Best Black Braided Hairstyles That Turn Heads

Braids are an easy and so pleasant way to forget about hair styling for months, give your hair some rest and protect it from harsh environmental factors. Besides, with the awesome hairstyles listed below you will attract attention, admiring glances and sincere smiles.

Braided hairstyles make space for creativity. There are many interesting braiding techniques to make every head unique. Besides, you can experiment with highlights, natural or curly texture, clips, patterns, shapes, etc.

Natural perm and hair thickness is your big plus and a unique bonus that you simply can’t leave unused. Your hair, that you might have been complaining of before, is created for braids. So why not to use this idea to your advantage?

African hair braiding is very versatile: microbraids, cornrows, fishtail braids, blocky braids, black braided buns, twist braids, tree braids, hair bands, French braids and more are at your disposal. Once you pick a desired braiding style, thickness and have your hair braided, you may shape your braids into gorgeous hairstyles both for every day and special events.

Researchers say that braids were “in fashion” even 2000 years b.c. If they have survived till our time, there definitely must be something special in them, don’t you think? No wonder, every year world-famous designers experiment with braids at fashion shows. Fancy to know what’s new they offer!

Popular Trends in Black Braided Hairstyles

Fashion shows are always inspiring, yet when it comes to clothes, we need to wait at least till March to begin to bring some new fresh ideas into life. As for hairstyles, things are much easier here: get inspired and try on new images already now. What’s new was there in braided hairstyles? These are some trends for inspiration:

– Tight and edgy cornrow styles, cornrowed buns. Cornrows have been always considered as a rather casual hairstyle, but now when they are in Couture collections, it’s high time to rock them for a while in the new season.

– Wrap-around braids and twists for black hair with fresh flowers. These are loose, messy and inspired by Boho chic.

– Very loose whimsical braids for long hair. The braid that starts from mid-shaft is not noticeable in the front and looks sloppy in the back.

– Low braided buns. Braided bun updos are always an extra charge of elegance to ennoble even the simplest outfit.

– Twisted rope braids. These long 3 dimensional braids, ideal for long thick hair, look very interesting, unhackneyed and worth a try.

The Most Gorgeous Black Braided Hairstyles

Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired.

#1: Criss-Cross Goddess Braids

Long Curvy Goddess Braids

Chunky cornrow braids, referred to as goddess braids, are perfect for days when you want to give your hair a break or when you are going on a beach vacation and would rather not worry about styling your strands every morning. The great thing about the braids of this size is that they don’t take too long to do and are easy to take out.

2. Bold Triangle Plated Box Braids

Chunky Box Braids

3. Braided Bun

Goddess Braids With A Bun

4. Purple Highlights In Black Braids

Double Goddess Braids With A Low Bun

5. Wavy Straight – Black Braids

Black Braids Hairstyle

6. Jumbo Coil with Braids

Jumbo Braids Bun

7. Half – Updo With Long freely Hanging – Braids

Jumbo Braids Bun

8. Snake Braids

Jumbo Braids Bun

9. Jumbo Double – Twisted Updo

sophisticated braided updo hairstyle

10. Poetic Justice Braids

Thick Box Braids With Top Bantu Knots

11. Ghana Braids Bun

Ghana Braids Bun

12. Cross Twists And Afro Pony

Twisted Afro Puff

13. Double Braids Updo

Double Braids Updo

14. Mixed Braids Updo For Black Hair

Black Braided Bun Updo

15. Criss – Crossed Braids With Feed – In Cornrow

Criss-Crossed Braids


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