8 Best braided hairstyles for medium-length 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 Loose Braid
Sometimes less is more when it comes to braids. This simple hairstyle is the messy bun of braids: It’s easy to create, will look great for multiple occasions, and can be dressed up by interweaving a scarf into it for an extra accessory.
2 Small braids in the front
Take a page from Ariana Grande’s book and treat yourself to two thin, face-framing braids in the front of your hairline. We love how she pairs them with a half-up, half-down hairstyle.
3 Workout Braids
Braids are the perfect hairstyle to keep everything in place while working out. Whether it’s a braided ponytail, a single French braid, or two French braids on either side of your head, the possibilities are endless.
4 Braided Space Buns
Buns and braids are both easygoing and flattering hairstyles, and now you can have the best of both worlds with this fun look.
5 Giant Braids
Box braids will always be a hairstyle of choice, whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or to protect your natural hair. By opting for giant sized braids, putting them in and taking them out is a breeze. Plus, it adds length if you want a lower hairline.
6 Low braided bun
Finish your Dutch braids at the nape of your neck and tie the remaining hair into a low bun for a look that moves the hair completely away from your face.
7 Through braids
Braiding requires technique, skill, and sometimes a lot of arm strength. If you haven’t mastered braiding yet or want an easy alternative, try these through braids, which mimic the look of a French braid but are much easier to achieve.
8 Multi-braid bun
Create a mix of thin and thick Dutch braids all over your head and secure it with a low bun.