162 Banging Braid Hairstyles to Try


Welcome back folks! Have you ever considered braids? Well whether or not you’re a seasoned braider or looking at giving them a go this year, this list is for you. We have compiled the most beautiful braids on the internet to give you ideas and inspiration for a new braided look. Enjoy!

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Box Braid Hairstyle

This is the classic box braid. It’s one of the most common braids and it’s great for everyday use. They are a no fuss stylish solution to all your hair problems. Simply get some box braids and you’re good to go. They require minimal upkeep and look amazing. They are called box braids because of the shape left from the division of the hair.

Yarn Braid Hairstyles

Yarn braids are temporary hair extensions that are braided into your existing hair. You can go for your original color or freshen it up with some out there funky colors. That’s the beauty of yarn braids. You can use all the colors of the rainbow if you please. You can even add jewelry for extra extravagance. Your imagination is your only limitation so have fun with it.

Seriously Purple

This lady is rocking some seriously purple yarn braids. The best thing about yarn braids is that you can get colors that you wouldn’t normally be able to get in a dye. I don’t care if you are the best hairdresser in the world. There is no way you could reproduce this color with any dye.


Business at the Front. Braid Hairstyle Party at the Back

You don’t have to get a whole head full of braids to look amazing. You can use them sparingly to make an impact. This lady has gone for the business at the front and party at the back braid hairstyle. Using braids in a minimalist fashion makes them stand out more and can have the ability to make you shine bright like a diamond.

Technicolor Braid Hairstyle

This is a classic example of how to utilize the yarn braid hairstyle to light up your life and your hair. This multicolor braiding bonanza brought to you by this babe looks outstanding.


Messy Braid Hairstyle

This is a messy braid hairstyle combined with some yarn braids. It’s simple and doesn’t take long to do. The results look great fantastic. Even though they are called messy braids this woman looks like a princess from a fairytale crossed with a hippy. It’s the perfect hairstyle for strolling through the forest picking flowers or hitting the town with the homies. Simply tie a few braids and twist them up at the back and your good to go for a day out in the sun.




Long Braid Hairstyle

If you have really long hair this braid hairstyle is for you. Tie it up high for that queen of the night look. As they say in the eighties the bigger the better. Big hair down care, strutting down the street with maximum flare. Got my hair in braids, girl let’s go get paid. That was my attempt at a freestyle. Hit me up in the comments box and let me know what you think.


Dress it Up with Accessories

Get creative! Try dressing up you’re braided hairstyle with accessories. This woman above is using a scarf to wrap around her braids and give them height. The earrings are the ice cream on the cake. She looks banging with her great choice in accessories, don’t you think?


Box Braid Hairstyle With a Twist

Once you have your hair done up in braids you can go to town with different styles. As you can see here this lady has done a fine job in styling her braids. She has gone for the princess in the fields look. It’s elegant, it’s sassy and it’s feminine. Great job!


Crochet Braid Hairstyle

Crochet braids are also known as thatch hook braids. It’s the process of crochet hair extensions into your existing hair. They are a hybrid of traditional braids and yarn braids. They are a great style when you want something a little different, a little out there, something to make your friends say, “Damn girl, you look like your on fire’. When I say fire I’m not talking about the literal sense of the word. Fire like smoking hot if you know what I’m saying.


Triangle Braid Hairstyle

Triangle braids are similar to box braids. They are called triangle braids because where the hair is divided they form a triangular shape. If you’re looking for a change give a triangle braid hairstyle a go. The lady below has golden braids and she has left her roots to grow out to their natural colors. Don’t be afraid to go big and get creative. It’s fun to have colored and it will bring a smile to your face and others who get to rejoice in the resplendent beauty of your braids.

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Triangle Braid Hairstyles with Yarn

Get creative and mix it up with crossing braid styles together. Get some colored extensions in your hair for pleasant change this year.





Cornrow Braids

Fish Braids

Check out the fish braids. It’s a fantastic style that is intricate with a clean finish. As you can see from the picture above it creates an amazing style at the base of the skull. The rows are nice and tight making them ideal for a glamorous night out or simply chilling with the girls. Fish braids are also called herringbone braids and are traditionally quite thin. They are called fish braids because the pattern resembles a fish skeleton.

Herringbone Braid Hairstyle

The herringbone or the fish braid hairstyle comes in many forms as you will see from this list. It’s a unique and fresh take on braids. It can be quite time-consuming. Your best bet is to take a day off work and book into your hairdresser. It can take hours so make a day of it with your best friend. You can get beautified while catching up on the gossip.


Men’s Braid Hairstyles

Men have been wearing braid hairstyles and we haven’t forgotten to show you what can be achieved on shorter hair. These two men are rocking some serious braids. What do you think?



Alternating Braid Sizes

Alternating braid styles is a great way to add texture and depth to your braid hairstyle. It creates unique patterns on the skull and creates a very interesting look. You can also create texture and depth by wearing your braids in different styles, such as crossing them over, wearing them back, and parting them down the middle or off center. You could spend the afternoon experimenting with different styles for your braids to see which one works the best for you.


Different Fish Braid Hairstyles

The sky is the limit when it comes to different fish braids. There you can style them however you see fit. As you can see from the following images the different looks that can be achieved with the fish braid. The top image uses a cross hatch style whereas the bottom has tightly braided hair in a swirling style. The braids create a flowing style that can be worn on all occasions.


Cornrow Braid Hairstyles

You have probably heard of cornrows from the movies and seen them on your favorite rappers. They are a narrow style of braid that can be used to make geometric shapes where the hair divides. Cornrows are often formed in uniform shapes hence the name. But hairdressers have been getting super creative and make crazy patterns such as geometric shapes. This young chap has taken inspiration from his one of his idols and opted for the cornrow style of braids. Could this be your next look?

Half Cornrows- Half Curls Braid Hairstyle

This girl has mixed it up and variety is the spice of the life. She has opted for the half cornrows and left half undone for a beautiful mash-up of both styles. Hopefully, you get inspired by this girl’s courageous endeavor and do some of your own.

African Braid Hairstyles

Where braids first originated is somewhat of a mystery although we do braid hairstyle was adopted by African women a very long time ago. There are also early paintings of women in the Sahara wearing braids. Regardless of where they started braid hairstyles are here to stay. They take a little bit of work to at first but ones there in they look great and are very practical. They are also great for when you are doing sport to keep your hair out of your face. There are so many different styles to choose from you will be sure to find something that suits your style. You can also dress them up with jewels and accessories like scarves and hair clips. Braids are one of the coolest most versatile hairstyles in the world.


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Goldie Locks Braid Hairstyles

Color my braids and take me to the roundup. They are some seriously golden locks, almost orange. She really lights up my life and her own life no doubt with this beautiful braided hairstyle.


Celebrity Braid Hairstyles

Braids are so cool even the celebrities get in on the act. I don’t who this is but she looks famous and fabulous with her beautiful braids. You too can look like a celebrity and waltz down the red carpet with a sweet hairstyle like this one. Celebrities may be in the public eye but it doesn’t mean they a better than the rest of us. They eat, sleep, and go to the toilet just like the rest of us.


She’s got the Braid Hairstyles Blues

She’s not sad. She has the neon blue braids. She has gone for the yarn style braid with this big, bold, bright and beautiful blue. It seems to be the trend to go as bright as possible. I would probably get some neon pink braids. What color would you get? Leave a comment in the comments section and tell us what you think.

The Human Abacus Braid Hairstyles

This lady has can count well past ten by using the beads on her hair as an abacus. Before there were calculators people used an abacus for counting. Incorporating them into your hairstyle is a great way of killing two birds with one stone. You have a sweet hairstyle and you can use it to count. How genius is that?


Cornrows and Traditional Braid Hairstyles

You mix your braid styles up however you like. This lady has cornrows at the front and traditional braids at the back. It looks super cool. Notice how she has the braids going in two different directions. She’s even added beads for extra definition and style.


Bobs and Braids

Braids look great with almost any length of hair. As you can see above this vixen is rocking some shoulder length braids they look fantastic.

Elegant Braids

Done correctly braids have the ability to look elegant and graceful. They are great for taming unruly hair on formal occasion. Tight braids look great paired with a little black dress and a stunning silver necklace. As you can see above this lady is dressed to the nines and looks fantastic.

Havana Twist Braid Hairstyle

Let’s twist again like we did last summer. But you don’t have to save it for the summer we Havana twist all year round. The Havana twist braid is more a twist than a braid. The hair is curled and twisted has the appearance a little bit like rope or a slinky. As you can see above this lady looks absolutley fabulous. Wear some big hoops and you got yourself a super cute street wear look that will see you looking fine at your favourite. club.


Elegant Cornrows Braid Hairstyle


Dutch Braid Hairstyles

Dutch braids are a simple braid you can do in a matter of minutes every day. They look great and are a very stylish and practical way of keeping your hair out of your face and neatly back. It’s called the Dutch braid because it was adopted by Dutch women back in the day and is now used all over the world by women across the globe.

French Braid Hairstyles

The french braid is basically a simple plait that is done in the middle on the ponytail. French women adopted the style from Africa and first came on the scene on a French model in a French magazine in 1871. It is a simple three-strand braid that is accessible to everyone and can be done in a matter of minutes and is ideal for daily use. It’s fun and practical and that makes it a winner in my books.


Side French Braid Hairstyles

Get experimental with your braid styles. Sling to left, sling it to the right, sling to back. Just have fun with. It’s cool to mix differently sized braids together it takes gives you height and definition. You can also opt for different looks such as the fair maiden or the forest pixie. The world of braiding is huge and it’s yours to explore. So go on a braid adventure and have some fun.


Classic Dutch Braid Hairstyles

Here are some dutch braid hairstyles for you to feast your eyes on and maybe try sometime. Dutch braids are similar to french braids but the braid on top of the head is more prominent. They look great with colored hair as you can see below. Dutch braids can also easily be turned into milkmaid braids. Milkmaid braids involve taking two braids, one either side, then tying them around the back the back so they run along the side of your head. It’s a very charming old school look, that when done right, looks absolutely fabulous.

Mix it Up with Fishtail Braids and Dutch Braids


Double Dutch Braid Hairstyles

What is better than one braid? Two braids of course. This young lass is rocking the double braid. It’s a nice look that is functional and practical for day to day use. Try this style next time you’re stepping out of the house for brunch with the girls.


Big Braid Hairstyles

The beauty of braids is that there are so many options. Once you have your braids then it’s a matter of choosing the style. You can twist them up and wear them like a bun or tie them back and rock it like a fox. The lady below has made a high birds nest and it looks freaking amazing. What you do with your braids is your own business. The most important thing is to have fun and get creative like I have said before on many occasions.


Princess Braid Hairstyles

Have you ever wanted to be a princess? Well master your braiding and you can be an instant princess. Sometimes a simple loose braid will suffice. Tied back the right way will convert you into an instant princess. Fair maidens rejoice the perfect hair solution is here.

Fulani Braid Hairstyles

Fulani braids are small tight braids that are parted down the middle. Kim Kardashian has been seen rocking this style on the red carpet. They are quite detailed and require some serious hours spent at your salon. If you have nothing better to do on Saturday get one of your girlfriends to Fulani braid your hair and see what style you can come up with.

My Little Pony Rainbow Braid Hairstyles

Wow! This hairstyle reminds me of my little pony. It must be the colors. The hair looks yummy enough to eat. This lady has gone for the simple braids but has made them look interesting by using color and a huge bun. The braids vary from normal to fishtail braids. They are super cool and super fun.


Fishtail Braid Hairstyles

Fishtail braids look amazing. They have a different appeal than Dutch or French braids. They are done on the horizontal with small strands of hair which give it the fishtail look. There are many video tutorials online explaining how to do all styles of braids which is good for you.  Get the girls over and experiment and test your skills. Braids are simple to do once you get the hang of it. It was a little daunting when I first tried but once you get the hang of it you will be braiding like a champion.

Super Sexy Braid Hairstyles

Braids are a sexy hairstyle. Check out the girl in the above photo. She looks stunning, feminine and beautiful. Dress your braids up or down, depending on the occasion. This girl looks like she’s a dancer for a hip hop group. Maybe she’s famous. I don’t know. If you know who she is hit us up in the comments. We would love to know.


An Artist at Work

The above image of a stylist at work. Sometimes braiding can take hours and often requires a lot of patience and attention to detail to get them tight and uniform. Tight and uniform aren’t the only way to go when it comes to braids. The loose and laid back style has the potential to look just as cool. It all depends on how you want to rock them.


Colorful Cornrow Hairstyles

Pimp your cornrows with some color. Don’t be shy and get multicolor cornrows they look amazing as you can see from the hairstyle above. Have a chat with your hairdresser and see what options will look best on you. Your hairdresser will be in the know about what will suit your hair the best.


Queen of the Braids

Yass Queen! This Queen is rocking some seriously thick braids that look amazing. She could be stepping to the ball or hitting the clubs. That’s how versatile braids can be. You can wear them on all occasions. It all depends on the event and the style you are going for.



Braid Hairstyles for Days

That was a list and a half. It was full of fantastic braid hairstyles of all colors, shapes, and styles. We hope you enjoyed the list and have taken some notes and pointers of all the options available when it comes to braiding your hair. The most important thing is to have fun with your braids and rock them confidently.



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