The braid is a timeless style that never grows old. The timelessness of the braid is matched only by its simplicity, which means it’s like a magic trick with your hair. Just as you can change up your hairstyle from day to day, you can effortlessly switch between tight French braids and wavy Dutch braids all without any sort of heavy styling product or hot tool.
Braid styles also have the benefit of being incredibly versatile. They look good in a formal setting and provide a natural updo for more casual events. They look good when you’ve spent an hour on your hair but also when you’ve barely cracked the lid of your hair brush. Plus, they’re almost impossible to mess up. This is particularly true for one of the most common and versatile styles: the fishtail braid.
Table of Contents
- 1. Side Bun With Daughter Braid
- 2. Smoky Swirl
- 3. The Classic Dutch Braid
- 4. Braided Low Bun
- 5. Braid Crown
- 6. Snake Braid
- 7. Top Knot
- 8. Side Braid
- 9. Side Ponytail
- 10. Milkmaid Braid
- 11. Sassy Braided Pony
- 12. Dutch Braid
- 13. Waterfall Braid
- 14. Locks with Braids
- 15. Double Braid
- 16. French Braid Crown
- 17. Braided Bun
- 18. Heavy Side Braided Hairstyle
- 19. Box Braids
- 20. Fishtail Braid
- 21. Braid Ponytail
- 22. The Messy Braid
- 23. The Classic Braid
- 24. The Zigzag Braid
- 25. The Loose Curly French Braid
- 26. Granny Braid
- 27. Shoestring Braid
- 28. Retro Braid
- 29. Spiral Braid
- 30. Fishtail
1. Side Bun With Daughter Braid
Keep the hair on your left side and braid it towards your right, then use a rubber band to secure it.
2. Smoky Swirl
Smoky Swirl is a popular braided hairstyle that features a smooth and sleek look. To get this style, you can Smoky Swirl is a popular braided hairstyle that features a smooth and sleek look. To get this style, you can either use one or two braids – the second braid will be woven through the first braid to create a circular pattern.
3. The Classic Dutch Braid
The classic Dutch braid starts with a part on one side of the head and three sections of hair. Two outside sections are braided under the middle section to create an evenly spaced pattern, then all three are braided together at the end.
4. Braided Low Bun
A braided low bun is typically created by gathering the hair into a low ponytail, wrapping it around the elastic and then collecting the ends of the ponytail in one hand. The knot is then twisted several times before the hair is gathered at the tailbone.
5. Braid Crown
The braid cThe braid crown hairstyle is created by gathering the hair into several sections, braiding them and then looping them around the top of one’s head to create this hairstyle.
6. Snake Braid
A snake braid is typically created by taking three sections of hair and intertwining them in a looping pattern.
7. Top Knot
The top knot is a small, tight knot that’s created using the crown of one’s head. It’s typically worn at work or on formal occasions.
8. Side Braid
A side braid is typically created by taking one’s hair into sections, braiding them and then securing the end with an elastic band. You can also create variations on side braid hairstyles by creating double or even triple braids to add some extra flair to your look
9. Side Ponytail
A side ponytail is created by wrapping one’s hair over one shoulder, making a small loop and pulling it forward until it reaches the hairstyle’s tail bone on the same side.
10. Milkmaid Braid
Milkmaid Braid is a classic braid that looks like a wave. Needs to be brushed down for optimal appearance
11. Sassy Braided Pony
This braided ponytail is perfect for a more casual event. You can wear it to work or to brunch with friends.
12. Dutch Braid
A simple braid, tucked into a bun so you can look nice at work and give your hair some love during the day!
13. Waterfall Braid
Start this braid in a ponytail at the back of your head and wrap each strand around one another until it loops back to the bottom.
14. Locks with Braids
Knots and braids are a versatile style option for women with longer hair. Locks with braid hairstyles involve lots of contrast and texture to create a bold look. This variation can be used on medium or thick hair. Tight braids framing the face or on the crown of the head. Very popular in African-American culture.
15. Double Braid
A double braid is typically created by creating two French braids and then weaving them together. You can also create a triple braid, which is created by taking three sections and intertwining them
16. French Braid Crown
To get the french braid crown hairstyle, you’ll need your hair pulled into a low ponytail, and then create a French braid starting from the ponytail and moving up to the top of your head. The final look is that of a crown with a large circle of hair.
17. Braided Bun
A braided bun is created by collecting one’s hair in a low ponytail and then wrapping the hair around itself several times. The final look is that of a tightly wrapped braid.
18. Heavy Side Braided Hairstyle
A heavy side braid is created by gathering one’s hair into sections, using a large section as the base, and then tightly intertwining the hair for each braid to create a circle pattern. The final effect is that of box braids made up of many small sections
19. Box Braids
Box braids are a fairly new and modern hairstyle that is very popular and trendy. They’re also called “raised” or “bump” braids because they form large, raised bumps on the head. It is very short in the front and gradually gets longer towards the back part of the head. Box braids are usually worn without being pinned up
20. Fishtail Braid
A fishtail braid is created by taking two sections of hair, twisting them and then weaving them together to create this hairstyle. You can also create variations by making the two braids in opposite directions or by alternating the twists of the hair.
21. Braid Ponytail
A braid ponytail is created using an elastic band, a few strands of hair and a braid. To get this style, simply gather your hair in a low ponytail, create a few small braids in the lower portion of your hair and wrap them around the ponytail.
22. The Messy Braid
Create a messy braid by combing your hair to the top of your head, and secure it there with an elastic band. Loosely wrap your hair around the outside of your hand and pull it down over the back of your hand. Comb out any tangles and then start to see how close you can get the opposing sides together. Once you’ve gotten as close together as possible, wrap a piece of hair around from one side to another, hold it for a second, and then continue wrapping in this pattern until there is no more hair left
23. The Classic Braid
The same idea as above but rather than having all sorts of pieces sticking out underneath this braid has fewer pieces that are less noticeable.
24. The Zigzag Braid
The Zigzag Braid is one of the more well-known braids in the world. This style features a simple everyday look that is perfect for an older woman looking to dress up what she’s got without going overboard. The only downside to this style is that it may require some practice if you’re not familiar with braiding.
25. The Loose Curly French Braid
This braid offers a cute, casual look that can easily be achieved by simply pulling curly hair into a bun and creating two sections of hair to start your braid off with and then adding another section after every few twists until you have reached the end of your hair.
26. Granny Braid
This is a variation based on the French braid that is perfect for older women. It’s long, thick, and can be worn down or in a bun.
27. Shoestring Braid
This style is perfect for those who have dry, brittle, or thinning hair. It’s a long braid that goes around twice before going over to form another loop.
28. Retro Braid
This is the type of braid that gives you a more classic look. It’s great if your hair is thinning and you want to give it more volume.
29. Spiral Braid
Gorgeous, simple, and sexy – a great look for any woman! The spirals are beautiful finger braids that can be pulled into an updo or worn down as a regular braid is as well.
One of the popular styles for older women, this braid is a bit simpler to achieve than a French braid. It’s achieved by taking the hair on one side of your head and twisting it around in an outward direction, then repeating with hair from the opposite side.