Different Braided Hairstyle Ideas

If you have long or medium length hair and you often like to make it more manageable by putting it in a braid then you don’t always have to go for a plain style you can be more daring and creative but it may take a little extra skill and some extra help from a friend. Here are a selection of different braided hairstyle ideas that with a little help you should be able to recreate them at home. A lot of these braids are not a standard 3-part braid and you will see that braids can be so much more.


Different Types of Braids

Crown Braid to Side Fish-tail Braid

This is one of those braids that gets an ‘OMG’ reaction. It combines everything we love about the braid-trend right now: crown and fishtail braid


A Fish tail and crown braid hairstyle

Big Loose Side Braid

Step 1 for this hairstyle is to have long lush hair (and probably hair extensions). This hairstyle comes to thanks to blogger Barefoot Blonde and you can find the tutorial on her website. It’s essentially a thick loose side French braid and it’s gorgeous.


A Big Loose side Braid Hairstyle

Waterfall Braid with Curls

The waterfall braid trend has been spreading recently and we’re definitely not complaining. This braid is perfect for short hair, long hair, curls and straight locks making it perhaps the most versatile braid of all.


A Curly Waterfall Braid

Braided Gibson Tuck

An elegant and classic braided updo that blends old dutch braids with a modern updo. The video tutorial was published by Bobby Glam and people have loved it ever since.


A Braided Gibson Tuck

Up do Crown Braid

This hairstyle has been repinned thousands of time and you don’t have to wonder why. This braided updo is perfect for summer days when it’s just too hot to have your hair down and you need to control your tresses.


Romantic crown braid

Spiral Braided Up do

Another braided trend that took off with Pinterest is a spiral braided bun hairstyle. This braided hairstyle is perfect for summer weddings rather it’s your own or you’re a guest. You can find variations of the hairstyle all over the web.


Spiral braided up do

French Braid with Bun

If you’re looking for the perfect summer braided hairstyle then you’ve just found it. This French braid into a simple messy bun is so cute and you actually don’t have to have super long hair to recreate it.


A french Braid and Bun hairstyle

Soft Braid and Long Curls

This Popular hairstyle has been shared on every hair website and just about every hair lovers Pinterest board. It’s elegant, it’s beautiful but it’s simple. It will show off your jewelry and your outfit without taking away from them but its definitely a show-stopper.


Soft side braid and long wavy curls

The Braided Ponytail

Here is a braid combined with a ponytail. Interestingly it’s a combination of two braids that flow into one ponytail. This hairstyle has inspired us to stop wearing our everyday ponytail and enhance it with gorgeous twists and braids. While there are endless braided ponytail options we particularly love this French braided head with the ponytail.


A French braided Ponytail Hairstyle