Trend alert: Ribbon braids could be the next big thing!

Adding ribbons into your hair will get you a conversation-worthy ‘do in a matter of minutes!  

Breaking hair news: ribbon braids are set to be the hair accessory to rock this festival season and we’re absolutely thrilled! While most of you might think that ribbons are out-dated and reserved only for the playground, the latest styles we’ve been seeing on Instagram are showing us how stylish it can look — especially with pretty plaits.

So, if you’re looking for a new hair accessory to rock with your braids this year (that isn’t a flower crown!), take a peek at the hot-to-trot ribbon braided hairstyles that are making us swoon…

4 ribbon hairstyles with braids you have to see!


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Give your braided ponytail a high fashion makeover with some ribbon! Credit:

Heading to the office, instead of a festival? Well, you’ll be happy to know you can give your go-to ponytail a quick high fashion upgrade, with the help of some ribbon!

This sophistcated, yet feminine hair accessory brings heaps of romance to the table, but also exudes refined, off-duty model vibes. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to look a little like a model? Credit: @_christinearnold

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Channel your inner Frida Kahlo with this ribbon braided ‘do! Credit:

When it comes to braided hairstyles, one of our absolute faves is the milkmaid braid. This ethereal hairstyle is super easy to create, beyond impressive and, when paired with a ribbon, they’re a boho lover’s dream come true.

Don’t believe us? Check out the picture above and you’ll see what we’re talking about! Anyone else getting Frida Kahlo vibes? Credit: @sarahalainn

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Corsets aren’t just for waists, don’t you know? Credit:

Ready to show of your styling prowess? Then take a leaf out of this mega-babe’s book, who has gone for a triple Dutch braided low ponytail hairstyle, weaving ribbon between each plait.

Come on, just look at the detailing on the corset braid, making the style perfectly edgy and fashion-forward! We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely rocking this at our next event. Credit: @natextensions

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Half-up, half-down braided hairstyles will look extra romantic with ribbon detailing! Credit:

If you ask us, the best thing about this ribbon braid hair trend is that you can add a romantic touch to just about any braided hairstyle, whether it’s a half-up, half-down style (a la this Instagrammer), or even an updo. Credit: @kanyaa73

Editor’s tip: When creating braided hairstyles, arm yourself with a sea salt spray, like the VO5 Sea Salt Spray, to give your mane extra texture and grip.


We knew these beautiful ribbon braided hairstyles would be so impressive! If you’re still hungry for more, get your next styling fix by taking a spin around our Braids and New Hairstyles pages, for loads of more dazzling hair ideas.

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