps, open them up a bit and then pull the bottom ponytails through.
  6. You can add ribbon or bows here for some extra hair flair!

Hair Products To Use on this Cute Summer Braid Hairstyle

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.


These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.


It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Hair Wax – I’m obsessed with this product for flyaways on the hair. This works like magic. It just rubs right into the hair easily and quickly.

  • Styling & Smoothing Frizz】Quickly tame flyaway hair. SNTE Hair Wax Stick is rich in castor oil, which effectively smooths hair frizz, edge smoothing… You can directly use the hair wax stick to apply it on the area of your hair that needs to be controlled.
  • 【18 Kinds of Nutrients】New upgraded formula, containing 18 kinds of plant nutrients (beeswax, vitamin E, castor seed oil, avocado oil, rhus sucedanea fruit… ). Eliminate cheap wax stick.
  • 【Healthy & Mild】Pure plant ingredients, no fragrance (does not contain any chemical flavor), SNTE hair wax stick does not hurt hair, does not hurt the scalp, pregnant women can use. Cruelty-free, vegan.

Buy it here.


Comb – This is the long comb I use for creating the straightest parts in the hair. This works like magic in the hair. Creating the straight parts ever.

  • Rat Tail Combs Material: The Parting Comb is Made of CelconNot Easy to be Broken, Lightweight and Durable,Hair Combs for Salon Hair Stylist
  • Rat Tail Combs Design: Stainless Steel, Metal Tail Comb for Hair Styling, Parting, Back Combing, Post Styling and Hair Coloring

Buy it here.

If you have any other questions, please let me know! I love answering questions and helping anyone out with a hair question.

Hope you loved our Fun Braided Hairstyle for the Summer! We’re all about making sure we make hair time fun and easy, so also let me know if there’s anything in particular you would love for us to create! We’re open to suggestions and recommendations!

Here are additional links for you to check out from us:

Fun Braided Hairstyle for the Summer

Cute and Pretty Summer Updo for Long Hair

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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