Braids don't have to be boring. Stop associating braids with back-to-school pigtails... because braids are having a rebirth, and are appearing in all different forms! Take this style, for example. It's a hybrid bun-braid, and is super easy to do. Apply a bit of serum to your ends to avoid frizz, but not too much or the style won't hold. Braid as usual, and then twist your braid around itself to one side and pin with bobby pins. For extra hold, use some hairspray, although it doesn't matter if there are a few flyaways – this is a relaxed look that you don't need to worry about total perfection with.