There are countless options available when it comes to hair braiding styles. And this is because people have been doing it for thousands of years. In fact, there is enough evidence to show that human beings started weaving hair in the early years of civilization. The best thing about braids is that most of these designs work with almost any hair length because there is the option of adding some synthetic extensions. But, it is always important to choose something that looks good and feels comfortable on your hair. If you are planning to knit your strands here are 75 distinct designs that will give you some fabulous ideas on what to try.
# 1 Four Strand Lace Braid into Updo
A lace braid is easy to make, but this is only true once you figure out how to knit the strands. The one in this design is a four strand that starts at the front and finishes into a tight updo that also has a braided ponytail hanging from it at the back.
Sometimes you have to combine different styles to get the perfect twists for your hair. This design is about forming a four strand lace braid that connects to a medium size French braid in the middle and with two smaller four-strand twists around them.
# 3 Pretty S Dutch Lace
Weaving your strands is all about creativity as this is what ensures that you always get a unique design. For this one, you need to knit a medium size Dutch lace that starts at the front and forms an S at the back of the head.
# 4 Gorgeous Fishtails
As elaborate as this design might look it is a very straightforward hairdo for anyone that knows how to knit hair. It is all about sectioning the hair into two parts vertically. You should then knit each section into a large fishtail braid that flows all the way to the back where it ends with a red ribbon bow.
# 5 Accent Braid into Ponytail
A center part, accent twists on the sides, and a ponytail is what it takes to create this chic headdress. The design is about starting the accent braids from the center part and weaving them on the side before combining them with the rest of the hair at the back to form a cute ponytail.
# 6 Suspended Infinity Braid
Some hair braiding styles like this one will require some skill and a lot of practice to achieve. It is a suspended infinity twist that entails weaving the strands in an elegant waterfall-like style and leaving some free strands below it to create a half up design.
# 7 Rope Twits Pony
Here is a hairstyle that you can create without any help and within a few minutes. It is all about brushing back your highlighted hair and tying it with an elastic band to form a simple ponytail. You should then finish by spinning the strands from the pony into a rope twist.
# 8 Four Strand Waterfall
It is fantastic how this four-strand braid wraps around the head at the back. This hairdo not only creates a cute half up design but it is perfect for controlling the flow of the mane, and a lovely flower on the side is all the accessory that it needs.
# 9 Loose and Messy Twists
This hairdo is a combination of different types of twists, and it begins with a French one at the top and ends in a bubble style braid on the ponytail. However, the loose and messy look are what make it an attractive hairstyle.
# 10 The Cute Blue Braid
Your hair color also makes a difference when it comes to hair braiding styles. For this design, the massive twist has a simple Dutch style, but the blue shade of the strands makes it look distinct.
# 11 Inspiring Fishtail Bun
Fishtail twists are amazing, and this is more so if you make yours with a unique design like this one that entails starting it on the sides and wrapping it into a bun at the back.
# 12 Bold Dutch Lace
Although this is a very straightforward Dutch lace braid, the lady makes it look unique by forming it in a curved or snake-like design and finishing it with a beautiful ponytail at the back.
# 13 Intricate French Braid
There is only one French braid in this hairdo, but it is more than enough to give it a refined look. It is in the middle of the head, and the pattern that it forms by incorporating strands from the side is what gives the hair an adorable look.
# 14 Sweet Dutch Lace over a French Braid
This hairstyle is about creating a tight French braid and a tight Dutch lace over it. These twists then meet at the back where you should tie them into a simple ponytail design.
# 15 Pretty Four Strand Updo
The four-strand twist is one of those hair braiding styles that will always give you countless styling options. This particular one starts at the front. It forms a beautiful curve and finishes into a tight and braided updo.
# 16 Plum Crochet Braids
Crochet braids are always the style to turn to when you are looking for something protective and stylish. These twists come in a beautiful purple shade and a medium size. A simple side part styling is all the styling they need.
# 17 Big and Messy Dutch Fishtails
Size matters a lot when it comes to weaving your strands, and this is regardless of the style that you choose. Although this design also includes some small fishtails on the sides the big and messy ones in the middle that are in a Dutch style are the highlight of the look.
# 18 Glossy Half Up Fishtail Pony
The lowlights and partial highlight on this hair are what give it the bright and beautiful shade. Because this hair is already pretty enough a simple fishtail twist that creates a half up design is all the weaving that it needs.
# 19 Elegant Blonde Mane with Twists
A blonde hair like this one is perfect for ladies that prefer light strands. And since the shade is already fantastic enough a loose Dutch twist with two small ones on the sides are enough to control its flow and to spice it up.
# 20 Pretty Half Updo Twists
This design starts with a lovely French lace at the top that then transitions into two cute braids that the lady leaves hanging over the rest of her hair to create a half updo. The volume of her hair and color are also essential for this beautiful design.
# 21 Fancy Twisted Cornrows
This adorable headdress redefines creativity when it comes to hair braiding styles. It entails forming some cute cornrows but with rope twists instead of the regular braids and leaving some curly strands hanging over the face.
# 22 Cool Pull-Through
The shade of this hair is a blend of brown and blonde which works for most skin tones. It has a cute braid design that entails forming a simple pull through with ribbons and accessorizing it with some pretty hair jewelry.
# 23 Redhead with French Pigtails
Coloring always makes a huge difference for your hairstyle, but this design proves that it is still possible to enhance things with some cute braids. Here the style entails knitting two French pigtails and leaving some free bangs at the front.
# 24 Adorable Fishtail Crown
This short bob haircut is also a redhead, and with such an amazing color the styling options are endless. But, this design keeps things simple as it only involves weaving a medium size fishtail to form a headband-like style.
# 25 Braided Rainbow Hair
The rainbow shade in this design comes from painting the strands with some pastel shades that include blue, pink, yellow and green and it is the most prominent element in the headdress. However, the intricate weaving pattern at the top is also sleek and attractive. The design is a product if skillful and creative Dutch braiding.
# 26 Braided Top Knot
Here is a simple but lovely vintage updo that any woman with a long and bright hair can achieve. It is a straightforward design that only requires you to pull your strands into a knot at the top of the head and form a simple braid to wrap around it.
# 27 Adorable French Spinning
The French hair braiding styles are some of the most popular, and this is not just because they are easy but also because they always create some cute hairdos. This design, for example, incorporates all the strands into a large braid that flows all the way to the back to create a top notch hairdo.
# 28 Highlighted Dutch Fishtail
These shiny strands have some beautiful golden blonde highlights which are what give the fishtail braid a fabulous look. Also, the design has a diagonal part that gives the twist a unique flow pattern.
# 29 Two Lace into a Three Strand Design
For this impressive hairdo, you will need to weave two lace braids on the sides and combine them into one three strand twist at the back to form an adorable half up hairdo.
# 30 Bridal Twist and Chignon
This curly chocolate brown hair has everything from an excellent texture to volume. The styling is also upscale, and it is about knitting a loose French twist that flows on the sides and ends in a tight chignon at the back that you should accessorize with a flower piece.
# 31 Massive Side Fishtail
A sexy hairstyle like this one is what you need when you do not have the time or feel like having some complicated designs. It is about forming a large fishtail that flows on the side and over the shoulder. Also, the strands have some cute highlights that help to accentuate the design.
# 32 Intricately Twisted Half Updo
These balayage strands are ideal for most hair braiding styles. But, this design is very inventive, and it entails sectioning the strands into two and giving the upper one an intricate four strand twist to create a lovely half up design.
# 33 Sassy Dutch Rows
There is a total of four Dutch braids in this hairdo, and they are in two sizes. They have an original pattern that entails intersecting them at the back before forming the small braided buns.
# 34 Fun Weaving for Balayage Hair
This honey brown and blonde balayage locks are fun to work with as there are many designs you can create. For this one, you only need to weave two Dutch braids that meet at the center of the head where you should transform them into a neat fishtail.
# 35 Unique Dutch Braid Design
Although this Dutch design looks very complicated, it is not, and any woman with good braiding skills can achieve it. It involves forming three big twists that flow to the back and joining their ends with an elastic band.
# 36 Twisted Edge Fishtail
You cannot have enough of redheads as they always look fabulous. And if you give them a cute style like this edge fishtail, you can be confident of an attention-grabbing look. The braids are about forming two tight fishtails that wrap around the head like a crown.
# 37 The Refined Five Strand Style
Five-strand hair braiding styles like this one are easier to achieve than they look. Here you will only need to section the hair into five strands and then weave it. However, the color of the strands and the way the design finishes in a cute fishtail also help to enhance the overall look.
# 38 Vibrant Mermaid Hair
This purple and violet pixie hair looks amazing, and it is vibrant enough for ladies that prefer to have bright pastels on their hair. Introducing a simple braid that starts at the front and curves around the head is a simple but effective way of spicing up the design.
# 39 Thin Blue and Blonde Braids
Keeping your twists small like in this style ensures that they remain intact for long enough. Apart from their thinness these crochet braids also have a beautiful color that comes from using blue and blonde extensions when weaving them.
# 40 Lace and Pull-Through on Ombre Locks
The honey brown to blonde ombre color design is flawless, and this means that you can almost never go wrong with any styling. But this lady keeps things simple with a thin lace that flows into a loose pull-through braid.
# 41 Simple Fishtail Pony
An ashy gray hair color like this one will make any woman happy as it is warm and also very attractive. The styling is also fabulous, and it entails sweeping back the mane from a center part and forming a small fishtail pony.
# 42 Messy and Wavy Twist
The look of most hair braiding styles will always depend on the hair color and type. This long and wavy mane has some beautiful shades that include honey brown and blonde hues and the braid in the design is a messy fishtail that starts with some loose twisting on the sides.
# 43 Box Braid Ponytail
Box braids are charming, but these look even more impressive thanks to their dark shade and the curved rows at the top. Also, they form a fantastic ponytail that gives them an outstanding appearance.
# 44 Upside Down Pull-Through and Bun
This attractive hair design is about pulling the strands into a tight bun at the center of the head and then forming an upside down pull-through braid that starts at the back and flows into the bun.
# 45 Voluminous and Messy French Pigtails
The effortless look of these tails means that every woman can create them without any help. But, these strands also have a fantastic volume, and the design is about forming two messy French pigtails.
# 46 Neat Dutch Braided Updo
There is evermore something new to try with the Dutch hair braiding styles. For this design, its is about starting the braid at the front of the head and combining it with the rest of the hair at the center to form a thick and tight bun.
# 47 Black and Grey Ombre Faux Locs
You do not need a perfect natural hair to wear braids because most styles do not depend on the quality of your hair. Faux locs are an excellent example of this, and these particular ones are extra long, and they come in a beautiful black and gray ombre design.
# 48 Rows of Elegance
The natural shine on this healthy hair is just fabulous, and it also has an incredible length that makes things easy. Its braid style is about forming some elaborate rows that originate from one long and continuous braid.
# 49 Three-Strand Pull-Through Mohawk
This beautiful twist design takes inspiration from the mohawk. It is a straightforward headdress that entails pulling your strands to the center of the head and weaving them into a large three-strand pull-through braid.
# 50 Sleek French Braid and 4-Strand Accents
Although this big and neat French twist is enough to give the blonde hair an elegant look introducing some four-strand accents on the sides helps to give it some more beauty and to make the design trendy.
# 51 Complex and Fashionable Fishtail
This fishtail braid looks complex but it is still very attractive, and you can achieve it with a little extra effort. The design also entails having two thin braids on the sides to accentuate the intricate fishtail.
# 52 Variety of Dutch Braids into a Staked One
For this beautiful design, you will need to knit small Dutch braids on the sides that move towards a large stacked one in the middle. Also, the stacked braid has a five strand ribbon braid on top.
# 53 Double Dutch Pull-Through
Pull-through braids come in many forms, and this one is ideal for ladies with long strands. This design is about weaving double pull-through braids that start on one side and create a diagonal shape at the back as they flow to the other side.
# 54 Lovely Chignon with Accents
The sleek and voluminous chignon at the back is the center of attraction on this prom headdress. However, it also has some cute braid accents that flow on the sides and finish by wrapping around the head over the chignon.
# 55 Stacked Combo
Hair braiding styles like this one are all about stacking the braids inventively. The design entails forming a big French twist that incorporates most of the strands and flows to the back and weaving a small Dutch twist over it.
# 56 Stunning and Creative Lace Braid
The striking pattern on this braid looks very intricate, but it is a simple design that the lady enhances with a lot of creativity. It starts with a small lace braid at the top before transitioning into a French twist. The French twist has a distinct placement of strands which is what creates the unique patterns.
# 57 Five Strand French Accent Chain
This design entails forming a large French braid that brings together most of the hair. The large braid that flows in the middle of the head forms the base for the small five-strand accent chain that is on top of it.
# 58 Double Dutch Into a Top Knot
A couple of Dutch braids at the front are what make this beautiful design possible. The braids are only on the crown, and they start at the front and flow into a loose top knot at the center of the head. Also, the lady leaves a few bangs hanging over the face to enhance the design.
# 59 Bright 5 Strand Dutch
Some hair braiding styles like this one will never go out of trend, and so you can always be confident that it will give you a fashionable look. It is a five-strand Dutch on a bright pastel hair that flows in the middle of the head.
# 60 Suspended 7 Strand Dutch
This design is also a Dutch braid, but its most distinctive features are that it uses seven strands and the suspension style. The braid starts at the front, but it has a diagonal flow that creates a unique design at the back.
# 61 Ribbon Feather Loop Braid
There are various things that a lady can do with a ribbon to ensure that her hair always looks fantastic. This particular hairdo is a ribbon feather loop in a four-strand design. It incorporates a yellow ribbon in the pink hair to form a bright and chic braid design.
# 62 French Rope Twisted Pony
To create this beautiful hairdo the first step is to section the strands into two. You should then tie each into a ponytail and then knit the strands coming from the tails into some cute French rope twists. Also having strands with some pastel shades is the right idea for the look.
# 63 French Braid into a Lace and Doughnut Bun
Combining braids with tight coils is quite common when it comes to hair braiding styles. This one starts with a tight and neat medium size French twist that transitions into a Dutch lace that wraps around the tight doughnut bun.
# 64 Seven Sweet Dutch Braids
This long curly hair has a beautiful natural color, and this is just what you need for some beautiful braids. The curly locks have seven medium size braids on the upper part, and an elastic band is all you need to combine them for a cute half updo design.
# 65 Charming Circle-Shaped Lace
For this elegant hairstyle, you have to create a continuous lace braid that forms a simple circle over the rest of the strands. Also, this design has a simple Dutch braid in the middle of the ring that adds some extra detail to the headdress.
# 66 Chic Lace for a Straight Mane
This natural honey brown hair looks fabulous thanks to its tone and straight strands. Most hair braiding hairstyles seem to work well for straight hair, and this simple lace braid is not an exception.
# 67 Crossed Loop Side Braid
Ladies that want to give their blonde hair an extra elegance should go for a refined look like this one. It is about knitting the strands into a crossed loop crisis braid on the sides that hangs on one side of the face to accentuate all her facial features.
# 68 A Blend of Stunning Braids
If you are good at weaving hair or have a hairstylist that can do it well, it is always a good idea to combine different hair braiding styles. In this design, the hairstyle entails having two lace braids on the sides and a medium size Dutch braid running between them and finishing all in a braided bun.
# 69 Gorgeous Waterfall Braids
Sometimes you have to try new styles to get a hairdo that will make you look elegant, and this is more so if you have a lovely natural hair like this. This hair has a medium volume and a slight wave which make it perfect for creating an elaborate waterfall braid that transforms the hair into a fantastic half updo design.
# 70 Asymmetrical Bob with Side Braids
The asymmetrical cut gives this short bob haircut a very attractive shape which makes it easy to style. And for styling them you only need to introduce some rows of short braids on the sides, and one can have two like in this particular design or as many as you want.
# 71 Dark-Toned Fishtail Headband
The fact that the perfect dark shade of this hair is natural is enough to make any woman happy. But, this dark-toned hair also has an excellent cut and styling that entails forming an arched fringe at the front and a fishtail headband above it.
# 72 Lovely 5 Strand Dutch Braid
Ladies that love heart-shaped braids will like this one as it has an impressive design. It consists of a medium size Dutch braid that is in a heart shape, but it transitions into a beautiful five strand mermaid braid to create a grand overall design.
# 73 The Punk Ponytail
A beautiful color is the first and only challenging step when creating this look because everything else about it is just straightforward. The design involves forming a small French braid that starts on one side, wraps around the back and ends on the other side. This design then finishes by pulling the rest of the strands into a small ponytail.
# 74 Sexy Braided Red Hair
Red is a great hair color that always has a way of spicing up hair braiding styles. On this design, it also gives the thick mane an intense natural-looking shine. But, the braids are still the highlight of this look, and they consist of a double Dutch twist that flows on the sides and transitions into a loose fishtail that finishes in a messy bun at the back.
# 75 Cool Pastel Zipper and Slip Tie
Pastel shades are trendy, and they will always help to brighten your strands. This beautiful hair is a product of combining blue, purple, pink and yellow pastel shades. However, it also has a striking braid design that entails sweeping back the locks and knitting them into an intricate zipper twist that transitions into a slip tie at the back. This style will take a lot of practice to perfect, but a professional hairstylist can create it effortlessly.
There are more than enough alternatives when it comes to hair braiding styles that you can use to give your strands a majestic look. Whether you know how to knit hair or not most of these designs are easy to create with a little practice. And with the 75 above for inspiration, you should have an easy time when weaving your strands.