14 Adorable Braided Hairstyles


Braids are an easy going hairstyle that remove the need for excessive daily styling, protect your hair against environmental damage but still look extremely feminine and beautiful.


Do not mistake braids as a boring hairstyle though. Braids can be one of the most creative hairstyle and also go well on most face shapes, hair types and skin colors.


Most women make the mistake of sticking to the same one or two type of commonly worn braided hairstyle that they know and make themselves look predictable.


There are so many different types of braided hairstyles out there today, that you can try out a different braid hairstyle each day and still never run short of the styles to try out.


We’ve picked fourteen amazing braided hairstyles that include every interesting type of braided hairstyle we could find.


1. EVERY WOMAN MUST KNOW THE SIMPLE REGULAR BRAID 

The most simple and common type of braid out there and something every woman should make herself familiar with before proceeding to more complex types of braided hairstyles out there.

simple regular braid


2. VARIATIONS TO THE REGULAR BRAID

Once you've learned the simple braid, there are a lot of ways you can play around with it by altering the size of the braid, it's length and the style you braid it.


This makes for interesting new styles for the people to gawk at, but only you know how easily you've managed to style it.

Regular braid variation


3. FULL BOX BRAIDS FOR NATURAL HAIR

Box braids are a signature black hairstyle worn by African women for centuries now and is just as popular today as it was back then.


Box braids, also known as Ghana braids are a fun hairstyle for those with thick or naturally curly hair.

full box braids for black women


4. SIDE BRAIDS OPEN UP A WORLD OF NEW STYLES

The side braided hairstyle is a great variation of the traditional style.


Not only does it look good, but it also gives birth to so many new updo and braided hairstyles.

large side braid


5. THERE IS NOTHING MORE ELEGANT THAN A BRAIDED UPDO

Braided updos are one of the most beautiful, feminine & elegant hairdos you can wear as an women.


They are a go to choice for majority of the women when it comes to grand occasions like weddings, proms or homecoming. 


There are so many ways you can style an braided updo, which makes it the perfect choice of hairstyle for a lot of women. See more beautiful updo styles here.

Braided updo


6. BLACK WOMEN CAN WEAR REGULAR BRAIDS TOO

You do not need to limit yourself to box braids as black women. 


Regular braids look just as good as box braids and provide you with so many more hairstyle options.

Braided pigtails


7. HALF UP HALF DOWN HAIRSTYLE WITH BRAIDS

Half up half down hairstyle offer the best of updos and long hairstyles.


The top is styles like an updo and the rest of the hair is let down like in longer hairstyles. This makes for a very elegant & beautiful look. Check out more such half up styles here.

half up half down hairstyle with braids
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8. SPECIAL BRAIDED HAIRSTYLES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Perfect hairstyle for those special moments in your life. Braids just scream feminine and beautiful.

fancy braids


9. AMAZING BOX BRAID UPDO

Hands down one of the best updo hairstyles we've seen. Black girls often struggle with getting their hair into an updo. But this woman just rocks it so effortlessly. Check out our post on black hairstyles for more pretty hairstyles.

Box braid updo


10. BANGS LOOK GOOD WITH BRAIDED HAIRSTYLE 

Bangs go really well with braided hairstyles and make for a really elegant & cute look. 


You can wear bangs with braided updos or even regular braided hairstyles. Check out our post on hairstyles with bangs for more inspiration.

Braided hairstyle with bangs


11, BEAUTIFUL BRAIDS FOR NATURAL HAIR

Braids are a good choice for women who wear thick, untameable natural hairstyle. Braids also prevent damage and hold well together for hours on end, making it a great choice. Check out more natural hairstyles, if you're a natural hair girl.

Braids for natural hair




12. BRAIDED HAIRSTYLES LOOK GREAT WITH COLORED HAIR TOO 

Colored hair makes for lot of fun braided hairstyles too. You can braid together different colored sections of your hair together to create beautiful braids as well. 

Colored braids


13. BRAIDED HAIRSTYLE FOR SHORT HAIR 

If you think you can't do braided hairstyles for short hair...


...then well you're wrong.


Sure it's harder than longer hair, but using a little creativity and inspiration, it is very much possible to get beautiful short hairstyles with braids. 
Braided hairstyle for short hair


14. BRAIDS WITHIN A BRAID

Braid-inception? Nonetheless, you know this girl loves her braids.
Braids within a braid


BRAIDED HAIRSTYLES & HAIR CARE

Braids hairstyles are one of the least damaging hairstyles but can require a lot of styling till you get the hang of a particular style and can put unnecessary stress on your hair.


Braids do not make you bulletproof to hair damage though. To make sure to protect your hair, check out the hair care guide we made for you to build a solid hair care routine.