Braids are incredibly versatile and by far the oldest way to style long hair. Traditionally, braided hairstyles were a way to communicate status, age, relationships, and more. Regardless of what a woman wears, they can help her achieve the look she wishes for. Get inspiration and find a way to express creativity through one of these sophisticated yet not so hard to recreate hairstyles! 
Snail Braid Updo
Sometimes all we want is a simple style for a formal event. The low braided bun can be done with extensions, so one can wear it even with short hair. This stylish yet simple braid looks incredible.
This halo braid has taken social media by storm. It is a beautiful style that can be dressed up or down and worn anywhere.
This type of braid brings a romantic vibe, making it an ideal hairstyle for a sweet romantic evening. Don’t forget to leave a few face-framing strands out and curl them. It’s actually quite simple and makes an impact. In no time one can create a beautiful crown braid.
Low Braided Ponytail
The long ponytail braid is not new, but it won’t go unnoticed. Add extensions or keep the original length, it always looks elegant.
Half Up Half Down Braids
Braids give endless possibilities for creativity. An easy and simplified style to rock plaited hair! One can pull the braids back and let them roam in a long ponytail. A few strands in the front will frame the face nicely.
The fishtail braid looks elaborate and will become a favorite for rushed mornings, especially for those who have long hair. It can be achieved by braiding from the face up to the back of the head. Once tied a double tie-knot, finish the plaiting on the rest of the hair.
Feed-In Ombre Braids
Mix thin and thick braids for a particularly fashionable feel. The feed-in method helps in making the cornrow hairstyles look a lot more natural and less bulky. Alternating different sizes and mixing styles make it more stylish.
This is done by making a low or narrow point at the hairline. This further creates less tension while giving protection at the edges.
Dramatic Low Bun Style
Not a new idea, but still a good option to try on, this braided updo brings drama to the top and a lot more to the bottom with a rounded braided bun.
Boho fish braid
This elegant and effortless spring hairstyle is ideal as something delicate for the occasion. Do not pay heed to the strands falling out of place as this gives a Boho vibe. Make it stay in its place by giving it a beautifully textured spray all over.
Tricolor Box Braids
Color is always nice, especially when one wants to add something interesting to her box braids. Finishing the look with curly twisty ends make it even more stylish.
Messy side braid
Messy side braided hairstyles look graceful and also helpful to manage hair in a sophisticated way for busy mornings. It looks especially nice with side-swept bangs or as a romantic, somewhat messy look. There is no need to keep each strand in place. These fly-away hairs add a sense of beauty to the look.
Upside Down Braid and Bun
A single-braid updo with a tightly twisted bun is classic and eye-catching. Good for medium relaxed hair.
Low Braided Bun
Braids and buns have not been seen together as such. Protect natural hair with a few tight braids easy to wrap into a bun. A bright or subtle color accent won’t hurt.
Knotted Mohawk Braid
This beautiful protective updo hairstyle is feminine and edgy. It’s a great choice for any formal event.
Wedding Headband Braid
This elegant and effortless to repeat hairstyle is ideal as something delicate for the occasion. Choose a sparkly hair piece to compliment the look.
Jumbo Tribal Braids
For a hairstyle that always stands out, try jumbo tribal braids. These braids are much thicker than other styles and usually require extra hair extensions to be used to get their signature oversized effect.
Different patterns can be created this way, while rings, hair cuffs, and beads are added to give the jumbo braids a unique tribal look.
Cornrows with a Sleek Ponytail
How can one say no to a long luscious ponytail? Particularly, when it has roots in a plentiful number of braids!
The styling options are endless when it comes to braids. From an accessorized crown braid to jumbo knotless box braids, there are choices galore. The hairstyles mentioned above are the most popular braids to copy.
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