10 Best braided hairstyles for long hair that you’ll want to wear all year long.
Whether you have long hair, short hair, naturally textured hair, fine hair, or anything in between, everyone can find a braided hairstyle that works for them – see for yourself! Here, we’ve rounded up 31 braided hairstyle ideas that are so good, they’ll serve as inspiration the next time you change your look.
1 Braided Ponytail
Doing a slicked back ponytail with a braid is a real showstopper. It’s the perfect hairstyle when you don’t want your hair to compete with your makeup, but you still want to make a statement. It also takes all the hair off your face and neck so you can feel good and look cool this season.
2 Half-up braids
Yara Shahidi is giving us hot girl summer vibes with this braided hairstyle. While we know cornrows require the help of a professional, it’s worth it. We love the mix between the clean, tight hairstyle that pulls your hair out of your face and the loose ends.
Braids are a classic hairstyle that make it easy to have good hair days because they last up to eight weeks. You can customize the size of your braid to be thick or thin, depending on your style preferences – they all look great.
4 High Ponytails
To make this style both bold and fun, pull out small pieces of hair in the front to frame your face and mimic the look of shaggy bangs.
5 Low side braids
On those mornings when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and need to get ready as soon as possible, opt for these side braids. Divide your hair into two sections and braid each section for a quick hairstyle that will save you from your bedhead. Bonus points if you accessorize it with a fun hat or headband.
6 Dutch Ponytail
This half-braided ponytail will look great for special occasions or a casual night out with friends. Pro tip: gently pull the hair in the braid to give it more volume and definition. Now imagine this look at your next summer wedding – absolutely gorgeous!
7 Fishtail Braid
If you want to upgrade your hairstyle, try a fishtail braid. It’s much more intricate than a traditional braid, doesn’t create tension on your head and is very easy to do.
8 Fulani Braids
Besides being super cute, Fulani braids are the perfect protective style if you have naturally curly or frizzy hair and want to give it a break. Bonus points for adding pearls to the mix.
9 Dutch braids with a twist
A fun way to energize Dutch braids or cornrows is to add small braids to the sides. Take it up a notch by gently laying down your edges and baby hair for an even more spirited look.
10 Loose braided pigtails
As you can see, braided ponytails are some of the cutest and easiest hairstyles to achieve. These loose braided pigtails are carefree and exemplify the laid-back vibe of Coachella, Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, etc.