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Braided Hairstyles & Box Braids Styles

Braided hairstyles embrace plenty of terrific versatile versions, including protective natural braided hairstyles for long, medium and short hair, showy tree braids and braided mohawks, big or small box braids and inventive braided updos, chic fishtails, classy french braids and twist braids. View the brightest looks of Beyonce’s box braids and select your most inspiring looks from the tons of vivid braided hairstyle pictures!

Okay, let’s be real – there’s hardly a woman who finds joy when styling her messy hair early in the morning. Believe it or not, this experience is anything but thrilling. Now compare that to the pleasant feeling of having just a few more minutes left before the alarm goes off. Pure heaven, right? [click to continue…]

There are so many different ways you can rock black braided hair. Yarn braids are a particularly stunning idea of a hairstyle that focuses on the distinct texture that is obviously artificial, but in a way in tune with your kinks. [click to continue…]

The mermaid braid is one of the latest, trendiest braiding trends to sweep the hairstyling landscape. It’s essentially a French braiding technique, meaning that it’s also necessary to know how to do a French plait first. After that, the mermaid style is simplicity itself. It just involves using smaller, thinner strands of hair to create the braid and leaving unplaited hair showing through the spaces. After that, it’s easy to master a variety of mermaid braiding techniques and variations. [click to continue…]

For some women, micro braids are a mainstay, while other girls just dabble in them. Whatever your approach to the style is, these ‘dos provide tons of inspiration. Rock your mini plaits freely hanging, try different updos and half up styles or use invisible braids as a chance to get full, voluminous curls. [click to continue…]

Fishbone braids have long been popular with women who love to wear their hair up but desire something more intricate. But did you know that a fishbone braid is actually inspired by black braided designs? Fishbones started with African American culture and progressed into popularity with all ethnicities – where they continue to dress up hair around the world today. [click to continue…]

It’s hard not to go gaga for Ghana braids. They’re stylish, detailed, and versatile. If you think that there is one type, you’re about to be surprised by the vast number of options available. From short to waist-skimming lengths, and from beads to colored coils, there are countless ideas to experiment with. [click to continue…]

Dookie braids have come a long way from the playground. What used to be the go-to style in school, always accessorized with the latest and greatest bows and barrettes, is now undergoing a makeover. Take the braid game to the next level with intricate designs, splashes of color, and glittering gold beads. [click to continue…]

Is there anything as chic or sophisticated as the timeless bob? As a matter of fact, there is – bob braids are both elegant and edgy, plus they’re always in fashion. Easy to style, universally flattering, and extraordinarily versatile, bobbed braids run the gamut between funky and conservative. [click to continue…]

Braided hairstyles are witnessing a true renaissance moment; a plait that holds a fresh perspective in the midst of the braid craze is the Rope Braid! You are certainly familiar with the old time favorites like the French braid and the Dutch braid, but the “rope” is certainly the road less traveled. Weaving strands of hair with a twisting method as opposed to the more traditional crossover creates a braid that looks like a rope. Rope braided styles work well for all hair types, so check the images below to find a match that is right for you! [click to continue…]

Looking for that pretty, complicated braid you’ve seen but can’t quite decipher? We’ve got you covered. The four strand braid, while intricate, is super easy to do once you get the hang of it. Tips and how-to’s are sprinkled throughout these inspiring pics. [click to continue…]