New hair alert: The Beyoncé braid is about to become your new go-to style

Tempted to try braids for long hair? Then you need to see all the incredible Beyoncé-inspired long braids we have, right here!  

Looking for braids for long hair? Well, you’re in luck, because Beyoncé just rocked an extremely long braided ponytail at the Tidal concert this weekend! And when Bey does something, everyone (and we mean everyone) pays attention!

Honestly, there’s nothing not to love about these long hair braids. They’re super simple, protective and it doesn’t even matter if you have short hair – that’s what extensions were made for, right?

So, ahead we’ve put together a hair rundown of our favourite Beyoncé-inspired braided hairstyles for long hair from Insta. Flick through our gallery above, or scroll down to see the girls running the (braid) world!

The best Beyoncé-inspired long braids from Insta

woman with dark brown hair in long braided ponytail standing beside pool in white and blue bikini
Beyoncé-inspired braided hairstyles for long hair: 2 strand twist. Credit:

Looking for an easy way to update your ponytail? Then we have just the thing for you! We’re totally crushing on this 2 strand twist version of Beyoncé’s braid, which makes an already simple updo even easier to do. What’s not to love? Credit: @misssuber

Editor’s tip: To work plaits for long hair like a pro, try prepping your mane with the VO5 Frizz Free Cream, to help reduce frizz and keep those pesky flyaways at bay!

woman with long cornrow braided ponytail wearing black vest dress and sunglasses holding up ponytail
Beyoncé-inspired braid hairstyles for long hair: Cornrows. Credit:

Want to make your long braids look even more on fleek? Then try throwing some cornrows into the mix as well! Not only does this protective hairstyle look incredible, but there are just so many different ways to style them.

Sleek, chic, and versatile? Check, check, and check!  Credit: @anangelchampion

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Beyoncé-inspired braids for long hair: The classic. Credit:

Don’t forget: there’s nothing wrong with keeping it classic like Queen Bey and rocking a simple braided ponytail. Braid hairstyles for long hair are often complicated, which is why we’ve fallen head over heels for this quick and easy ‘do!

To give this timeless look a high-impact finish, make your braid as chunky as you can. Trust us, heads will be turning wherever you go with this stunning plait! Credit: @shania_raine

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Beyoncé-inspired plaits for long hair: Lay your edges. Credit:

Beyoncé has been rocking plait hairstyles for long hair for quite some time now, having mastered even the smallest of details. Which is why we’ve taken note and seen that she never forgets to lay her edges!

Ensuring that your baby hairs are sleek and controlled really is the key to giving this look a refined finish! Credit: @luci_lu331

Editors tip: Want edges that Beyoncé would be proud of? Try using the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray with a small natural bristle brush, to help you keep your baby hairs under wraps.

long hair braids: Beyoncé-inspired red long plait
Beyoncé-inspired long hair braids: Paint it red. Credit:

Want to spice up your brown tresses? Then up your mane game with a new hair colour! For some hot-to-trot #hairspiration, look to vibrant shades of red, as these look especially great against darker skin tones.

Honestly, your long hair braids will really be poppin’ with a bold new hue! Credit: @itsjazzydoll

braided hairstyles for long hair: braided pony with micro braid
Beyoncé-inspired long braids: Micro braid detail. Credit:

When it’s comes to our hair, it’s often the little things that count the most. So, why not add a delicate micro braid around the base of your pony?

The subtle detail works great for plait hairstyles for long hair, instantly adding an ultra-feminine feel. You know what they say, the Devil’s in the detail! Credit: @haircolorkilla

Editor’s tip: When rocking braided hairstyles for long hair, always remember to keep your tresses fully hydrated. We suggest trying the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Spray for an on-the-go moisture boost!





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