There's something so girlish and elegant about braids. Whether they're intricately woven over your crown, or trailing down your back like a scorpion tail, they are deceptively simple, and beautiful.
There are just so many ways to braid your hair. I am overwhelmed by the amount of different techniques out there!
The easiest one to do is a straight forward, thick braid made from just separating your hair into thirds, and going from there. Keep braiding until you reach the last inch of hair, and secure with a small, see-through elastic. As for the top of your head - the messier, the better.
Wrap two (or more) braids round your head, and pin them in place, creating a kind of wreath. Flower crown optional, but highly recommended for full effect.
Or, you could go all 'Pippi Longstocking', and have a neat pair of plaits swinging down from your ears. Accessorise with, ahem, long stockings.
If you're feeling a little more adventurous, you could always to interpret the 'Princess Leia'. Slight variation: make them a little higher up, like Mickey Mouse ears, à la Bjork.
Or, feed some pipe cleaners through them and just go nuts.
Sources for pictures can be found here.
There are so many tutorials for braids on youtube, I highly recommend you check them out! Happy braiding!