You don’t have to have super long hair to rock some cute braid hairstyles. In fact, you can have all kinds of hair because braids can be worn in a variety of ways. We’re revealing some of our favorites.
Types of Braids
Over the centuries, humans have invented many methods of braiding hair. All of these weaving techniques have their own names, and you’ve probably seen most of them but didn’t know they had a specific name.
These techniques vary depending on the region of the world you are in, and also vary by hair type. For example, curly hair is braided differently than straight hair. Also, certain braid styles are better suited to specific buns, and so on. At the same time, it’s all very complex and beautiful.
Here are a few types of braids you can try:
- french braid
- dutch braid
- fishtail braid
- braid braid
- lace weave
- plaid weave
- ladder weave
- single braid
- multiple braids
- crochet braid
Most of these are hard to make on your own hair, at least without a lot of practice, so you might as well start trying them on your friends.
Prettiest Braid Hairstyles
These 30 braid hairstyles are perfect for every hair type, and we can’t wait to try them out for ourselves! Check out the tutorial!
1. Messy Crown Braid
The Wonder Forest has a lot of great tutorials – especially for short hair. This messy crown look is one of our favorites.
2. Waterfall Braid
At Once Wed, you’ll learn how to recreate this elegant waterfall braid for yourself. We love how elegant it is and how it can be both casual and formal.
3. Triple Layer Braid
We found this awesome three-layer braid hair tutorial on Hair Pixiie, and we love the innovation. Try it out for those with longer locks!
4. Dutch Mermaid Braid
Personally, I’m totally in love with this Dutch mermaid braid from Hair Romance. Medium and long hair can also participate in this beauty!
5. Romantic Side Braid
Once Wed has a lot of great tutorials and inspiration when it comes to hair. This is one of our favorites for its imperfect touch and romance.
6. Braided Ponytail
This can be done no matter what kind of hair you have – as long as you have enough ponytail! Hair Romance has simple instructions.
7. Rope braid
Hair Romance is back with great tips and inspiration. This braid is so pretty and so easy to recreate!
8. Zipper Braid
Check out this Youtube video to try recreating this zipper braid look at home for you or your little girl! We love innovation.
9. Half Braided Bun
Join the Mood features this Creative Half Braid Bun which is also full of inspiration and innovation! Sexy and fun all year round.
10. Double braid
Here at Sincerely, Kinsey, you’ll discover this gorgeous double braid look and how to recreate it for yourself. Then, style it however you like!
11. Simple Side Braid
If you visit Beauty Tutorials, you’ll find this easy-to-do side braid that everyone can do, whether you have short or long hair. We love the glamor it adds to your everyday look.
12. Half Crown Braid
For another fun, formal or casual look, hop over to Hair Romance and check out this half crown braid tutorial!
13. Double Dutch Braid
Watch this YouTube video to learn how to create this double dutch braid look. It will be perfect for those with long or short hair!
14. Halo Braids
Express-O shows us step by step how to make halo braids at home with the help of a friend! This can also be dressed up for any occasion.
15. Messy Rope Braids
If you prefer a more casual and less rustic look, then you’ll want to head over to Love Maegan and check out the details on this bohemian rope decor.
16. Boho Rose Braid
It’s easy to fall in love with this boho rose braid at first sight. We did it. Get the original details on Steph’s Hair and Makeup, then swoon.
17. Four strand braid
Here’s a clever take on the classic three-prong braid we all know and love. Visit A Cup of Jo for instructions and inspiration.
18. Princess with braids
Twist Me Pretty gives us a tutorial to make us all feel like a princess by the end of the day. There is also a video to help create!
19. Fishtail Braid
Check out these little fishtail braids at Join the Mood. Sure, you’ll love the innovation, but you’ll also love the youth and energy behind the style.
20. Braided Bun
Add in Mood’s signature braided bun, which we love too! We love its simplicity, but also its versatility.
21. Fishtail Braid
Here’s a great tutorial for learning about a more classic braid; the fishtail! Once at Wedis, you have to hop on and get into the DIY details.
22. Baby Fishtail Braid
When your hair is shorter and you want something that is still loose but party-ready, you can mix this half updo with princess braids and finish it off with a short fishtail braid. Lovely from @Ighairandmakeup.
23. Half Fishtail Braid
For a great night out, you can opt for this half fishtail braid. The fishtail braid starts on the right, then joins a regular braid from the left side of the head for a beautiful loose fishtail braid. Love this style from @zoneabeauty_aleksandra.
24. Bun braid
We also have this really cute braided bun that you can do yourself. You have to braid part of your hair, twist the loose ends into a bun, then wrap it with braids before securing them together. What a cool look!
25. Elegant Double Braided Updo
This pretty hairstyle comes in a variety of braid styles and looks lovely, especially when you divide all your hair into two braids and tie them at the back of your head. so cute!
Who knew you could get such lovely results with twisted braids? ! Of course we haven’t, but we absolutely love the idea and hope to try it out soon!
27. Zigzag Braids
If you want your hair to be mostly down your back, you can go for this hairstyle, where we braid it in a zigzag pattern. What a great idea, and it looks great.
28. Braided Roses
Perhaps one of the coolest styles we’ve seen is this braided rose. Technically, it’s not even that hard to do, and the results are pretty impressive, so it’s definitely something we want to try.
29. Through Braids
Another style that you must consider, especially if you have a lot of hair, is this pull-in braid style. This definitely took some time to get done, but it’s still pretty cool.
30. Waterfall Braid
When you mix these delicate braids with loose hair, everything looks so classy and lovely, and we absolutely love the results. It works as well for formal events as it does for walks in the park.
Long Hair – Final Words
We’re sure you have more ideas than what we’ve listed above. Feel free to suggest different braid hairstyles or anything you’ve done yourself.
We’d love to hear from you. Hit us up in the comment box below.