Popular Braided Hairstyles For Long Hair

Braided hairstyles are all the rage. Do you know why?

Even simple three-strand braids turn into amazing styles when combined with other types of braids. It is time to show your creativity and improve your braiding skills! Join the club of ladies who can create the real masterpiece on their head.


Check out our collection of hairstyles with braids and try to style your hair in a similar way.

Micro Braids

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It just so happens that looks are more tempting when we see a celeb sporting them. So meet the convenient micro braids perfectly individualized by iconic Zoe Kravitz. Though the light sandy blonde color doesn’t look natural, it gives a great visual impact, which is so Zoe!


Tight French Braids

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As a many-sided and super occupied lady, Nicole Richie prefers her hair to be simple but beneficial. And the same goes for her braided hairstyles! Everything about these French braids is straightforward, tight, and neat but the style still brings a lot of feminine vibes.

Double Dutch Braids

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Katherine McNamara knows how to show off the beauty of her sunny locks. Not only do her double Dutch braids create a well-balanced body but also add a ton of volume from both sides, getting the most out of her hair type.


Faux Hawk Braids Into Pony

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Kerry Washington is familiar with all the pitfalls of being a natural-hair lady. Yet, despite the tough styling routine, she always impresses cameras with effortless and charming looks. This time she decided to combine practicality and girliness. These tight faux hawk braids that turn into a pony are a perfect combo, aren’t they?

Twisted Braid Pony

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Simple and significant. This characteristic refers to all looks of Zoe Saldana, and her twisted braid pony isn’t an exemption. Since she has an oval face, she is free to keep her face as open as possible. And even though the style is simple, it looks ravishing with her no-makeup look.

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Messy Side Fishtail Braid

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Is there someone as bright and lively as Blake Lively? All her colorful dresses and messy looks are just proofs of her unbelievably vivid personality. This messy side braid is nothing but a simple hairstyle, but when a sincere wide grin accompanies it, it becomes a red-carpet look.

Knotted Faux Hawk Braid

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It’s hard to imagine how many hair masterpieces can be achieved with such a lush hair type as Selena Gomez’s. Well, this girl always knows how to catch people’s eyes, and her creative braid exemplifies it clearly: a voluminous, knotted braid that stretches like a faux hawk is a look worth stealing.

Milkmaid Braids Updo

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Sometimes it seems like Taylor Swift has popularized blunt bangs. Whatever hairstyles she shows up with go awesome with her fringe, and this updo is another living proof. The classic idea of milkmaid braided hairstyles usually bring quite a feminine mood, but this time it’s even more delicate and restrained.


Headband French Braid Updo

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Jennifer Lawrence’s hairstylist knows that there are no better embellishments than a woman’s own hair, so this look is filled with pure elegance and naturalness. A slightly pulled headband gently accentuates her subtle image, letting framing front locks finish the effortless look.

Side Rope Braid Styling

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Some braids are designed to add more volume, and some are meant to enhance the beauty of one’s hair. That’s why Carla Ortiz chose a five-minute hairstyle: it creates a very tidy silhouette, showing off her stunning hair texture.

What Is A Rose Braid?

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There are many different types of braids suitable for almost any occasion you can think of. There are even various types of specific flower braids that can be achieved if you know how and have the time. The way to achieve the various flower types is essentially the same in the beginning.

You simply complete the braid and pull the strands into the desired position for the flower petals you desire to imitate.


What Is A Halo Braid?

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The ever-popular halo braid is a go to hairstyle that women are continually turning to. This braid is like the crown braid but uses only one Dutch braid instead of two. Some believe that a braided hairstyle is impossible to achieve unless you have long hair. That is not the case.

While there are some braid hairstyles for long hair that are somewhat easier to obtain, you can still achieve these styles with short hair as well, if you have the proper hair products and some patience.

Two French Braids To DIY

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Begin with doing a foundation braid by taking a 2-inch segment of hair and do a standard braid as you proceed to keep the braid close to the scalp. And pick up segments of hair from each side to add to your strands as you proceed to the nape of the neck and continue braiding to the end of the hair.

There are also multiple videos on YouTube on how to do French braids if you are more of a visual learner. In order to create the two-sided French braids, you follow the same process but combine the braids at the end.

Side Dutch Braid

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I can’t count the times I’ve heard people ask the question how do you make a Dutch braid. The answer is so simple it is almost annoying. The only difference in a French braid and a Dutch braid is whether you go over or under the middle strand. While this braid can be worn in the middle of the head, it is also very attractive worn as a side Dutch braid.


Upside Down Braid

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How do you do an upside-down braid? Well, you literally should turn your head upside down and patiently begin a braid at the nape of the neck. You begin with sectioning out your hair and adding from the sides as you go under the center strand. Continue this process, adding hair as you go until you reach the crown of the head.

Boxer Braids

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Let’s go through a tutorial on how do you make a boxer braid. This braid is very attractive. And even though it is a fairly new hairstyle, it has become extremely popular at a record pace. The boxer braid is most definitely a cool girl statement, but it isn’t the easiest braid to master. Often while doing this hairstyle, you will catch yourself French braiding and will have to go back and redo your work.

Once you do master the technique of Dutch braiding, which is the foundation of the boxer braid, it can become one of your go-to easy braids for long hair to do yourself.

Zipper Braid

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When you first see a braid like this, I’m sure you like everyone else would ask what kind of braids are these? This braid is very intricate. Now the next question you’d ask is how to do a zipper braid.

For beginners, you should start with the wet, or at least very damp hair. It is probably best to watch a video on how to complete this braid with its high level of difficulty. Once you master the technique, this braid can be completed in about 10 minutes but don’t count on that being true for the first attempt.

You should have the willing to complete this braid. Two hands simply don’t seem to be enough for all of the strands this piece of art requires.


Dutch Infinity Braid

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We wish we could count the times we have been asked the question are Dutch braids the same as cornrows. If we had a dollar for each time we’d, certainly have a nice nest egg in place.

The difference between a cornrow and a Dutch braid is basically the size of the braid. Cornrows are smaller and intricate and require the use of the fingertips rather than the fingers.

In the picture above, you see the Dutch infinity braid, which is exceptionally colored, as well. The color contrast working with this braid is breath-taking and gives the impression that this could potentially be a wig rather than real hair.

Twisted (Rope) Braid

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You may be asking yourself how to do a twisted braid. You begin with using dry shampoo spraying your hair well, so you get a good hold on the style. Brush to assure that you have removed all the tangles from your hair. And then begin with a side part opposite the side you wish for your braid to fall on. Begin a small rectangular section of hair and split it into two sections.

With the two sections in your hands, you cross the front section of the back section and as you continue to add hair to the front section, each time, you begin a new link.

Make sure to keep your hair smooth and free of tangles as you progress through the length of the hair. At the nape of the neck, begin getting sections of hair from the back to make sure all of the hair is gathered up.

And then begin twisting the two sections of hair counter-clockwise very tightly and then twist them over each other clock-wise. Secure with a hair band and, viola, you have completed a sexy chic style in a matter of minutes.

Lace Braid

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We hope to help you learn how do you make a lace braid in this section. The lace braid is basically half of a French braid. It is ideal for a time when you may be growing out your bangs or if you simply want a hairstyle that will frame your face.

Begin braiding as you normally would and, as you progress, add hair in from the right side only, do not add hair in from your hairline. Allow the braid to follow the structure of your facial features. Continue adding hair into the French braid until you reach the area of your jawline and then complete the braid without adding any additional hair.

This braid can also be pinned into intricate designs as seen in the above photo.


Half-Up Fishtail Braid

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In this section, we will tell you how do you do a fishtail braid on yourself. Begin with pulling the hair back into a neat ponytail and securing it with a hairband. Split the ponytail into two smaller ponytails equal in size. From the left ponytail, set a part of a section about half an inch in size. Without twisting the hair, bring this smaller piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right one.

Repeat the same process with the right ponytail bringing a small section of it across the right to join the left. Repeat this process until you have braided to the desired length.

Don’t be worried about loose ends and a messy look as that is a part of the intrigue of this particular hairstyle.

Waterfall Braid

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There are some tips and tricks that will help you successfully learn how do you do such waterfall braid styled with ladder element. First of all, you should start with day old hair rather than clean hair. Day old hair will hold the braid better than clean, slick hair.

When you do this braid, the trick is to drop a strand of hair and pick up a new strand each time rather than combine the two strands.

Fishtail Braid

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There are a few steps one should remember when learning how do you make a fishtail braid. First, take your time. Another thing to remember is that perfection is not necessarily a goal. The imperfections present in a fishtail braid is what gives it character.

The photo above is a beautiful representation of a Dutch into a fishtail braid, and the contrast between the two types of braids works lovely together. This style could be an everyday hairstyle and just as easily be the perfect fit for a formal event, as well.


What Is A Flat Twist?

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Now we will explain what is a flat twist. This hairstyle is similar to cornrows, which uses three strands, but is easier than cornrows due to only using two strands in the twist.

Begin with parting the hair at the hairline to the nape and start with small sections of hair. Start twisting the hair one strand over the other and incorporate more hair from that section as you progress.

When you reach the point where the hair is hanging loose and is no longer next to the scalp, secure the hair here while you complete the twist throughout the length. Repeat this process over the entire scalp and admire the lovely twist hairstyle.

There are also flat twist hairstyles that lie close to the scalp and aren’t as rounded as others are.

Dutch Lace Braid

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How do you do a Dutch lace braid? This question has become common place since the Dutch braid has become so popular. The Dutch lace braid is completed by braiding the sides of your hair. This can be added to a ponytail or various other options to create a different trendy look.

The Dutch lace braid ponytail is a very beautiful addition to your hairstyle arsenal. This is a fun but also a very chic style which is versatile enough for nearly any situation or occasion.

4 Strand Braid

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Four strand braid hairstyles are hard to resist. Some ladies think that they’re also hard to do, yet, there’s nothing complicated about bringing one more section to the regular braid. Of course, there are lots of patterns. And whether you’re a pro braider or a bare beginner, you can’t go wrong with a classic 4 strand braid. Versatility is what will make this braid your go-to. You can incorporate it into a ponytail, style it to the side or turn it into a half-up. It’s all up to your imagination! This picture is here to showcase the diversity of ways on how to braid 4 strands: they can be both tight and loose, forming a unique texture.

And the pattern is pretty simple. First, you split your hair into four sections. Strand 1 goes under strand 2 and then over strand 3. Then strand 4 comes in to go over strand 3 and get under strand 2. It needs practice, no doubts. But the result is worth mastering it, as such a braid is a nice embellishment to any occasion.


Half-Up Pull Through Braid

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Although creating a pull-through braid takes some time, especially if you’re a newbie, the result is always worth all the time and effort. In fact, this type of braid can make the hair appear fuller, giving a voluminous look that will stay with you throughout the day. Just like any other braid, it can be a part of your half-up, as well as embellish your look all-alone. Believe it or not, pull-through braids are made of ponytails flipped underneath top sections of hair and pulled by the edges to create a braid-like pattern. While the technique is pretty easy, the hairstyle offers a great variety of stunning options. And here’s one of them: this half-up looks like a red-carpet ‘do due to the tons of volume.

Double Dutch Pull Through Braid

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A bubbled ponytail, Dutch braid, pull-through pattern - this idea simply takes the biscuit. If you love to experiment with your hair and try new styling techniques every now and then, you are bound to recreate this fantastic combo! It’s very important to begin the hairstyle at the very crown: start by dutch braiding the top first. Then, create a pull-through braid and turn it into a bubbled ponytail to make the style dimensional. When you’d like to create this style for some special occasion, you can also wave the ends to add some charm to the look. Besides, a pull-through braid goes well with other braided techniques, so you can create a unique style of your own.

Double Front Dutch Braids

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Everyone knows that here’s nothing easier than creating side braids and connect them on the crown. But who would’ve thought that such a hairstyle would turn out to look this ravishing and feminine? Yes, simplicity is the best women’s friend when it comes to something really special. For this look, create a perfect center part and a braid with the hair from each side. Before connecting the braids, wave your locks and run your fingers through the waves. Finish by pulling the crown so that it’s voluminous and full. As a matter of fact, such braided hairstyles for long hair will take less than 20 minutes. Still, you are doomed to have all eyes on you!


DNA Braid Combo

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Wondering what the most complicated hairstyle in the world looks like? Well, it seems like we’ve just found the winner of the world’s toughest braid contest - the DNA braid. Apart from a complex texture, it also features a structure that seems to be unattainable. On the other hand, can you imagine the visual impact you would bring if you tried the look? If you’re ready for commitment, give this style a try: it’s worth it! This type of braid is similar to a five-strand braid. What makes it so special is that the braid is very tight. To create a DNA-like structure, you will need to pull up the braid when it’s done while holding one of the strands.

Rainbow Rope

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Sometimes all you need for a unique braid is to set your imagination free and let your creativity run wild. Such a tight and stylish braid would definitely have all eyes on it. But there’s no limit to perfection, so why don’t you make this effect even bigger? To diversify your braid, whatever type it is, you can finish it with a colorful accessory or rope over it. Or, you can incorporate a rope into a braid, adding more fun and highlight to your braided look.

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A simple braid, waterfall, and fishtail crown are easy to do and pretty styles. Allow the braid to follow the path you wish it to go and secure with a clear hair elastic. There are several cute braided hairstyles for college that can help you look like the young woman you are without having the immature little girl look. Plus, each of these braids can be mastered in less than 10 minutes!


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A hairstyle for the date night?

Specifically, the rose braided hairstyles are one of the most favorite styles to achieve. Although this style appears to be difficult, it is simple. For younger girls, our personal favorite is the rosette flower braid. This braid can be worn on the side or on the back of the head and typically uses sections of hair, not the full length. This breathtaking hairstyle is perfect for any special occasion.

A side braid is perfect for daily routine and will be appropriate for the evening, too. And a double fishtail can be both elegant and playful if you add some bright ribbon. A crown is a great option for those who don't have enough time for restyling after the working day.

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When you are going to the party you can master something simple but pretty. In order to know how to braid your own hair, you should assure yourself that you first have the patience required to do so. The upside-down braid is one of the easy braided hairstyles for medium hair lengths.

The starting position of this braid pictured above would even allow for some shorter hair lengths. Classy and chic, this upside-down braid can be embellished with flowers or a ribbon for an added special effect. An upside down style with a bow is good for the evening full of fun and laugh.

A twisted crown will go for a girls party, and a milkmaid is perfect for outgoing girls.

Romantic Messy Braided Hairstyles

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Messy looks are especially trendy right now.

Some women steer clear of braided styles due to their appearance of difficulty. However, while there are some more intricate braids out there, there are several easy braided hairstyles you can try, as well. With some simple braiding techniques and hair pins, it is amazing what you can achieve when styling hair.

Do you know how to make your hairstyle look a little messy and chic at the same time? A volumizing spray can actually do wonders. Spritz your hair with it to look especially elegant.


Cute And Easy Hairstyles With Braids

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You might find French braid hairstyles to be quite flattering. For example the classic variant of a French braid can pull your hair away from your face and thus accentuate your eyes.

This side versions of braided hairstyle is often used more for occasions that are on the formal end of the spectrum. Among the braids classification, this braid would be under the easy braids to do on yourself category. This is also a braid that is for women with longer hair.

Upgraded Ponytails With Braided Hairstyles

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Hairstyles with braids are quite stylish and practical, which makes them ideal to wear every day. Trust us: such hairstyles simply cannot let you down whether you go to the office, or to the gym, or having a night out.

Stylish Braided Ponytails

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Braided ponytails are so versatile that you can wear them with practically anything. Such hairstyle will be a great embellishment when worn with a cocktail dress. But you can also wear it with a simple t-shirt.


Braided Updo Hairstyles

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And those women who prefer a boho style will be amazed at how exquisite braided updos look. This hairstyle will look so glamorous if you have straight hair. But what if I don't?? In case your hair is naturally wavy, you can always straighten it.

You can also transform this hairstyle from a sassy day style to a sleek evening style. Simply cross the braids over each other, wrap around the outside of the braid and pin up.

Charming Braided Crowns

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Braided crowns are really in right now, as well. Such hairstyle gives your overall image a somewhat carefree and truly romantic vibe. There are several ways this braids can be worn, and each variation adds a fresh new look to the style. This style can be worn for formal occasions as well as casual events and is sure to turn heads with this boho braids.

Trendy Pull Through Braided Hairstyles

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Pull through braids will suit these occasions, as well. The key to creating an amazing pull through braid is to get as much volume as you can. Such braids will work for ladies with long, thick hair.


Braided Hairstyles With Flowers

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These super-voluminous braids look truly gorgeous. Such hairstyles can be pulled off by ladies who have gorgeous long and thick locks. A tip: when you try a mermaid braid adorn your hairstyle with cute little flowers, and your image will become even more feminine.

Cool Half Braided Hairstyles

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A half up half down hairstyle is for the real princesses. This is one of very beautiful braided hairstyles for long hair that can also be embellished. To obtain this style, you should start with a comb out any and all tangles.

Perfect Double Braids

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One braid is cool, but double braids are super-cool. Especially when you put them into the cutest pigtails style!

I have always wondered how do you do two French/dutch braids on yourself? We will attempt to give a step by step tutorial on how to do so. Begin with parting the hair straight down the center all the way from back to front. You can add additional flair to your style by doing a zig-zag part or a bohemian style part.

And here are several tips for your braid to appear cool and polished, as if done by a professional hair stylist:

  1. The easiest way to make your braid look fuller is to pull on it.
  2. To get a carefree, texturized look, start braiding, then secure the braid with elastic halfway and pull it so that it becomes extremely loose. Then continue braiding the lower half and remove the elastic. And it's better to use a special teasing comb while braiding.
  3. Another way to make your braided 'do more texturized is to apply hair spray before you start braiding.
  4. To get an amazingly tousled braid, here is a simple trick: start braiding when your hair is curly or wavy rather than straight. Just blow-dry your hair with a diffuser beforehand. And this trick will instantly give your braid a boho vibe. When the 'do is already secured with a clear elastic, wrap the hair around it.
  5. If your hair is not long enough for the 'do you wish to pull off, simply apply hair extensions! As simple as that!