We women love to use our voluptuous curls to play around with all kinds of hairstyles. Among these, braid styles are undoubtedly some of our favorites, thanks to the countless techniques out there. In today's list we will talk about no less than 50 glamorous braiding methods that will impress you. As you will see, the majority focus on the African hair community, which is always queens of braiding. Rapture without further delay with these beautiful braids!
1. Cornrow Braid styles
Is there a better way to start our selection than with a classic wicker style? Cornrows were as far back as we can remember and are still fashionable today. You can get yours in a classic, relaxed way, or you can incorporate a part or unique design into them.
2. Colorful braids
If you are the outgoing type of girl, you will surely want to consider a multicolor braided hairstyle. This look can be achieved either by highlighting highlights in a handful of your favorite colors or by adding extensions. Be inspired by this metallic pastel look on a black background.
3. Box Braid Hairstyles
Box Braids are definitely one of the most popular braid styles for African American women. They are very flattering for all face shapes and facial features. In addition, they are available in various lengths and widths, from small to jumbo braids.
4. Ombre braids
Want to give your pigtails a splash of color without going over the top? Ombre is your best friend. This dyeing method looks particularly good on pigtails, because you can see the color even better. Silver is a trendy Ombre choice, but you can get yours in your favorite color.
5. Goddess Braid Styles
On the pedestal of the braid you will also find beautiful goddess heads. These lovely are pretty similar to cornrows, only they are thicker, wider and more eye-catching. The number of goddess braids can range from two and even up to a total of seven or eight.
6. Sisterlock's Braid Styles
Love curling? Sisterlocks should be one of the pigtails that you are considering for your next hair appointment. What makes these cute braids so special is that they lead to big curls, all of which are provided with tiny pigtails.
7. Braided braids
Another of the hottest trends this year are low plaited braids. Regardless of the braiding technique, these stylish pigtails have an urban glamor touch that will leave your head behind.
8. Goddess and Micro Braids Updos
What if you want to combine two or more braid types? Challenge accepted? Two of the most popular options are goddess braids and micro braids, especially if they are finished in a graceful updo.
9. Cute Braid Hairstyles for Kids
Little girls love braids, no doubt about that. So that your daughter feels like a fashion queen, do not hesitate to make the most of her natural features with a funky updo. Cornrows in different widths are combined with twisted Bantu knots, all in a super cool hawk.
10. Braided ponytails
Another way to rock your braids is with a sky-high ponytail. Note, however, that you need to braid this style directly, including the reversed braids on the back. For even more charm, add some silver or gold beads here and there.
11. Classic 3-strand Easy Braid hairstyles
Let us return to the basics! This is the simplest braid of all, created by simply weaving three thick strands. It works for all Caucasian women, as well as African American women with long hair when it is relaxed.
12. Braided updos
Do you have a super important event ahead? You can count on a braided updo for a memorable appearance. In this example, you can see how the goddess braids were created diagonally for an elegant shape. They are twisted in a spiral knot on the back for an even more classic touch.
13. Half-woven bread rolls
Box Braids Ladies have a number of options for more hairstyles with their braids at hand. A trendy style this year is the half up bun, wrapped in a top knot style. It works best for women with narrower box braids.
14. Havana Twist's Braid Styles
For a sexy island look you have to try Havana Twists. These raised braids are perfect for ladies who want long, jumbo braids. Nevertheless, you can even rock them shoulder length if you want a shorter approach.
15. Feed In Braid Styles
An excellent way to make your braids is with a feed-in technique. In other words, start plaiting your hairline and braiding it as you progress to the back of the head. Two braids are the most popular, but you can easily branch to four or five.
16. Halo braids
This is an angelic look that you'll fall in love with. Halo braids get their name from the illusion at the end, just like a halo that rests delicately on your head. You can either get your hair with an extension or relax your natural hair, provided it is long enough.
17. Nubian Twists Braided hairstyles for short hair
If you have short hair, Nubian twists are your favorite braids. They are chic, playful and completely charming for women with any face shape. You can get Nubian twists, even if your hair is longer, though most of them are shoulder length or shorter.
18. Half braided hairstyles for natural hair
Want to flaunt your natural afro-textured curls? They are looking at a half-braided hairstyle. In this example, three loose goddess heads were created on the upper part, leaving the rest of the ravishing ringlets free to jump around.
19. Poetic justice pigtails
Some of the most iconic braids for African American women are Poetic Justice braids. These beauties were made famous by Janet Jackson in the 1993 movie that her name was inspired. Essentially, they are jumbo box braids with a lot of style.
20. Braids styled in buns
With that in mind, how about a nice hairstyle to accentuate your box braids? If you're on the run, but still have a cute hairstyle to complement it, bend your head down and wrap all in a wonderful bun. In two minutes you will be radiant!
21. Crown braids
Crown braids are the sisters of the Halo braids, as you can easily point out the similarities. However, the present version is characterized by an angled braiding method. In most cases there will be a side or middle part, in contrast to the surrounding circle of a halo.
22. French Braid Hairstyles for Long Hair
The French braid has long been fashionable, but still trendy. It is certain that it is a timeless classic braid for women with straight hair. For an original approach, consider creating your French braid horizontally.
23. Senegalese Braids Braid Styles
This is another twist style we are in love with crazy. With a rich African origin, Senegalese twists are a traditional hairstyle that comes from the homonymous country. They are lush braids that also double as a protective hairstyle for natural hair.
24. Braided bread rolls
Updos are some of the best ways to experiment with different braiding techniques in a hairstyle. Here you can see, for example, at the base of micro-cornrows with goddess pigtails drawn in between. The bun part is accented by smooth jumbo twists.
25. Half plaited hairstyles pulled upwards
You can often find Keri Hilson with charming hairstyles of all kinds. In this recording, she returned to her roots with magnificent box braids. What makes the look really memorable is the half-swept-back styling.
26. Kinky Twists Braid Styles
These cuties, known as Kinky Twists, are "cousins" with Nubian twists. The main difference is that Nubian twists have a spring-like look, while kinky twists are usually looser. However, kinky twists tend to have a drier look, so keep that in mind.
27. Jumbo Twists Braid Styles
If you want a stunning hairstyle, jumbo twists are an idea to think about. These wonderful braids create a sensational hairstyle when worn long. Do not forget that they are protective, so you can be safe with your natural locks.
28. Lichen with headwraps
Some of the most beautiful accessories for African braids are headwraps. They can be worn in a variety of ways, with your hair half-way down or even completely wrapped. The example in this photo is a great idea to get started.
29. Braided long bobs
In most cases, you will see braids as long as possible, some even to the thigh length. That does not mean that they can not be so extraordinary, even if they are short. For an out-of-the-box method, think about getting your braids into a long, reversed bob hairstyle.
30. Dutch Braid Styles
For a look that is innocently mixed with edgy, you should look at Dutch Braids. They somewhat resemble goddess braids by the outward braiding technique, but they are usually intended for women with naturally straight hair.
31. Blonde braids
Want to pop your pigtails? Color is the key! Blonde braids contrast in an amazing way with your rich skin tone, making them even more stand out. A daring color like platinum blonde is perfect for a woman with a bright personality.
32. Marley Twists Braid Styles
We're back to terrific Twist Braid Styles, this time with Marley Twists. As you can probably guess, they take their name from the deceased and great reggae artist. It's another dazzling way to protect your natural hair.
33. braids with hats
If your braids are long and loose, you can discover a wealth of accessories to suit them. This floppy hat is a super chic example, but you can try other types of hats that also flatter your face shape.
34. Ghana Braid Styles
Another traditional African braid style consists of Ghana pigtails. We recommend them for women looking for Jumbo braids that will flow beautifully from the scalp, across the back and onto the back or to the side.
35. Chunky box braids
As we have already mentioned, box braids come in different versions. We first presented a smaller version, but now you can admire these spectacular chunky box braids. We recommend that you consider the different options when choosing your desired braids.
36. Braided double rolls
Do you still have the 90s in your heart? You can have fun with a funky freshly braided hairstyle like this one. In short, the braids are cornrows with a feed-in start in the upper middle of the scalp. Then they are styled in adorable double buns.
37. Yarn weave styles
Bring more color into your life by getting yarn plaits. These phenomenal locks are characterized by vivid shades that can range from light colors to soft pastel shades. A big advantage is that you can combine many sounds.
38. Pull through braid styles
Women with naturally straight hair will love the super sweet effect of pull-through braids. The braid itself gives you a Rapunzel-like look, with long, flowing hair that is beautifully styled. We recommend it for ladies with long, straight and thick hair.
39. Half-braided ponytails
Apart from the fact that we are in love with this intense burgundy hair color, we especially admire the hairstyle that was chosen to improve the braids. These Senegalese twists are decorated with a half ponytail that flows gently into the rest of the hair.
40. Flat Twist Braid Styles
If you want to impress your adorable natural curls, flat twists are the best way to do so. Not only does this hairstyle look fantastic, it's also an excellent way to protect your hair before you release your curls.
41. braids and pearls
Your baby will love some colorful beads in her braids. They look best on cornrows or other thinner braids, no matter how long they are. You can add as many pearls as you like to the tips, from two or three to ten, as in the example here.
42. Micro Braid styles
A seductive braided hairstyle you should not miss contains a head full of gorgeous micro braids. It may take a few hours more than normal in your hair salon, but the results will take your breath away.
43. Twisted Faux Hawks
For a great performance at a fancy or glamorous event, you can count on a big twist hawk. The pages are expertly smoothed to create the illusion of a mohawk. For a nice touch, you can incorporate two or three Micro Cornrows on the smoothed lower part.
44. Waterfall Braid Styles
If you want to feel like a princess, remember to get a waterfall braid on your straight, wavy or curly hair. Even if your hair is straight, you can curl the strands weaving at the ends through the horizontal braid.
45. Wraps around braided updos
Another notable updo for these important events in your life is this wrapped plaited hairstyle. It starts from one side as a crown braid, then wraps itself into a sharp spiral at the back of the head.
46. Huge wrapped braids
An abundance of braids has its ups and downs. A minor downside could be the discomfort that comes from falling in front of your eyes. Nevertheless, here is where a big advantage comes from. You can wrap them up in a big bun for a practical and impressive hairstyle.
47. Tree-tree styles
We often associate tree sprouts with micro-spools because of the small thickness of the braids. Tree pigtails, however, use microflora only at the roots. After an inch or two, the rest of the hair is long and usually straight or wavy.
48. Crochet Braid Styles
If you're looking for big, springy and shiny curls, crocheting braids should be the next style you choose. They are perfect in every length, from bobs to curls that are even longer than your shoulders. You get all the natural volume you've always dreamed of.
49. Half Flat Twist Outs
Do you remember what we said about Flat Twists and their protective properties? Well, here you can see the results of a half-flat rotation. The creatively designed cornrows in the upper part are also a nice idea to think about.
50. Reverse Braid Hairstyles
The last of our braiding styles can be used for naturally straight hair as well as for relaxed, afro-textured long hair. This idea, known as reverse braid or reverse braid, is to bow the head and form a French braid from neck to tip.
In conclusion, braid styles are generous, versatile and a sheer delight to admire. From box braids, goddess heads or cornrows to pigtails for Caucasian women, the possibilities are limitless. Whether you get your braids with your natural hair or extensions, the result will still be stunning. Try different styles and do not forget to wear each one with confidence!