Braid hairstyles 2017: Looks you should try out right now

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It’s time to become a part of the braidy bunch with these cool 2017 braid styles. 

It’s fair to say that in 2017, braid styles probably reign supreme. And why wouldn’t they? Braided hairstyles are versatile, pretty and practical for both casual and formal events, and if you’re not convinced you only have to look at the red carpet for proof!

So, if you are looking for new braid styles for 2017 then keep reading. We have gathered some of our favourite hairstyles featuring pretty plaits for you to try out, naturally.

Braid styles 2017: Looks you should rock this year


braid styles 2017: Keke Palmer red hairstyles braids in a half up half up down style in casual clothing
Looking for 2017 braid styles? Keke Palmer’s box braids are great protective and chic style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Box braids

One look we’re totally in love with is the box braid hairstyle. It’s been popular with the likes of Keke Palmer recently and looks great in a variety of colours.

And even though this braid ‘do takes a while to achieve, it’s perfect for anyone who is looking for a protective hairstyle, minus the daily styling. Plus, once your entire hair is braided you are then free to rock as many cute hairstyles as possible!

2017 braid styles: Sienna Miller hairstyles twist braids in a blue dress at a red carpet event
You can’t go wrong with flat twists! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Flat twist

Ok, technically this hairstyle isn’t technically a braid. But we thought we’d slip it into our braid hairstyles 2017 round-up anyway because it’s so pretty! Flat twists are a close hair cousin of the beautiful French plait and Dutch braid, but only involves two strands, so it’s much easier!

Just remember to spray your hair with a little hairspray like the Toni&Guy Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray before and after creating your twist to give your hair grip and make your ‘do last longer.

braid hairstyles 2017: Vanessa dugens with halo braid hairstyle
When it comes to braid hairstyles for 2017, halo braids are perfect for work and play! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Halo braids

We couldn’t talk about hair, braids and 2017 without including the gorgeous halo braid (AKA goddess braids). It’s super boho and beautiful, and despite its complex appearance, it’s rather easy to achieve! But if you really can’t master the look? Then why not try your hand at our simple milkmaid braids instead.

Editor’s tip: Once you’ve created your braided hairstyle, lightly mist your halo hairstyle with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray to help it last all day.


Looking for more braids? Styles for 2017 and beyond? We’ve got braid styles for 2017 in abundance on our Braids page, so, don’t forget to check it out, will you?

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05 February 2017