Bring On the Braids: 25 Braided Hairstyles to Explore Now

Jennifer Hussein | 04 April 2018
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Time to upgrade your braided styles.

Braided hairstyles are always a timeless look that just never seem to go out of style. Braids are almost as old as time itself, yet there are millions of ways to give your braid styles a modern glow up. While the same-old braiding routine can be reliable, you should always try to expand your styling horizons with some fresh, new braid ideas. So, give your tresses the styling upgrade they deserve with one of these braid hairstyles! These styles will make you look as if you just stepped off of the runway, and will stay fresh and flirty all day long:

Stay Fresh in these Chic 25 Braided Hairstyles

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This classic braided bun just got a messy twist.

1. Messy Braided Bun

The messier, the better with this bun! It’s the best of both worlds: elegant and beautiful for fancy events, yet edgy and full of cool attitude. Just remember to tame any unruly, messy strands with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
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You’re going to fall in love with this style.

2. Heart Braid

Fall head over heels in love with this braided hairstyle.

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A thin crown braid acts as an accent piece to any hairstyle.

3. Thin Crown Braid

Want to add just a little bit of style to your updos? Then pop in a thin crown braid for a detailed effect.

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Reach new heights of chic with this voluminous braid.

4. Voluminous Braid

A simple way to make any of your favorite braided hairstyles stand out is by giving it a touch of volume. Just tease your braid with Suave Professionals Natural Volume Mousse and your hair is set with a photo-ready look.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS NATURAL VOLUME MOUSSE
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Give your braided hairstyles a boost of sheen.

5. Sleek Braid

Into the glossier look? Then create a polished braid by smoothing your strands with Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum.

NEXXUS HUMECTRESS ENCAPSULATE SERUM
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Upgrade your half up braid with some curls.

6. Curled Half Up Braid

Give your half up braid a volumized finish by adding some curls into the mix.

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Shift your braid to the side for an easygoing attitude.

7. Side Braid

This simple side braid is perfect for those low-maintenance hair days.

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These braids are giving us double vision.

8. Double Fishtail Braids

We’re going double with our fishtail braids.

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This elegant style is great for any party or event.

9. Braided Flower Bun

This intricate style is one of the hottest braided hairstyles for any major event. If you want to stunt on everyone with your braiding skills, then this is definitely your style choice.

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Put your ends in this charming reverse waterfall braided style.

10. Braided Ends

Need a style that will stand out as much as your personality? Then this easy braided ends look needs to become your go-to look!

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Give your ponytail a glow-up with this braided look.

11. Ponytail Braid

This braided ponytail look will make you the poshest girl on the block.

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Let out your inner flower child.

12. Flower Crown Braid

This festival-ready look has all of us excited for warm summer nights.

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Get creative by putting your bangs in a cool braid.

12. Braided Bang

Go all-out with your side bangs by trying out this braided look.

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Get twisted into this simple style.

13. Thin Half Up Twist

Twist your strands into perfection with this simply elegant half up style. Keep your style in control all day long with TRESemme TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Non-Aerosol Hair Spray.

TRESemmé TRES TWO ULTRA FINE MIST NON-AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY
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Nothing beats classic braids styles like this one.

14. Classic Halo Braid

This angelic look is timeless and elegant. It’s perfect for any major occasion!

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Give your halo braid a switch-up with this doubled look.

15. Double Halo Braid

This upgrade to the classic halo style adds some more life into your look.

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This chignon is totally SFW.

16. Braided Chignon

Give your chignon a cool new look by braiding your locks to perfection.

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Get the easy going look with this braid.

17. Loose Fishtail Braid

If you’re skipping the shower, then putting your hair in a loose fishtail and controlling your oily strands with Dove Refresh+Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo.

DOVE FRESH & FLORAL DRY SHAMPOO
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An Insta-worthy look.

19. Boxer Braids

These braids have been flooding our Instagram feeds, and for good reason. They’re perfect for topping off any street style look.

braided hairstyles bohemian braid
This messy, textured style is perfect for free spirits.

2o. Bohemian Braid

This whimsical look is one of the most spot-on braided hairstyles for carefree girls.

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Let loose in this braid.

21. Loose Braid

Another simply stylish look for those lazy days.

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A trendy look for everyone.

22. 3-Strand Braid

This is basically the beginner braid for all of you braiding novices out there. It’s a subtle look that never goes out of style.

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Give your French braid a whole new look with some volume.

23. Voluminous French Braid

Shake up your French braid by giving it some glorious volume by pancaking, or i.e. tugging each link to fatten.

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Use these tiny braids as accents to your style.

24. Micro Braids

Start small with a few micro braids to embellish your overall look, or make a statement by covering your whole head with them. The possibilities are endless!

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Show off your braiding skills with this unique style.

25. Flower-Waterfall Braid

This is the grandmaster of all braided hairstyles. It’s intricate, extremely detailed and so much fun to create.



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