20 Unique Ways to Wear Individual Braids

Miriam Herst | 05 September 2018

Welcome to a complete gallery of single braids pictures, featuring 20 unique ways to wear your individual braids.

Thinking about trying individual braids or looking for new ways to style your usual look? We’ve created a collection of 20 unique ways to wear individual braids and we know you’re going to love them. Single braids are one of our favorite styles and we can’t get enough of each of these intricate looks. Every one of these individual braid styles is unique, flattering, and memorable. Thinking about giving these single braids styles a shot? Read on for major hairstyles for single braids inspiration:

20+ Unique Ways to Wear Single Braids

individual braids wrapped bun
Wrap your braids up into a beautiful bun that makes a statement.

1. Wrapped Bun

Gather all of your braids into a ponytail and coil them into an oversized wrap bun for a bold and elegant look you’ll go back to again and again.

individual braids turban
Add an intricately designed scarf to your look.

2. Wear a Turban

Wear your favorite scarf wrapped around your head and let your braids peek out underneath. This is one of our top go-to hairstyles for individual braids, as the intricate scarf draws even more attention to your gorgeous strands.

individual braids small braids half back
Pull a few braids back into a soft and romantic style.

3. Pull ‘Em Back

Pull just a few braids back into a soft and romantic half-up style.

individual braids side part
Wear your braids in a deep side part.

4. Side Part

A great way to soften up single braids hairstyles is by wearing them in a side part.

individual braids pulled over to the side
Flip your braids over to one side.

5. Pulled Over

Add some volume to your look by flipping your braids over to one side.

individual braids pulled back highlights
Brighten up with some strategic highlights.

6. Brighten Up

Highlights are not off-limits for individual braids styles, and a light color like this will instantly brighten up your entire look.

individual braids pulled back center part
A center part is a little more defining.

7. Center Part

Move towards more definition by wearing your braids in a center part. No matter how you choose to finish the style, a center part can always be counted on to add a touch of boldness to the look.

individual braids professional ponytail
A professional ponytail is an always-dependable go-to.

8. Professional Ponytail

One of our favorite go-to styles we like to recommend for women who are looking for something on the professional side is a simple ponytail. We love how the braids give an otherwise understated style an upgrade.

individual braids part up long hair
Add some height with a part-up.

9. Part-Up

Elongate your face and add some height to your look by wearing a part up that has some volume incorporated.

individual braids mid level ponytail
There’s something undeniably chic about a mid-level ponytail.

10. Mid-Level Ponytail

Try a simple yet impactful chic and easy ponytail.

individual braids low messy bun
Learn how to make a messy bun work with braids.

11. Messy Bun

Gather your braids into a low messy bun for an exercise class or a run on the beach.

individual braids low bun
A low volumized bun is bold and beautiful.

12. Low Bun

Tying your hair into a low bun is the easiest route to a soft and romantic look.

individual braids highlighted
Brighten up your look.

13. Light Highlights

Highlighted box braids are even bolder, and we love this warm caramel brown color that flatters everyone.

individual braids high ponytail
Kick it up a notch with a high ponytail.

14. High Ponytail

Wear your braids nice and high in a swishy and flirty ponytail.

individual braids half up professional
Find a way to keep your hair off your face while still showing off your braids.

15. Half-Up

Keep your hair off your face while still showing off your braids in this feminine and professional look.

individual braids half bun
Pair your braids with the trendy half bun.

16. The Half Bun

Pair your beautiful braids with a half bun for the ultimate trendy look.

individual braids flipped over
Wear your braids long and casual.

17. Keep It Casual

Keep it casual by wearing your braids long, down and loose.

individual braids bronze highlights
Brighter is sometimes better.

18. Bronze Highlights

Try a bronze color to complement your skin tone and brighten up your look.

individual braids bob
Wear your braids nice and short.

19. Braided Bob

Wear your braids short for a sweet and flirty look.

individual braids beanie blue strands
When in doubt, add a beanie.

20. Wear a Beanie

Wear a beanie on top of your braids for a cute and cold weather-friendly look.

Editor’s tip: One of the best ways to care for your braids is making sure to incorporate a deep conditioner into your routine. We love Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Shampoo and Suave Professionals Deep Moisture Conditioner and recommend using this duo to keep your braids moisturized and healthy.


If you want to take the moisturizing a step further, use Suave Professionals Moisture Mask with Almond+Shea Butter after you wash your braids for even more benefits.