Braids are among the most common protective hairstyles available and we totally understand why. They not only shield your hair from damage, but give you a nearly endless possibility when it comes to styling. The great thing about braids is that it doesn’t matter how long your natural hair is. You can opt for classic cornrows, or get hair extensions and rock top braid hairstyles. For those that want to take their look to the next level, there are colorful braids and ombre braids. Finally, you can also get accessories woven into your strands, like beads or a gold string, just in case you’re feeling extra fancy. We know, there are so many options available that you might have just gotten a bit confused, but no worries, we come bearing the hottest braid hairstyles this season.
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Box Braids with Loose Ends
Business up top, party on the bottom? This is the perfect combination of two vibes. Sophistication and simplicity carry the look, while the loose ends keep things casual.
The braided bun saves us when time is limited, but we know we still need to look put together. Button it up or mess it up, either way it’s off your shoulders and over your head (ha!). Vouch for this look that opens your face and leaves plenty of room for statement earrings.
Who said ponytails are for the lazy? Knot this hairstyle. Make a statement with this knotted pony. If you’re feeling wild, add in some color for dimension. The thick and voluminous braid trend makes for an eye catching look.
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Fulani braids are an open invitation to really get creative. By incorporating beads and patterns, you’re moving your look to a whole new level. Play with bead placement, size, and color to match your outfit, occasion or simply just because. Think of this braid trend as your work of art and watch the compliments roll in.
The Braid Crown Rules All
Time to name the real queen! The braid crown is one of those trendy but also functional looks, especially for summer. Keep your hair off your neck to battle the heat, and look fierce with either thick braids or microbraids, both make a fab crown.
If your natural hair allows you to get long, thick braids, great! In case your hair is short, you can always go for extensions!
A braid ponytail can always add a fun and flirty element to your look.
Let’s not forget the gents who also rock out this amazing hairstyle.
Some like to keep their hair classic and simple, we get that!
Add a splash of color to your hairstyle!
Braids with beads and accessories
Because who said hair accessories end on headbands or hats?!
Braids are an extremely versatile style that are meant to be experimented with. This summer, try something new, something that you may be hesitant about but always love when you see others’ sporting it. We’re deeming this the summer of hair exploration! What braid trend will you try next?