There are some hairstyles that stand the test of time and the braided hairstyles are one of those. They have evolved through the years and every generation sees new trends and types added to the already existing Plaits and Braids Hairstyles.
Tips for Styling Hair with Plaits and Braids
- Thanks to all the adding in of the new types and kinds, the options that you get now are a nice mix of classic and contemporary.
- There are classics like French braid, fishtail braid, and three-strand braid alongside the new-age styles like boxer braids, highlighted braids, and detail braid.
- There is also a middle ground between these two ways where the classic braiding styles have been given a contemporary twist like you see in the halo braid or twisted plaits.
No matter which way you choose to go, one thing is for sure that the braids are for every woman and never fail to ramp up your regular hairstyle.
Plaits and Braids Hairstyles
Braided Bleach Blonde Bun
Bleach blonde hair colors looks so great all by itself and when you put the style spin on it by making the braided bun, it looks even more stunning. Start by making two cornrow braids from the middle. End the braids at the crown and pin those up. Now, make a ponytail with the rest of the hair and start loosely braiding it. Create a high bun that covers up the pins.
Unique Twisted Plaits
You will need to have really long hair extensions to try out this one-of-a-kind hairstyle. However, the hairstyle is not as difficult as it looks and all you need is plenty of bobby pins and hair setting spray. Make a tight ponytail and braid all along the length of the ponytail. Twist the long braid whichever way you want and go on pinning it. Finish it off with hair spray.
Symmetric Cornrows Braids
Cornrows are one of the most basic kinds of braid that have been loved and adored by women for the longest time. For this hairstyle, you need to make three cornrow braids: one right in the middle and two on the sides so that it looks symmetrical. The three cornrows blend seamlessly into simple three-strand braids on either side.
Braided Ponytail Hairstyle
The clever use of braids can really lift a simple hairstyle into something totally edgy and that is exactly what you see here. Tease the hair in front and at the crown to pouf it up. Then, create two thin strands of braid on each side of the hair. Crisscross the braids and wrap it around the high ponytail at the crown. The typical ponytail looks really stylish now.
This is the braiding style to go for if you want to channel the tough and cool girl vibe in you. The boxer braids are nothing double French braids or Dutch braids. Make two sections in your hair and create the typical Dutch braids right till your nape. Near the nape, bring the ends of the braids together and finish it off with a regular three-strand braid.
Messy Braid Hairstyle
A messy braid is a really popular hairstyle as not all girls like their hair to be all prim and proper. The messiness also gets some volume into the hair so that is like an added advantage. The braiding style that you see here is a simple Dutch braid. The ends of the hair have been rolled up and tucked in. Pull out a few strands from the side to bring the messy effect.
The fishtail braid looks really elaborate and is a natural favorite of the women with long hair. First make a ponytail and then begin with the braid. Divide the hair in two sections and then take a thin strand from the sides of the left section to blend it in the right section. Do the same with the right section and continue till the end. Secure the end with a hairband.
Side Plaits for Long Hair
Plaiting long hair sure looks good but it takes a lot of time. So, this one is the hairstyle for those busy mornings when you do not have time to braid the whole hair. Make a parting on any one side. Create a French braid on the side of the parting that has lesser hair. Pin the braid tactfully inside the hair and then brush the rest of the hair as usual.
Side Swept Braid Hairstyle
There is a casual and chic vibe to this hairstyle which makes it the ideal one to go for with your western wear. Make a side parting and leave a few strands of hair caressing your face. Bring all of the hair to one side and start the braid from the middle of the hair length. Pull out strands from the top part of the braid to add some texture.
Pastel Green Plait
The contrast of colors makes this a really funky hairstyle to try out. The first step to this hairstyle is highlighting a portion of your hair in shocking pastel green shade. This is the part of the hair where you will be making the braid. The other way to go if you do not want permanent highlights is to make the braid and then spray on temporary highlights.
Messy Copper Blonde Fishtail Braid
The copper blonde is such a fabulous hair color and especially if you have warm undertones to your skin. The messy braid makes the hair look even more gorgeous. Go for a regular fishtail braid starting from near the nape and end it with a hairband. Now start pulling strands of hair out from all over including the braid and also tease up the crown and the front.
Braided ponytails are so common that you must have seen tons of women try it out. This one gives a twist to the braided ponytail look by adding interesting cornrows to the front. There are three cornrows and they make a pattern as they end at the ponytail. The ponytail has three strand braids along the length and one strand is wrapped around the hairband to hide it.
Nothing looks more delicate and feminine than a braided updo. It is the hairstyle that you must go for when you are at a formal event in your pretty party dresses. The hair is blow-dried and teased before getting on with the braids. The braid that you see here is a two-strand braid called the rope braid. Pull the braid to the back and then pin it an updo manner.
Slick Braided Top Knot
If you want to show off the beautiful features of your face like the jawline and cheekbones, this is your go to option. Besides, since the hair is pulled back so hard, it makes your eyes look bigger and more beautiful. Apply some hair gel to bring that sleek look to the hair. Make a regular braid and then twist it like a bun at the crown.
Hairstyle with Side Plait
Do not have time for an elaborate hairstyle? You would need not more than five minutes for this hairstyle. Just part your hair from the center and leave the strands loose in the front. Bring the hair to any one side and make the three-strand braid. Secure the ends with a ribbon. Go for a ribbon that contrasts your attire.
Bring out the angel in you with the neat and fashionable halo braid. The hair exactly resembles a halo and that is exactly what has earned it the name. Start the braid from one side of your head and turn it all around in a circle by adding hair to it from the sides. Finally, pin it exactly where you started it from. Leave a few strands loose in front.
Curly Hair with Side Plait
Plaits are not something that is limited to the girls with naturally straight or wavy hair. You can pull off a braid with equal élan on your curly hair. Let the front of the hair be messy and curly as it is. Make a side plait starting from behind your ear. The texture of your hair is what makes the hairstyle look so unique.
Twisted Ponytail Braid
This one is for all those girls out there who love the braids but are not really a deft hand at making a braid. With this hairstyle, you can do it all by yourself without any help. Apply the hair gel and make a low ponytail. Separate out the ponytail into two parts and now start twisting each part. After this, twist these two parts around one another and your work is done.
Slick Hair with Detail Braid
The attention to detail is why this hairstyle looks so wonderful. This one is definitely not your regular braid and the crisscross of thin hairbands in the middle proves that. You either need really long hair or hair extensions for this one as the detailing with not show up on medium or short length of hair. The hair color also is a part of the detail with the ombre style.
Halo Braid with Flowers
Bring out the Greek goddess in you by going for this hairstyle that will make you look like a million bucks. You are already familiar with the halo braid. This is neater version of the halo braid with the small red flowers stuck to it. The strands in front have also been made wavy to give it that really sensuous touch.
Loose Side Plait Hairstyle
This is the hairstyle for those mornings when you are in a rush and need something that looks good but does not take up an hour to get done. Stack up your hair on one side of your shoulder and make a quick side braid. Just two to three turns in the braid is enough and you need not make it elaborate.
Cute Braid for Medium Hair
The first two words that come to your mind when you see a hairstyle like this are cute and pretty. This is one of the classics in braided hairstyles and it has been around for ages now. There is a French braid done in front which is nicely blended by bringing the hair frontwards from the sides. This hairstyle is for the relaxed brunches and outings with friends.
The list of over twenty Plaits and Braids Hairstyles have got all the trending styles covered for you. Now, you just need to pick out the ones you like and try it on yourself. In fact, with so many options on offer, you should go for a different hairstyle each day.