Braided hairstyles are always a favorite among young ladies. And this is mainly due to the fact while they can look incredibly cool and chic and can go with almost any style and outfit, what makes them a hugely popular trend is the elegance and grace you get by sporting this look, and there is also a subtle hint of feminine beauty to the braids. There are many types of braids, be it normal french braids, cornrow braids, box braids, etc. Browse through this list to find out what kind of braid suits you the best.
25 Braids Hairstyles for an Ultimate Princess Look
Cornrow Braids for Long Hair
This is a great style to tie up your thick and curly hair into something that looks quite stylish too. The entire hair has been divided into various sections, and each of these hairs has then been tied up as cornrow braids. All of the braided hair is then pulled back and tied up into a low lying bun. Cornrow braids are known to look equally good on thinner hair too. With such a style, you can always make sure that your hair stays in place quite stylishly.
Long Braided Hair
Got long locks of beautiful dark hair to show off? Well, there isn’t a better style than this one. The long locks of hair have been divided into various sections so that when pulled back, they all come together behind. All of these sections have then been tied in uniform and tiny braids till the tip of the hair and then tied up into a bun ponytail where a little portion of the hair has been tucked into the bun, and all the remaining hair has been let down by tying it up in a high ponytail.
Glam Braided Look
Well, this is just another stylish way in which you can tie up your braids, and it is quite a glamorous look as the hair can be tied up into braids and then accessorized by using small golden hairpins. The hair has been divided into thicker sections and tied up into braids. All of these braids are then pulled back together to form a very high ponytail braid. This look is perfect if you’re looking for a stylish way to maintain and flaunt your thick black hair. The accessories really complement the hair too.
Side Parted Braids
While the cornrow braids are a trendy hairstyle, they are usually sported by pulling it all back or tying it all up into a ponytail. In this regard, this hairstyle here is quite a refreshing one, and as you can see, the braids have been neatly parted to the sides rather than backward. The side-parted hair also covers a little portion of the forehead and helps to accentuate the cheeks and jawline. Best suited hairstyle for those who are looking to flaunt their long thin hair.
Stylishly Braided Hair
A braided hairstyle straight out of the runway. The hair has been maintained at a very long length, and the way it has been styled in braids only makes the hair look more beautiful. The hair has been divided up into three different sections each, and the hair on each of these parts has been braided up separately. The hair has been curled up into braids all the way down till the bottom, and this only makes the hair look more stylish. Pair it with a killer dress or statement accessory, and you’ll surely be the best dressed at any event or party for sure.
Designed Symmetrical Braids
Another beautiful braided hairstyle that really does bring out the beauty of braids. The gorgeous long locks of hair have been divided into thin and thick alternate sections, and the hair has also been braided similarly with one thin braid followed by a thicker one and then again a thin braid. This alternation really does create a beautiful symmetry and looks like a perfect tattoo design on the head. Best suitable for both thin and thick hair.
Braided Hair with Weaves
The versatility of this hairstyle simply looks so stunning. The hair on the top has been pulled back in a braided hairstyle and then tied up into a round little bun. But the bun hasn’t been tucked in and simply let down, thus revealing beautiful curly layers of hair on both the sides in a weave type of hairstyle. This is a great hairstyle for those who are having wavy or curly hair. With such a hairstyle like this, not only can you keep your hair perfectly in place, but you also have the option to show off your beautiful curly locks.
Braided in Short Ponytail Style
Another versatile hairstyle. Whoever did this hairstyle has surely created a work of art. Looking for a way to show off that beautiful smile of yours with a hairstyle that complements it really well? Then this is just the hairstyle for you. As you can see, the hair is very curly and has been maintained in a very short bob that falls just below the ears. The hair has been then divided up into many sections, and each of these sections has been neatly braided up. At the end of the hair, all of these sections are tied up into a cute and short ponytail.
Cross Braided Hair
The criss-cross hairstyles have become quite a trend, and most hairstylists have seemed to experiment with it and adopt it, just as you can see how the braids have been tied up in a criss-cross manner in this hairstyle. The very beauty of this hairstyle lies in the way it has been neatly tied up in thin rows of hair, so the best-suited hair type for this kind of hairstyle is thin hair or even hair of medium thickness. This hairstyle also helps to add some definition to your face, so you don’t have to worry about your face looking too big or round.
Big Bun Updo
The big hairdo or the bun updo has found many loyal followers in this hairstyle. This is the perfect way to style your hair if you have long locks of very thick hair. A few strands have been braided and left freely on the front itself as if some face-framing layers. The rest of the hair has been simply tied up into braids and pulled back and then tied up into a very huge and round bun and neatly tucked inside, thus creating a big crown-like up-do on the back of your head.
One Sided Braid
As you go through this list, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is about how there never seems to be an end to the different ways in which braid hairstyles can be worn in many versatile styles for different types of events too. As you can see here, a little of the hair on the front has been side braided and ties up into a right-sided ponytail with the rest of the hair on the back and sides. Then again, the hair below the ponytail has further been braided into beautiful lace-like braids.
Side Parted Wavy Hair
Say goodbye to your normal short hairstyle and say a grand hello to this trendy hairstyle that you should definitely try out. The hair has been maintained in a very short bob, and the hair on the front has been cut in long and face-framing layers that have been parted to one side. They also fall like perfect beach waves on the front itself, and the long layers really do help in accentuating the area around the cheekbones and jawline. A little portion of the hair on the opposite side is then tied up into a very thin braid and tucked in with the rest of the freely flowing hair.
Extra Long Braided Hair
Well, well, well. Such a long hair which falls almost up until the knees is a rare sight these days now that more and more people are trying out cooler and shorter hairstyles that are quite easy to maintain also. But the fact is that the beauty and elegance of such short hair still remains. And while a list of hairstyles for such long hair may not be typically available, here the hair has simply been tied up in a braid up-do. The entire hair has been divided up into very thin sections, and the hair on each of these sections has been beautifully braided till the bottom.
Middle Parted Box Braids
Box braids are another interesting hairstyle found within braid hairstyles itself. This style is best suitable for those who have really thick hair and texture and want to adjust the volume that has become too much. Simple middle part your hair neatly on to both sides. Then each of these sides is further parted to different sections in which the hair is bought together and tied up into adorable little box braids across the entire length of the hair. Add some shiny hairpieces and your hair is sure to stand out.
Angular Braid on Long Hair
Just how stunning does this hairstyle look? It is as simple as it can get, yet there is quite a profound complexity to this look. The hair has been middle-parted very neatly, and a little of the hair across this partition is tied up into a thick braid and then twisted, turned, and pulled back towards behind in an angular cut. Truly, this hairstyle is a genius one and looks like an original piece of art. So go ahead and try this look before you find that your best friend has already gone for it.
Half Up Half Down Braided Hairstyle
An extremely brilliant way to style your hair if you’re looking for something different from the usual braid hairstyles. The braid has been styled in a very cool half up and half down manner that simply adds some serious definition to the face and head. And this style has been made all the more astonishing by painting it in a brilliant burgundy and purple shade. Not exactly a redhead hairstyle, but it looks just as exceptional and beautiful. Best suited for thin and fine hair as each of the sections of the braid need to be tied up in elegant and thin rows.
While this is quite a popular braid hairstyle among most celebrities, it still remains a favorite of many people. It’s a simple looking hairstyle, but oh boy, tying up all that hair into this fishtail braid style is quite a task. Nevertheless, it looks impressive and to really bring out the beauty of those fishtail braids; you may need to have quite enough long hair. The hair has been pulled back up into a high ponytail, and then the hair below the ponytail has simply been woven into fishtail braids.
Big Bun with Braids
Quite a similar hairstyle to the braided crown hairstyle, this is also one such look that you can look great on. It’s quite simple too. All of the hair has been tied up into very thin rows of braids, and then on the top front, all of it has been turned around many times to form a very huge bun. When you do this hairstyle on very thick hair, it will look too voluminous, so when you’re looking to try this one, make sure you do something about toning down the volume as that may take away the shine and glow of this look.
Thin and Thick Braids
Alternate braids of different thicknesses are quite catching up on the trend, and this hairstyle is best suitable for those who have hair of enough and medium thickness. The hair has been very neatly divided up into different sections, and then the hair on each of these sections has been weaved into beautiful braids till the length of the nape, or you can even do the braid till a little below the nape. Then you can just bring all the hair together and tie it into a very low-lying and simple bun hairdo.
Braided Hair with Side Parts and Long Waves
A great hairstyle for those who have really long hair. The hair has been side-parted and while the hair on one side has been cut in long layers that are side-parted, the rest of the hair has simply been let down loosely and flowing freely in its natural beauty itself. And two to three sections of the hair on the other side have been simply braided. Well, with such beautiful locks of hair, everyone surely might be secretly hoping to get such lustrous and long hair even though they might have just chopped off all of their hair and changed into a much shorter style.
Crown Braided Hairstyle
The look that is famous on Instagram these days thanks to the beautiful brides who wore this look and made it quite a hit trend. The highlighting done on the hair is also quite brilliant, and with this hairstyle, you can rest assured that you’ll look a million dollars on your big day. The hair on the sides has been thickly braided all the way back and some hair on the back has also been weaved up into beautiful braids and then simply tied up into a gorgeous bun.
Long Fishtail Braid
Braids on braids would be the right term to describe this hairstyle. Because that is exactly what it is. All of the hair has been tied up in very thin braids till the very bottom. Then hair has then been pulled up together into a very high ponytail and the rest of the hair below this ponytail is then again tied up as fishtail braids. Quite an interesting way to style your long hair in.
Inside Out Braided Ponytail Hair
This look oozes much class and elegance and is simply a beautiful hairstyle. Best suited for those who have hair of medium length and a straight or wavy structure. A little portion of the hair on the front has been braided in an inside out kind of style, and then the rest of the hair has been simply pulled backward in straight rows, and finally, all of this hair is tied up into a high ponytail at the top. A great hairstyle that really brings out your feminine beauty, and those braids only serve to make the entire look much better.
Lace Braided Hair
This is one of that classy hairstyles that used to be a huge trend only a few years ago. But the truth is that even though this style isn’t much popular these days, it still looks as elegant and graceful. The hair on the sides has been beautifully braided up in a subtle step-like shape till the back middle portion, and it has simply been tucked in. It’s also one of those hairstyles that have been hugely inspired by the classic French braid hair. Best suited for thick and straight hair, and to make it look breezy enough, a quick blow-dry would definitely do the job.
Curly Braided Hair
Since most braided hairstyles include tying up the entire section of the hair into very tiny braids, often, the actual beauty of the curls is not visible. But with this look, you can flaunt not just your adorable braids, but your gorgeous locks of curly hair as well. The hair has been maintained at a medium length and falls a little below the shoulders, and although much detailing has not been done on the braids, it has still been styled beautifully and then side-parted, which is also a great hairstyle to flaunt your tiny little spiral curls of hair.
There are still quite a few trends left in the braided hairstyles, and while these are the most popular ones, you can always come up with your own cool hairstyle and rock it just as well.