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
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.
2. Heart Braid
Fall head over heels in love with this braided 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.
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.
5. Sleek Braid
Into the glossier look? Then create a polished braid by smoothing your strands with Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum.
6. Curled Half Up Braid
Give your half up braid a volumized finish by adding some curls into the mix.
7. Side Braid
This simple side braid is perfect for those low-maintenance hair days.
8. Double Fishtail Braids
We’re going double with our fishtail braids.
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.
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!
11. Ponytail Braid
This braided ponytail look will make you the poshest girl on the block.
12. Flower Crown Braid
This festival-ready look has all of us excited for warm summer nights.
12. Braided Bang
Go all-out with your side bangs by trying out this braided look.
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.
14. Classic Halo Braid
This angelic look is timeless and elegant. It’s perfect for any major occasion!
15. Double Halo Braid
This upgrade to the classic halo style adds some more life into your look.
16. Braided Chignon
Give your chignon a cool new look by braiding your locks to perfection.
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.
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.
2o. Bohemian Braid
This whimsical look is one of the most spot-on braided hairstyles for carefree girls.
21. Loose Braid
Another simply stylish look for those lazy days.
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.
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.
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!
25. Flower-Waterfall Braid
This is the grandmaster of all braided hairstyles. It’s intricate, extremely detailed and so much fun to create.