15 Amazing Braided Hairstyles

Amazing Braided Hairstyles

Be it a party, a wedding, a formal dinner or just the regular everyday hair- do, braided locks look pretty and adorable on every occasion. 15 beautiful braided hairstyles which you can make to enhance your appearance are:

Crown Braid

Middle part the hair and separate into two sections. Take one section and make an inside-out French or dutch braid starting from the bottom, i.e. from near the nape, and work it out till the top. Once done braiding secure the end with clear elastic. Repeat the same on the other side but this time start braiding from the top, i.e. from near the fore head. Pin the end of the each braid under the start of the other. Secure properly with bobby pins. The hair do should appear like a “crown” of braids, round the head.

Crown Braid

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Alternative Braid

Bring all the hair over to one shoulder and divide into two separate sections. Using the index fingers, twist both the sections towards one another. After twisting about an inch, combine both the twisted sections and then separate the twists into two sections again. Repeat the process till the end and the secure with clear elastic.

Alternative Braid

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The S- Braid

Take a small section of frontal hair from right above the ear. Separate the section into three strands and create a regular braid. On reaching the bottom combine 2 sections together and hold in one hand while holding the 3 rd section with the other. Slide the 1st hand with more hair up towards the ear, loosen it a bit to make it look as desired and then secure with a transparent elastic.

Summer Braided Twist

Take some hair from the centre of your parting to till the end and create a dutch- french braid with it.  Fasten clear elastic at its end before pan caking it. Repeat the process once again with the hair remaining under the 1st braid. Twist the rest of the hair over the two braids and secure with bobby pins. Remove the elastics from the two braids and twist the ends anti clockwise to finally place it close to the seam of the first twist.  Use bobby pins to keep the braid in place.

Braided Messy Bun

Dutch braid one side of the hair aiming the back and angled towards the ear. Braid the hair until wrapped around till the back and finish by normally braiding the last three strands. Pancake the strands and tie the strands with a see through elastic. Repeat this process on the other side. Interlink the two braids by pushing the finger through one braid and pulling up the other one through it. Secure the hair do with bobby pins and remaining hair up into a messy bun.

Braided Messy Bun

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Braided Pompadour

French braid the hair straight back loosely. Use two criss-cross bobby pins to keep the braid intact. Then take the rest of the hair, and pull it up into a messy bun.

Braided Pompadour

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Four Strand Braid

Take the hair and put it over the shoulder on one side. Divide the hair into 4 parts and number them mentally from 1 to 4 for convenience, number 1 being the strand farthest from the face. Then start braiding the hair, with number1 over 2 and number 3 over four and lastly number 4 over 1. Then re number the strands according to their new positions and repeat the same braiding pattern till the bottom and then tie with a clear elastic.

Four Strand Braid

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Braided Halo

Take a 2” section from below the top layer of hair in the back and a little to the side and split this into two parts. Braid each section and secure with transparent elastic after pancaking them. Then fold and wrap the sections over each other and secure with pbobby pins along the way. Hide the pin with hair.

Braided Halo

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Fat Halo Braid

Start making a dutch braid starting close to the hair line and directing it towards the neck on the opposite side. Once reached far enough change the hand for convenience and keep braiding till you run out of hair. Then braid the remaining three sections normally till the bottom and secure with a rubber band. Then take the end and pin it at a comfortable place followed by pancaking the braid.

Side French Braid

Take hair from the left side and start braiding it while gradually adding hair from the middle and the right section. Aim the braid towards the right bottom side. Once you run out of hair, make a normal braid with the remaining three parts. This is an ideal hair style for spring.

Side French Braid

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Side French Braid Bun

Make a side French braid. Then take the end of the braid and start rolling it up till the top to create a bun. Fix a bobby pin on the bun to keep it intact. This is an elegant looking braided bun and can be a perfect hairdo for formal parties.

Side French Braid Bun

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Side French Braid Twist

Make a regular side French braid starting from the left but remember to leave some frontal hair on the right side and do not include it in the braid. Once the braiding is done, take the loose hair and twist it till the bottom. Then twist this section around the braid to create a cute messy side braid.

Half Up Side French Braid Pony Tail

This is a minor adjustment from the half up side French braid. Make a pony tail with the hair at the last which is otherwise braided normally, ie where you start regular braiding after French braiding. Put a flower on the pony tail and create a chic look.

Half Up Side French Braid Pony Tail

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Half Up side French Braid

Take a section from a side of the top layer of hair and start braiding it into a side French braid which basically goes across the hair in the back. The bottom layer of hair left free and not made a part of the braid.  This braid takes in half as much hair as taken in making the normal side French braid. This is a cute bohemian hairstyle and you can keep it all back or take it on one side.

Reign Hairstyle

Divide the hair down the centre and then separate one triangle shaped section into two parts

Twist the lower part over the upper part and add new of hair strands to the lower part before twisting up. Repeat the process until you reach the back and continue twisting till the end of the hair. Secure with a clip or clear elastic and then repeat the entire process with the second triangle section of hair. Once this is done, combine both the twisted portions and fasten together with clear elastic.

Fish Tail Braid

Part the hair straight down the middle and divide into two sections. Further divide the left section into two part and pull the 1st part over the 2nd Take a thin strand of hair from the outside of Take the 1st part and pull it over the 2nd part to the outside of the left section and then grasp it from under the right section. Then divide the right section into 1st and 2nd part and repeat the same pattern. Keep braiding alternate sides till you reach the bottom. Finally tie the end with a clear and voila the fish tail braid is ready!

Fish Tail Braid

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