Braids are the hair trend that just won’t quit. Instead of fading away, there has been a constant stream of new braided hairstyles. The talent and creativity of all the plait-loving stylists out there never ceases to amaze us.
We’ve come a long, long way from a pair of schoolgirl braids, lone French braids, and messy fishtails.
One of the things that keeps braids in style is that there are so many ways to wear them. First of all, there are many types of braids and can be teeny tiny or dramatically oversized and worn individually or all at the same time. Braids can be messy and bohemian, tousled and mermaidy, or textured and romantic. They work as half up hairstyles or gorgeous updos and our favorite, hair crowns. Wear them to summer festivals, weddings or prom, or any day you want a fresh new style. Some of these looks are simple enough to try yourself at home while others require an expert hand.
Hair braids look even better with hair color. They bring out the texture of balayage highlights, show off bright dip dyed ends, and enhance the dimension of any hair color from bronde to gray. The only thing is that long hair is required. The longer, the better. For special occasions, extensions can be added for extra length and/or thickness to make any of these styles work. Braids are especially beautiful for weddings and are even a symbol for marriage.
Check out these pictures for 25 braided hairstyles you haven’t seen before. Check out the links for the stylist behind the gorgeous looks. There may be one near you.
1. Half Up Fishtail Crown
2. Asymmetrical Three-Strand Braid
3. Boho Romantic Braid
4. Textured Fishtail Braid
5. Mermaid Crown Braid
6. Coachella Braids
7. Messy Fishtail Braid With Wraparound
8. Messy French Braid Half Up
9. No Elastic Necessary
10. Large and Small Fishtail Braids
11. Double Crown Braid
12. Wrap Around Fishtail Braid
13. Romantic Braids
14. Side Fishtail With Twisted Crown
15. Fishtail Crown Braid
16. Pull Through Braid with Waves
17. Easy Crown Braid
18. Ombre Waterfall Braid
19. Tousled Textured Braid
20. Side Braid Updo
21. A Different Type of Braid
22. Braided Unicorn Hair Color
23. Easy Fishtail Braid Updo
24. Multi-Braid Updo
25. Braided Updo