We admit it: we've been prone to spend an hour (or five) on Pinterest scouring through the most intricate of braids. While we love a good DIY, recreating these styles while rushing out the door most mornings isn't happening. Instead, we turn to simple braids we can do in five minutes or less. But don't mistake speed with quality. The finished result is always pretty and lasts throughout the day.

For your next DIY session, peruse through our favorites above.

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