Your little girl loves the time you two spend together and braiding her her is a wonderful, functional thing that you can do for her. Even is she complains a little when you are brushing the tangles out, she will always adore the design that you braid into the hair that you both care for. There are so many ways to braid long hair, and we can always use a little bit of inspiration. This is a collection of 45 incredible braid ideas that you are going to jump for. Have a look through, and find some great ideas for the next time you sit down with your daughter for some quality braiding time.
#1 Simple Dutch With A Twist Braid
This is a simple braid that you can put in quickly, and it looks great too. The core of this design is a simple pair of dutch braids that end in pigtails. Note the bangs pulled back into the braid, how functional!
Using a few little braids, some bows and basic pigtails all come together in this hairstyle to create a playful innocence that any mother would love. Despite having to have some bows on hand, this is a easy braid that will have your little girl out the door in an instant.
#3 The Rope Went Wild Braid!
A youthful braid all the way, this design utilizes some rope braids that go all over the place and end in rough buns. This is a delight to see on your tyke, and she will love wearing such a hip style.
#4 Everlasting Flat French Braids
French braids are always in, and when done well they look formal without being up-tight. These are flat french braids, and they show in interesting take on an old favorite.
#5 Stacked-Up Heart Braid
Starting with a masterfully executed dutch braid, this version adds a heart that really makes this a work of love between mother and daughter. While not the easiest style to make, the effort is worth is, and everyone will know how much you love your daughter.
#6 Mothers Halo Braid
This fishtail braid is a very subtle way to integrate a heart into a labor intensive braid. Two dutch style braids are used to created the shape of a heart that starts at the crown on the head and ends in the tail. A innovative way to add a little bit of love to your next braid.
#7 Rope Heart Pony Braid
If you want to integrate a heart into your daughter's braid this is a wonderful way to do it and not spend all day at it. A quick rope braid is brought back to a pony tail, and a bow makes the whole arrangement sing.
#8 Curls Around My Heart Braid
If you have a curly-haired little girl who just won't sit still, this is a great choice to put a heart on her head, and get her moving again. It uses a few easy three strand braids that end in a bow, and the results are fantastic.
#9 Up And Dutch Braid
If you want to create a great layered look in your braids, the dutch braid gives you a chance to do just that. This is one uses a three strand braid on top of a dutch braid, and the look is striking. In addition to being nice to look at, it really shows off your talent.
#10 Flowing Hearts Braid
A style like this is not for a newcomer to hair-braiding. This complex braid uses elements of dutch and rope braids, and they are blended to give an effect that creates motion and dynamism. The look is superb, and must have been created by some very talented hands.
#11 Shining Tail Braid
A straightforward knotted pony tail is given a little bit of glisten in this fun hairstyle. While it is not a complex braid, it is very functional, and gives the hair a complex look while keeping the work simple.
#12 Lacey Bun Braid
Asymmetrical braids can really work, and this on takes dutch braiding and mixes in lace braids and a floppy bun to top it all off. The large bow gives this whole look a very informal feel that you daughter is sure to love.
#13 Flip-Flop Five Strand Braid
You should never feel like there are any rules when you are braiding, and this collection of techniques really shows you how far a little bit of creativity can go. Every braid is brought together and joined up with a circular ordainment, and despite the mix of styles the result is stunning.
#14 Elastic Flop Pony Braid
An unassuming pony tail is make fantastic by using some elastic style strand braids that all end up in a playful ponytail. The bow is a great addition, and this is a really quick option that looks like it took a lot of work.
#15 Crossed Dutch Layer Braid
If you want to keep all of your daughter's hair up and out of the way, this braid will let you do that and keep her looking cute. This is a little bit of a labor intensive dutch style braid, but with some innovative additions, the result is just perfect.
#16 Elastic Buns Braid
This is a great take on the elastic style braids, and they are all brought back into some very well formed buns on either side of the head. Three lines make the whole braid feel elegant, and this style would fit almost any situation.
#17 X Waves Braid
Taking a really simple braid and using it in a new way can give you super results. Simple criss-cross braids are taken back over the head and ended in buns to great effect. Quick and utilitarian, this kind of braiding style will go a long way with any little girl.
#18 Double French Down Tempo Braid
These low key but superbly executed french braids are at home anywhere, and can be as formal as you need them to be. With a design that is this simple, execution is everything and really can make a great example of any mother's skills.
#19 Full Tilt Dutch Braid
Using angular design in your braids can bring a lot of motion to the look that you create, and combined with well made dutch braids the style is very unique. This would be a great way to go for a sporty little sprite who doesn't need a bunch of tangles to deal with.
#20 Christmas Pull Braid
A simple pull braid can be spiced up with festive decoration to become a whole lot more than you might think. This braid relies on basic braiding techniques and a sense of style to come out looking all the way Christmas.
#21 Pixie's Heart Braid
A pair of delicate dutch braids make this heart design pop. While it is simple enough, the grace that simplicity adds to this hairstyle is really captivating. Sometimes less is so much more.
#22 Golden Charms Braid
This funky take on a dutch braid is mesmerizing. The golden rings echo the cylindrical forms of the chunky black braids, and they flash and shine against a great design. This is another example of how well creativity can serve a mom when she is braiding. With examples like this, we should all be willing to try something new and cherish the results.
#23 Braided Pony And A Bow Braid
This close to the head braid, is really perfect for more formal presentation. The twin dutch braids come to meet at an innocent bow and then fall into a pony tail. Really a stunningly simple combination that looks amazing on any girl.
#24 Playful Mermaid French Braid
If you want to add just a touch of asymmetry to your french braid, this is a great style to try. A three strand braid is brought back to meet a classic french braid with a fun variation. If you want to mix up your french braids, try this style out.
#25 Boxed Just In Time Braids
Sometimes life puts us in a hurry, and we have to know our braids if anything good is going to come from it. These simple dutch boxer braids are a great solution when you need to braid in a hurry, and you still want your little one to be presentable. What an elegant solution to life's little problems.
#26 Half Way Up In A Bow Braid
Using a dutch braid on half the head can yield some excellent results. This style mixes a very proper dutch braid with some interesting circular forms. The angles rise from a contrasting bow to really set this braid apart.
#27 Doubled Over French Fantastic Braids
Some incredible mixtures between dutch and french braids can be made with a little bit of ingenuity. This style brings both braiding styles together to make a style that is as unique as it is radiant.
#28 Frenchaboo Braid
Taking classic braiding styles and adding your own little touch can make a big splash. This classic french braid is given a little bit of breathing room, and falls gently down over the loose hair in back. A really classic style reinvented for now.
#29 Elastic Mash-Up Bow Braid
Using elastics as a way to transition into another kind of braid looks amazing most of the time it is tried. This is a great example of elastics being braided into dutch braids, and being let run with some great bows. Really cleaver styling, and expert use of contrasting colors.
#30 Fishtail Flash Braid
The time to do a real fishtail braid is not something that we always have, and this is an example of what you can do to get the fishtail look, without having to do all the work. The three strand braids add a lot of depth to this design and it all comes out looking sublime.
#31 Lovely In Laces Braid
A good example of how seamlessly a lace braid can be combined with other styles of braids. This combines a lace with a well made dutch braid, and overall the feel is so neat.
#32 Quick As a Diamond Braid
You can't spend half an hour braiding your daughter's hair everyday. A style like this is perfect for schooldays when you need to get your little one out the door and want her to look adorable. The use of geometric forms can dress up simple braids, don't be afraid to use them!
#33 Interwoven Hearth Tail Braid
This braid mixes up fishtail and mermaid style braids to make a deep looking result that is very functional to boot. While not the fastest braid there is, this is a good choice for anyone who wants to put their best foot forward.
#34 Over Cross Buns Braid
The dutch braid lends itself to being ended in buns, and these messy buns are adorable. The overlapped X's are great looking, and this is a great daily wear braid for anyone to try. Don't be afraid to use this as a starting point for other braids, and play around with the style a little.
#35 Four Strand Bun Braid
A perfectly formed bun is the center of this flowing four strand braid. This sort of braid takes some time to get right, but once you get it all the effort will be worth it. A really striking style with lots of potential to be customized.
#36 Over Cross Braid
The complexity that is evident of this braid is pleasure to see, and really functional for your little one. This sort of braid creates texture, and will stand up to a lot of running around. The best of both worlds, and a real candidate for your next braiding session.
#37 Crossed Up Piggies Braid
Simple braids like this show you just how much you can do with a little bit of skill and a lot of creativity. Some easy braids are arranged in a crossing pattern, and ended in little pig tails. Fast, easy and ready to go looking great.
#38 Pushed On Braid
Taking a classic and giving it a little bit of a shift can make a brand new style emerge. This simple french braid is done at an angle, and ended in a fun pony tail. A lot of spunk and still very conservative. A real winner for any occasion.
#39 Hearts Out Braid
If you want to have a heart in your little one's hair but done want to invest a lot of time doing it, this Finnish style braid is a really good option. It is simple and fabulous to look at.
#40 Mermaid Krush Braid
This is a fresh take on a mermaid braid, and the little details really make it shine. Look at the open spaces at the bottom, they really free up the design and create some negative space. Overall a stunning design.
#41 Falling V Braid
When braiding the use of tasteful accessories can make the overall design come together wonderfully. In this instance, the forms of the two simple braids are mirrored by the gold chain, the the whole designs benefits from its addition.
#42 Cross Sporti Braid
Sometimes your little girl is going to need to be able to run around, and quick braids like this one are a prefect fit. This style is fast and easy to put back up if you need to. In addition to being ultra cute, you will get a lot of practicality out of it too.
#43 Free Woven Mermaid Braid
This is a bold braid that really shows how versatile a mermaid braid can be. The design is very simple, and in this braid execution is everything. Done well, it is eternally beautiful.
#44 Crowning Up Braid
This is a very formal looking braid, but there is no need to wait for an event to enjoy a crown braid. A braid like this is very functional if your little girl has long hair, and it can really make her just so adorable. Guaranteed to be distinct, try one out sometime.
#45 Never In Fives Braid
This braid features a wonderful red lace accent that brings a normal five strand up a few levels. Be sure to pick a color that contrasts with your daughter's hair and this style will be a big hit.
Share Some Ideas With Your Daughters And Have Fun!
There are so many options when it comes to braiding your daughter's hair and whatever you do, remember the first thing is having fun. Once you are doing that, everything else will fall into place.