Braided Hairstyles

Tricks to Reverse French Braiding

Tricks to Reverse French Braiding

The standard French braid is a classic go-to for demure style, but it...

How to Maintain Braided Hair

How to Maintain Braided Hair

Once your braids are styled, maintenance is a breeze. Your daily styling...

Hairstyles Containing Small Braids

Hairstyles Containing Small Braids

Braids, braids and more braids. Braiding your hair is something you...

Formal Hair Braids

Formal Hair Braids

Sure, there are lots of different casual braided styles you can try, but...

How to Take Micro-Braids out of Your Hair

How to Take Micro-Braids out of Your Hair

Braid mavens joke that the pain of taking out micro-braids by hand is...

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Weave Wrap Hairstyles

Weave Wrap Hairstyles

You've spent time and money getting the perfect weave -- keep it looking beautiful by taking care of it. If you use hot tools to style your hair every morning, your weave hair will get damaged and need to be replaced earlier than expected. Weave...

Alternatives to French Braids

Alternatives to French Braids

Braids have come a long way since the days of Heidi and Princess Leia. While a messy French braid still offers a classy look, you may want something a little more eye-catching when you pull your hair into an updo. When you're tired of your usual...

Braided Hairstyles for Goths

Braided Hairstyles for Goths

Elaborate braided hairdos can keep long locks up and out of the way for a night of dancing or strolling through the cemetery. Braided hairstyles can take on a vaguely Victorian look with steampunk-inspired style or can pair with a dark fairytale...

Synthetic Braided Hairstyles

Synthetic Braided Hairstyles

When you just need a break from doing your hair, braiding it up is one of the best options. Other than the vacation from your flat iron, you also get those 10 extra minutes in the morning because you don't have to spend time fussing with your...

The Hairstyles You Can Get With Box Braids

The Hairstyles You Can Get With Box Braids

Often mistaken for micros, box braids are of medium thickness and made of synthetic hair. These braids tend to be complete, whereas by comparison, a braid style like micros is often braided part of the way down, and then the hair from the...

Rolled Braided Hairstyles

Rolled Braided Hairstyles

Braided styles are always interesting and can be kept more casual or used to create an elegant, sophisticated style. It's all a matter of which braiding style you incorporate into your 'do. Adding another aspect to it -- such as a rolled effect --...

Techniques for Braiding & Locking Afro-American Hair

Techniques for Braiding & Locking Afro-American Hair

Braids and locks are stellar styles unto themselves — but they’re also perfect if you’re ready to break the cycle of perming or relaxing your Afro-American hair. Locks are permanent, edgy and slowly making their way into...

How Long Are You Supposed to Keep a Quick Weave In?

How Long Are You Supposed to Keep a Quick Weave In?

Sometimes, you just need a different hairstyle. You know, when you are good and tired of braids or your natural locks, and you just want to step out in something a little different. This is where a quick weave works wonders. Not complicated like...

Hairstyles With Black Braids

Hairstyles With Black Braids

Having your hair in braids doesn't mean your styling options are nil. You automatically add more interest to any style because of the braids in your hair. Whether you have short, black braids or a long, braided style, you have lots of different...

The Differences Between Tree Braids & Micro Braids

The Differences Between Tree Braids & Micro Braids

When it comes to braided hairstyles, the number of different sizes and looks can make it difficult for a girl to decide which plaited style is the right style for her. Sure, some might think that all braids are the same, but many differ in...

Braids That Look Like Dreadlocks

Braids That Look Like Dreadlocks

Braids give your hairstyle a little bit of spunk, perfect for those days when you want to shake things up. Combined with extensions, they add instant length to your locks; they can also go on the natural hair alone. Choose from twist braids that...

Ethnic Hairstyles: Urban Hair Braids

Ethnic Hairstyles: Urban Hair Braids

Braids have been a fashion staple in African-American culture for centuries. Originating in Africa, the style is still an integral part of black culture. Braids come in tons of different styles, so sporting a braided look definitely doesn't mean...

Different Styles for Two French Braids

Different Styles for Two French Braids

French braids are such a simple classic, you may overlook this hairstyle staple; but Hollywood has recognized the versatility of the look, and brought it into the spotlight on such lovely ladies as Lauran Conrad, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba....

How to Mix Braids in With Buns

How to Mix Braids in With Buns

Not every fashion maven is fully enamored of today's ever-present minimalist style. When it comes to her hair, sometimes a little complexity can be totally chic. To transform a simple bun updo into a trendy, textured coif, a girl needs only to add...

How Long Can You Wear Micro Braids in Your Hair?

How Long Can You Wear Micro Braids in Your Hair?

Once you've endured the pain of sitting in a chair for hours on end to get your hair in microbraids, you'll likely want to leave them in a while. After all, it gives you a break from having to consistently wash, condition, dry and flat iron, and...

Braided Punk Rock Hairstyles

Braided Punk Rock Hairstyles

Braids don't typically seem like a style that can be edgy, but in beauty, where there's a will there's a way. So, if you want to let your inner punk rocker out, try doing it with a braided style. From simple braided looks to ones that are more...

Transition Styles: Tree Braids

Transition Styles: Tree Braids

Tree braids work with your hair to camouflage a great grow-out. Unlike some styles, tree braids weave in extensions without using glue, bonding or sewing, which all place stress on chemically-treated hair. During a transition, your mane is more...

How to Make a Hairstyle Using a Braided Headband

How to Make a Hairstyle Using a Braided Headband

Channel a fairy tale style and wrap your tresses in a braided headband for a sweet look. Braided headpieces are a quick way to change your hairstyle with minimal effort. Whether you go for a Bohemian look or opt for a feminine and romantic...

Designs for Hair Braids & Cornrow Styles

Designs for Hair Braids & Cornrow Styles

If you're tired of wearing your hair down, try a different kind of updo, and plait your tresses into a cute braided or cornrow style. There are tons of ways to sport braids, from simple to subtle to super creative, so feel free to have fun, and...

Black Hairstyles That Are Half Braids & Half Curly

Black Hairstyles That Are Half Braids & Half Curly

When you're searching for black hairstyles made up of an even balance of braids and curls, you may assume that there are only a couple classic styles. If you're a girl with a penchant for braids and for celebrating your curls, then you'll be happy...

Micro Braids Hairstyles for White Women

Micro Braids Hairstyles for White Women

There's a saying that you don't have to be black to have soul, and apparently you don't have to be black to get braids, either. Micro braids are really small box braids created by parting the hair in small square-like boxes and using human or...

Hair Types for Single Braids

Hair Types for Single Braids

Hairstyles can take you down memory lane. Old memories of sitting between mommy's legs to get your hair braided down for school can be bittersweet. You hated the braiding part, but boy, was it pretty when your saw the results. Though you're no...

Adult Braids and Beads Hairstyles

Adult Braids and Beads Hairstyles

When Grammy-award winning megastar Alicia Keys made her musical debut over a decade ago, she wore her signature beaded cornrows like actress and model Bo Derek did in the '70s. Cornrows are a classic braided hairstyle that has been worn by...

Cute Braiding Hairstyles for Round Heads

Cute Braiding Hairstyles for Round Heads

When you've got a round face, the last thing you want is to emphasize the roundness even more. Sure, it's cute and cherub-like, but it can make you appear much larger than you actually are. With the right hairstyle, you can avoid this altogether,...

Tricks to Reverse French Braiding

Tricks to Reverse French Braiding

The standard French braid is a classic go-to for demure style, but it often comes off looking too school matronish. To work a French braid into your ‘do without looking stuffy, switch things up with the reverse French braid. This style pulls...

Short Box-Braid Hairstyles

Short Box-Braid Hairstyles

Box braids involve a traditional braiding method that involves parting your real hair in square-like boxes, then using synthetic or human hair to create flowing braids. Synthetic hair is burned at the ends while human hair is braided halfway....

What Kind of Hair to Use for Box Braids?

What Kind of Hair to Use for Box Braids?

You probably remember when you and your girls started rocking box braids in the '90s. You all rocked them in a variety of different styles over a course of two to three months. Well, box braids never went out of style and you can still sport them...

Is It Okay to Have Braids in Right Before a Relaxer?

Is It Okay to Have Braids in Right Before a Relaxer?

The state of your hair just before it's time to get a relaxer can be ... well ... a hot mess. By this point, the hair tends to be thick and unruly, easily tangled and not so easily untangled. This may tempt you to braid it up and leave it that way...

French Braids With Hair Pulled to the Side

French Braids With Hair Pulled to the Side

Side braids are uber trendy, and believe it or not, French braids have been having another moment in the fashion sun. Put the two trends together, and you've got a super creative and totally chic look that'll definitely make you stand out in the...

Braiding Techniques for African-American Hair

Braiding Techniques for African-American Hair

Cornrows, plaits, box braids and micro braids involve popular braiding techniques for African-American women. Braiding is a versatile technique that can be used to create a variety of different hairstyles. Braided hairstyles can last for up to two...

Braided Hairstyles That Can Be Kept in the Hair for a Month

Braided Hairstyles That Can Be Kept in the Hair for a Month

Braided hairstyles are great alternatives to weaves like wigs and track extensions. Braids can be long or short in length and thick or skinny in width. Braids can be worn for a month or more, depending on the style and how well they are...

How to Maintain Braided Hair

How to Maintain Braided Hair

Once your braids are styled, maintenance is a breeze. Your daily styling routine may take mere minutes, allowing you to get ready in record time. Extension hair braids last longer than natural braided hair, and the smaller the braids, the longer...

Hairstyles Containing Small Braids

Hairstyles Containing Small Braids

Braids, braids and more braids. Braiding your hair is something you probably learned to do back when you were just a wee one, but braided styles are still just as cool when you're older. There are many different ways to braid your hair and to...

Braided Fringe Hairstyles

Braided Fringe Hairstyles

Pigtail braids and side braids are always really cool and playful, sure, but your fringe always gets left out of the fun. There's no point in overdoing it, because braiding your fringe and the rest of your hair separately would be a bit much....

How to Learn to Do Crocheted Hair Braiding

How to Learn to Do Crocheted Hair Braiding

A crochet hairstyle consists of weaving in single strand hair extensions onto braids using a crochet needle. This weaving technique is called latch and hook. If you’re tired of blending your leave-out hair with your weave, a crochet...

Hairstyles With Braids & Headbands

Hairstyles With Braids & Headbands

Braided hairstyles aren't just for when you're bored sitting around camp at age 12. They're actually seen on all the hottest fashion runways and magazines, but it's no surprise because there are so many different varieties of braided hairstyles...

Formal Hair Braids

Formal Hair Braids

Sure, there are lots of different casual braided styles you can try, but if you have a more formal event coming up, you want to look the part. That's no problem, because there are just as many hairstyle ideas if it's an elegant braided look you're...

Hairstyles Once the Braids Are Removed

Hairstyles Once the Braids Are Removed

From French to fishtail, there are many lovely braided styles that you can create. They work for casual and more formal events, and not only do they look fab in your hair, they also help you create lovely styles once you take them out. With a few...

Simple Hair Braids With Rubber Bands

Simple Hair Braids With Rubber Bands

There are many different intricate ways to style your hair in braids, but if you'd rather stick with something simple, you can do that, too. There are some really lovely, simple braided hairstyles you can create, using nothing more than a few...

How to Close Braids With Wet & Wavy Hairstyles

How to Close Braids With Wet & Wavy Hairstyles

Micro-braiding your hair using wet and wavy hair extensions is a great protective style that's also very trendy. You can style the wavy hair as you like without having to deal with the hassle of blending your natural hair with the weave. However,...

Braided Hairstyles for Adults

Braided Hairstyles for Adults

Braided hairstyles aren't just for taking up time at camp in the summer when you're 12 years old. There are actually a few different playful, stylish braided 'dos that work, even when you're a grown adult. With the right braiding techniques, you...

The Different Types of Hairline Braids

The Different Types of Hairline Braids

Back when Lauren Conrad was still "LC" on "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach," she almost singlehandedly popularized the front braid. What seems like decades later in the beauty world, hairline braids are still a celeb and...

Large Braided Hairstyles

Large Braided Hairstyles

If your schoolgirl days are over, don't think you have to stop wearing braids. It's just time to graduate the style to look a little more grown-up. Braids can be just as fab now as they did when you were a kid. And they're so versatile that you...

Styles to Wear After Doing a Braid-out

Styles to Wear After Doing a Braid-out

Natural hair is great for its versatility, awesome curls and texture. However, if you aren't quite sure what to do with your curls, then a braid-out offers a great way to create defined curls and chic styles. If you're looking to really switch up...

How to Construct a Braided Mohawk Hairstyle

How to Construct a Braided Mohawk Hairstyle

You have a rockin' mohawk, but instead of just spiking it up, you want to try something different. There's actually quite a few ways to style a mohawk, like putting it into a braided style. It doesn't even take much time at all, so it's perfect...

How to Do Micro Braids With Synthetic Hair

How to Do Micro Braids With Synthetic Hair

Micro-braiding is already a hot look, but when you add extensions, the sky's the limit on styles you can create. This low maintenance hairstyle has been adopted by fashionistas in different parts of the world and can last several weeks with the...

Braided Hairstyles With Bangs

Braided Hairstyles With Bangs

Make your style more interesting with a braid. Braids don't have to look childish. Turn yours into a modern, totally fashionable look by switching it up a bit. Then use your bangs to frame your face, making your braided look even more interesting.

Girly Braided Hairstyles

Girly Braided Hairstyles

Braids probably make you think of two things: tomboys and schoolgirls. While the latter is inherently girly, it's still probably not the feminine look you're going for. Lucky for you, these days beauty experts are always coming up with tons of...

What to Expect When You're Getting Your Hair Braided

What to Expect When You're Getting Your Hair Braided

You may sink into the stylist's chair, ready to get your hair braided and sighing in relief at the fact that you don't have to mess with your hair for a while. However, while your natural hair may get a break, if you don't know what to expect...

How to Take Micro-Braids out of Your Hair

How to Take Micro-Braids out of Your Hair

Braid mavens joke that the pain of taking out micro-braids by hand is the price you pay for all those months you didn't have to style your hair! There's no way around the fact that undoing the tight braids by hand takes hours and hurts in places...

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