10 Perfect Two Braids Hairstyles That We Love

Get in on this hair trend with these inspiring ideas. 

Two braids: You’ve probably adorned this style at some point in your hair history, most likely in your elementary school years. But we are here to tell you that this beloved pigtail style is back with a whole new upgrade that can easily translate into your modern life. Whether you want a new look for the gym or something playful, two braid styles certainly can fulfill those style needs.

Two Braids Hairstyles to Add to Your Arsenal

Read on to check out a few of our faves:

1. Pigtail/Lose Style

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A runway-worthy look featuring playful loose fishtail braids. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

This 2 braids hairstyle was all the rage at the alice+olivia show during NYFW. Styled by TRESemmé’s Jeanie Syfu, this look is all about a loose texturized braided pigtail that’s interwoven together and then mussed up for the ultimate lived-in style. Get the full scoop on how to nail this look in our fishtail braid tutorial.

2. Dip-Dyed Ends

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Add a pop of color to your hair and rock your 2 braids. Photo credit: Dvora

Another cool way to this style is to showcase your dye job via cute braided pigtails. This subtle option allows you to try out a vibrant shade without having to deal with a huge commitment. Kudos if you go the vibrant orange hair/red dipped route, a.k.a our current color combo obsession.

3. Jumbo Cornrows

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A chic style we can’t get enough of. @lolowood_

Add in some jumbo cornrows to your two braids style. This style is sleek and adds more volume and style to a look. By creating these “inside-out braids” that create a 3-dimensional effect, you can easily add some height to your style.

4. Dutch Braid

two braids: dutch pigtails
Get weekend-ready with this cool style.

You’ve probably heard of many iterations of this style. The basics of these two long braids are pretty much the same. We love this style for a casual weekend, and it’s also a look that you can effortlessly rock at the gym. Master the steps of this cool style in our Dutch braid tutorial and set your style with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4.

5. Add Some Glitter

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Have fun with your pigtails by adding glitter to the mix.

Now that you’ve got the base of this hairstyle down, you can really have fun with it by adding in some glitter. Glitter roots were a big deal last year, and you can still easily transition the look this time around to your entire braid. To achieve this look, apply some gel, like Suave Max Hold Sculpting Gel, to your hair, and then create your braid. When finished, add some additional gel and use a brush to add some glitter. You’ll have a fun party style that’s bound to turn heads.

6. Cornrows and Dutch Braids

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We love a cornrow Dutch plait combo. Photo credit: @kimmichellet

This is a killer combo! Create cornrows that transition into a Dutch style for loads of texture and one of the coolest designs. We also love how this style looks with longer two plaits.

7. Criss-Cross

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A cool X braid is trendy and really fun.

Another style that we have been rocking is the cool criss-cross style. This look is all about plaiting your hair diagonally and then crossing each plait over the other one. To really get into this style, you’ve got to check out our criss-cross tutorial that will help you nail this look in no time.

8. Pigtail with Fringe

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A basic style that’s anything but. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

While the three-strand braid is dubbed as a basic method, it’s anything but when paired with a high-fashion look. To create this look, be sure to start with a smooth base with the assistance of serum, like Bed Head by TIGI Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray. Smooth the product throughout your hair and create your even part (after your bangs). Braid one section and tie with a hair tie. Repeat on the other side as you rock one of the easiest looks around.

9. Braid Within Braids

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Add a mini braid into your braid style for extra texture and style. Photo credit: @happycurlhappygirl

Before creating your two braids style, start off by making a mini braid on each side. Once you have both, incorporate them into your look to add more texture and style. This trick immediately steps up your style game!

10. Protective Style

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Rock braided hairstyles on your natural hair. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

We love this look on natural hair. Not only can you take a break from wearing it down, but you also get to showcase an easy style that screams simple and stylish. For another option for your natural hair, try out our two-sided braids tutorial.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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