Today’s Top Braided Hair Styles

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What is it about braided hairstyles that make them so unique and popular? Braided hair styles have been worn by everyone from your elementary classmates, to high school friends, and even soccer moms. When it comes to uniqueness, what matters is creativity. Braids are the perfect hairstyle to showcase your creativity because you can style them in any direction you feel, and can wear them to an official occasion or social gathering. All you will need is some amazing ideas. Here are some creative DIY(Do It Yourself) braided hair styles that will get you fired up.

HERRINGBONE BRAIDED HAIR STYLES

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As long as you have long hair the herringbone is perfect if you want to look gorgeous for any occasion. The only downside is that you need some basic styling skills to get a neat braid. For instance, you will need to create beach curls before you can begin braiding. Unlike most braids where you divide your hair in three parts, this particular style requires you to create two equal parts. The third part should be smaller than the other two for a perfect finish.

One of the best braided hair styles for outdoor occasions like a day at the beach is the herringbone. You will not need to worry about the strong wind. Furthermore, it creates a joyful but calm mood that will go well when you want to simply take a walk and hold hands, or have a romantic meal at sea.

CLASSIC FRENCH BRAIDS WITH A TWIST

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Everyone who loves braids has worn the classic french at least once in their life. This is because it is one of the easiest braided styles people learn when they begin to style their own hair. It is perfect for outdoors. This style is also very popular because you can add your own unique style to it. Depending on your taste and temperament you can spice it with a colored extension or dye some part of the tail. A stylish beach hat can also complement the look.

FIVE STRAND BRAID STYLE

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Unlike the other braid styles mentioned, the five strand aims for a thick braid. The only challenge with this one is that you need thick and very long hair. Styling is fairly easy as long as you have a good brush to straighten your hair before you begin. The style gives you a subtle sense of sophistication and can be worn to college, work etc. For an additional unique look you can let a few curly strands fall on the side opposite the braid.

ROPE UP DO BRAID HAIR STYLE

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If you have short hair and love braids, then the rope halo updo is the perfect option. The only challenge is that you might need to use up to five hair pins to hold loose ends at the back. This style will give you a perfect classical look with an elegant twist. This look like many others gives you the option to create your own flare to it.

LITTLE BRAID WITH PONYTAIL

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This one should give you an instant high school or junior college look. It is one of the easier braids in this collection. All you have to do is begin braiding your hair in the front, and when you reach the back secure it with a ponytail and let the rest fall straight.

OVERTURNED BRAID BUN

Upside Down Bun

As long as you can get it neat, smooth and silky, then you will have a perfect look to wear to the office or a social occasion such as a wedding. Whether you are blonde or brunette this one fits perfectly. In essence, it will complement most occasions and dressing styles. However, it matches better with a long evening dress or a wedding gown. It shows sophistication in the front, and gives a fun look from behind when your head is turned.

HALF UP LOOSE FISH TAIL

Half-Up Loose Fishtail

You will need very thick and long hair to end up with an amazing half up loose fish tail. The braid should drop smoothly from the top of you hair with the rest of the hair hanging gracefully on both sides. If you are into wild and amazing designs this is the one for you.

 

DUTCH FISH TAIL BRAID

Dutch Fishtail

A look at the finished product should scare anyone, let alone the exotic sounding name. A word of caution for readers, this is one of the braided hair styles that will prove difficult to wear unless you have some experience. It is perfect for long straight hair. However, it looks more elegant with blonde rather than dark hair. It creates a sophisticated ambiance of mature lady.

STACKED TOPSY BRAID HAIR STYLE

Stacked Topsy-Tail

This one can really look rough and messy if you don’t do it right. However, if you know how to do it well then you could wear it to any occasion. The complex twists gives you a sense of importance. However, you need to remember that you can only wear it if you have long hair. You can give it an interesting finish by dyeing some hair.

THE ROPE BRAID HAIR STYLE

The Rope

This is one of the easiest braided hair styles to wear. However, you will need silky smooth hair to style it perfectly. It creates the “There is something about you” aura around you that leaves everyone guessing.

HALF UP SNAKE BRAID

Half-Up Snake

This one is the perfect idea if you want to let your hair fall freely with a little twist. It fits perfectly with a gorgeous evening dress. You can wear it to any party, whether casual or official, and still look amazing.

MESSY SIDE BRAID BUN

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This one is perfect for enjoying the freedom and holiday mood that comes with summer. It creates a carefree atmosphere about you and it is very easy to style. It will go with just about any summer wear, so no need to worry too much about matching.

Braided hairstyles have been there for centuries. The reason they are still popular is because braids are versatile and classic. However, one important thing that you should keep in mind is the length, color and perhaps the thickness of your hair. You might have realized that although most styles go well with long hair, the rope up do is perfect for short hair. In essence, these are the kind of hairstyles that will come in handy when you are called for a surprise party and you have no time to call your stylist. All of these braided styles are able to be mastered, all you have to do is begin practicing and let your beauty shine.