Celebs rocking Ghana braids: 5 looks that’ll convince you to rock the trend

Curious to try Ghana braids? Here's 5 Ghana braids hairstyles fresh from the red carpet to inspire your next look!  

Have you ever heard of Ghana braids? If you haven’t, today is your lucky day, because we’ve created a fabulous gallery featuring the best Ghana braid styles around! And while they may look like cornrows, the actual braiding technique used to achieve them is different.

So, are you ready to rock Ghana braid hairstyles this season? Well, if you need some #hairinspo to convince you to give them a go, check out which A-list Ghana braid pictures we’re fawning over, below!

5 celebrities who’ve rocked Ghana braids brilliantly


ghana braids hairstyles: keke palmer with in a ponytail
Ghana braid ponytail. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The high ponytail

When filtering through all the Ghana braid picturesthe one look that surfaces most is the classic (but ever-stylish) sky high ponytail. This timeless hairstyle is low-maintenance, has Keke Palmer’s seal of approval, and is a universally flattering way to work Ghana braids! What more could a girl want?

ghana braids ideas: try a tree braid style like Luptia Nyong'o
Side bun Ghana braid hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The side bun

Think all Ghana braid styles are defined by big cornrows? Lupita Nyong’o’s tree braided side bun will convince you otherwise!

Not only is this a super pretty look, it’s also a practical way to keep strands out of your face and enables you to show off your best asset (AKA your lovely face!).

ghana braids pictures: yara shahdidi wearing blue dress on red carpet
Elegant Ghana braid. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Triple Ghana braid

Looking for elegant Ghana braids hairstyles? Then get ready to fall in love with this triple Ghana braid, which we spotted on Yara Shahidi.

Taking not one, but three steps up the style ladder, this head-turning ‘do is perfect for any fashionistas out there looking to make their manes pop! Sophisticated and edgy – looks like dreams do come true.

model yael meier with golden ghana braids backstage with glasses and pink fur jacket
Golden Ghana braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Golden braids

Love the idea of coloured Ghana braid styles, yet don’t know where to start? Just take a look at Yael Meier’s golden mane for major inspiration! We love how her Rapunzel-like braids have been peppered with pops of honey blonde and brown, for a shimmering, almost golden sheen!

But if this hue is too subtle for you, consider getting denim or pastel hair extensions woven in for a sure-fire way to turn heads! If it’s good enough of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, it’s good enough for you, right?

ghana braid styles: fka twigs with half ghana cornrows and box braids hairstyle
Half-up Ghana box braids. Credit: David for Rex by Shutterstock

Half-up Ghana braids

When it comes to modern Ghana braid styles, this stunning half-up ‘do is one of our absolute favourites. So if you’re after some on-trend inspiration, FKA Twig’s edgy mane is one to look up too! See? Ghana braid hairstyles can be quirky and fashion-forward, too!

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Still can’t decide on a fresh new look to test out? Don’t worry, we have tonnes more hair braiding ideas to choose from on our Braids page – like these stunning braid hairstyles perfect for the season ahead!