Whether you’re looking for pigtails, ponytails, French braid, jumbo braids, simple braids or you simply want to do poetic justice to your hairstyle, there’s nothing that beats creativity. Remember, good hairdo not only enhances your beauty but also protects your hair. Check out these 30 creative hairstyles to keep your look fresh.
# 1 Curly Braided Style With Fresh Flower Crown
This simple yet amazingly done hairstyle takes advantage of good hair to create a perfect spectacle for all to see. The hair is braided, and although it may look a bit rugged, the tenderness of the crown of fresh flowers makes it worthy of a second look. Works best for women with porcelain skin and blue or green (bright) eyes.
# 2 Contoured Braid
French braids are not only picture-perfect but also timelessly classic. Perfect for medium-length hair, this style is an effortless way to add some gorgeous waves for a mature and traditional look. The good thing with this braid style is that you can play around with it a bit e.g. to create side ponytail, triple braids or even milkmaid braids.
# 3 Lovely Purple Braids
For a pretty colorful pastel, why not try the purple hair braid? Not only does it bring a fresh supply of color, it brings a sort of care-free spirit with it, making it just the right bet for anyone who loves making their presence felt. Best of all, the style isn’t complicated and it still retains the classic beauty that is commonly associated with braids.
# 4 Go Blonde Braid This Christmas
Your braid can be anything provided you make it with proper inspiration. This blonde braid resembles a braided headband – creating a sort of crown. The idea is to create gorgeous waves that result in a cute do perfect for special family occasions like Christmas. For a better touch of color, you can introduce a few beads here and there; for instance you can use read beads for Xmas period.
# 5 Canadian Girl Inventive Braid
Okay, so this hairstyle brings a fresh new twist to the classic braid. Instead of doing the usual crown or headgear format, this style allows you to only work on the front hair making your face the centre of attention. It actually works pretty well especially if you have a beautiful face or nice lipstick that you would like to highlight – and it’s quite inventive, let’s say.
# 6 Vintage-Inspired Braid Ponytail
This is not your ordinary ponytail, there is just something about it that makes it visibly attractive. It brings back the memories of the victory rolls of the 1940s but at the same time it retains that modern appeal that everyone dreams of. You don’t have to start your side braids up on your crown, just focus on creating a fine finish with a perfect ponytail starting from the middle back crown of your head, all the way down to the end of your neck.
# 7 Cornrows With Dutch Braids
We like this style because not only is it trendy, but it keeps the hair off your face and is easy to manage. We also love the fact that it’s edgy and can be worn everyday either at home, school or even work. For more versatility, you can replace the extensions with a different color so your cornrows can acquire an enriched blend of color and creativity.
# 8 The Pretty Two Plaited Tails
This whimsical braiding makes for a powerful and wholesome look, perfect for laid-back lifestyle. Two braids emerge, dividing the head into two equal halves, and instead of converging at the nape, the two continue as two separate plaited tails. So pretty! We find this style to be the exact definition of effortless beauty with a touch of elegance to it.
# 9 Let The Sun Shine
Hair extensions are always a brilliant way to boost the volume and length of your braids. With this combination, you are sure to create a unique story with every style. And if you’re dreaming of sunnier days, you’ll definitely love the look of mermaid hair with box braids. All you need to do is have at least six cornrows done with the extensions reaching up to your back. Perfect bet for summer holidays.
# 10 Get Poetic With A Classic Hair Style
It is always a good idea to learn braiding techniques and all their options, more so ones which work best for your hair texture and length. Why? Because you will not find another braid hairstyle that can produce so many styles. If you have a long, thick hair, it may be a good idea to separate your braids to create an awe-inspiring plait.
# 11 The Double Braid Doesn’t Disappoint
This cute and relaxed hairstyle is perfect for just about anyone with long, bubbly hair. Best of all, you can create it on your own at home only that you need to secure it with a hairband at the end to prevent it from losing the braid-work. Fortunately, this free-form style does not come with many strict instructions and you can always get it done to perfection should anything go wrong.
# 12 Go African With Your Braid
If you’re torn between wearing the classic braid and adorning a well-structured Ghanaian braid, then why not combine the two to achieve a clone? The icing on the cake is that you can extend the ponytails for as long as you want even if your hair is not that long. Not only suitable as a black women hairstyle but also perfect for anyone who would like to introduce a new twist to the classical braid.
# 13 Complete Freedom With This Vintage Hairdo
Bored of a rusty braiding technique? Why not adopt a new, cool and relaxed hairdo like the vintage braid that’s renowned for producing perfect results on blonde hair? You only need to separate the hair at the crown of your head and then proceed to create two tails that can stretch up to the breast level or as long as your hair is.
# 14 Middot Hairstyle For Cute Look
Who said you can’t wear French braid if your hair is short? This style allows you to bring out the best in your hair so you can braid it all the way down to your nape and still look great. Perfect for an easy day at the office or for your little ones during school holidays.
# 15 Orange Braid For Outdoor Love
If you’re not a fan of the single braid because you find it too matronly, this new style might get you reconsidering your options. You only need to section off your hair at the crown of your head and braid it all the way down until you reach the top of your neck. Then you can gradually bring the pieces on the sides to the mix as you braid further downwards. You can then tie a ribbon or an elastic band when done.
# 16 Beyond The Ponytail
Braiding a nice supply of cornrows is an art that requires patience and mastery. Fortunately, the end results are always something worth smiling about. This hairstyle marries wow-factor in cornrows with the classic nature of French braids to create a nice, girly look. Perfect for a visit out with friends or even for everyday wear, this style is relatively easy to maintain as it’s relatively firm.
# 17 Double Dutch Braid
If you’re committing to better fitness routines this year, you should try this style. The two, low ponytails not only help keep you balanced during intensive workout sessions such as yoga (they make it easy to nail the headstand) but also remain perfectly in place even when engaged in a sweat inducing gym-class. Best of all, you can create them for a morning workout and replace just in time for the happy hour.
# 18 The Boxer Braid
This is a cute hairstyle that works best with almost all hair lengths. You can use hair extensions if you want longer ponytails or simply stretch it out to the limit of your natural hair length. Whichever way you look at it, this stands out as yet another perfect hairstyle for fitness freaks. The beauty about this style is that it showcases the beauty of your hair, right from the roots and the crown of your head.
#19 Slightly Dyed Classic French Braids
The good thing with French braids is that they can be anything you make them provided you have proper inspiration on how to go about it. This particular style follows the usual rules of French braiding i.e. diving your hair into two from the crown of your head and then braiding it all the way down to form two ponytails. You can dye parts of the hair to create eye-catching diversity.
#20 Golden Faux Braids
We all do love braids, but sometimes it’s a good idea to enhance it just a bit. Faux braids are a perfect way to add creativity to your hairstyle especially if you’re bored with the usual ponytail layout. The golden color adds a touch of sophistication to what would otherwise be considered a matriarchal style. This hairstyle is perfect for important occasions or memorable evenings.
# 21 Waterfall Braid Combo
Whether you’re turning up for a charged Brazilian Samba festival or are simply planning to spend a few moments by the beach-side, this waterfall braid combo offers you all the beauty and versatility you need to make a lasting impact. You can either try it on medium or long hair. Alternatively, you can stretch the limits a little bit to create a beautiful up do.
# 22 Neat Double French Braids (Separate ties)
This hairdo works pretty well for people with multiple layers in their hair because it does a good job in capturing all the shorter pieces. You still get the benefit of retaining the iconic ponytails that are typical the French braid. Generally speaking, this is your go-to style if you’re planning to go out for a party tonight or if you have a yoga class to attend later in the day.
# 23 Sunset Braids
This style allows you to curl your hair first to add a bit of texture and give the braids some grip – some prefer to coat it with hairspray. A perfect style for those with long hair, although medium-sized hair can also work with a matching extension. The key is to create a braid from your temple following downwards to the nape until you reach your preferred ponytail length.
# 24 Miss Blue Plaits
If you’re the kind that likes trying out new styles, particularly ones that are colorful and conspicuous, you’ll definitely want to try this style out. You can wear it with your jeans for a casual walk around town or bikini for an evening’s stroll on the beach. Even better if you have blue eyes and blonde hair and are looking to bring a fresh twist to your look.
# 25 The Simple, Weekend Braid
A braid with ponytails may bring back memories of school days, but the modern versions are anything but childish. If you’re looking for a fuss-free hairdo, a braided option such as this one can be ideal for you. Whether you’re straight hair, brunette or blonde this casual look can work for you. The key is to make the ponytails as cute as possible and direct all attention to your beautiful face.
#26 The Bubbly Braid
Your ultra-long hair will come to your rescue if you get this hairdo right. This is because it shifts from the norm (the classic double ponytail format) allowing you to explore with all your hair from top to nape. What we like about this style is that it puts the hair together in such a nice way and still leaves you with the freedom to create a fancy ponytail. The style is quite secure and therefore suitable a few days of use unlike other styles that can only be worn for a few hours (e.g. when going to the beach or gym).
# 27 Center-Parted Boxer Braids
Join a raft of noteworthy celebrities and beauties who sport the ubiquitous boxer braids. Popularized by celebrities of UFC fighters, this center-parted hairdo combines a slightly woven look that has its roots in ancient Africa (and has been worn by the Kardashians) with the age-old French hairdo. Note: You can always use a hair extension of whatever color to match your style when you rock this style.
#28 The Ice Blonde Duo
Add flair to your look with this beautifully made braid. A perfect bet for your little ones on holiday or an easy day away from home. We like the fact that it remains true to the original idea which was born in France many decades ago and also that it’s perfect for winter wear.
# 29 Blonde Ombre Braid
The ombre trend seems to have taken over the hairstyle sphere, and you can just jump onto the bandwagon and impress as well. You get to create your favorite classic braid with pig tails and some hair bands at the end. Once again, this is a style that is easy to make.
# 30 The Vintage Look
Perfect for oval face shapes with hair of medium to high density, this rare vintage look is not only warm but also incredibly beautiful. A good choice for summer holidays especially if combined with sunglasses and some vintage wear. You can also go for it if you are looking to put up a superb throwback show with your friends.
The charm of French braid is boundless as it’s wondrous since it gives you the flexibility to place your hair in different angles, tightness, width, texture and sections. Best of all, it’s generally an easy concept that you can even try on your own at home or with your pals.