Crazy-Awesome Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair We Can't Get Over

Box Braids

Create tiny square-shaped parts in your head and three-strand braid cornrows from the root to the ends to create box braids.

Platinum Cornrows

Experiment with the color and shape of your braids to add dimension and flare.

Edgy Braided Bun

Braid a sleek center part into an incredibly cool bun.

Architectural Fishtail Braid

Who says you can’t have an updo and a fishtail braid at the same time? Janelle Monáe’s game-changing style proves just that.

Pigtail Rope Braids

Twist pigtails at the nape of your neck for this relaxed, modern ensemble.

Romantic Braid

We love a sleek braid paired with big, bouncy curls.

Braided Crown

Secure long pieces under the crown for ultimate face-framing.

Peek-a-Boo Braid

What’s that behind your ear? Oh, just coolest little braid ever. Surprise!

Colorful Box Braids

Singer Lion Babe looks absolutely stunning in her two-toned box braids. The way the red and blonde complement her skin tone is stunning.

Braided High Ponytail

Keke Palmer rocked this next-level braided ponytail with cornrows in the front paired with a ponytail of medium-sized box braids. Her burgundy braids set this look off.

Side Braid With a Pop of Color

Why not add a little neon to your look? All you have to do is weave a ribbon through.

Fishtail Pigtails

Just try to be in a bad mood while wearing fishtail pigtails. We dare you.

Sleek Ponytail Braid

Before braiding, comb hair into the sleekest, tightest ponytail possible.

Boxer-Braided Topknot

Kelly Rowland showcases how box braids look just as good swept into a tight topknot.

Braided Side Part

Add dimension to a side-parted bun by loosely braiding the front section.

Bleach Blonde Ponytail With Braided Accents

Rita Ora has never played it safe in the hair category. She edged up a typical high ponytail with sleek cornrows in the front.

Textured Curls With Cornrows

Jourdan Dunn looks like a dream in this carefree, “big hair, don’t care” look. Play up textured curls by adding cornrows for a fun half-braided style.

Three-Strand Ponytail

Three tightly cornrowed braids form this incredibly cool wraparound ponytail.

Highlighted Crown Braid

How regal does Kelly Rowland look in this imperfect (yet perfect) crown braid? Your crown braid doesn’t need to be tight to your head—a few highlights and wispy flyaways look just as good.

Half-Fishtail Braid

This look begins with a loose fishtail but morphs into a classic braid at the nape of the neck.

One-Sided Braids

Taraji P. Henson did this half-up, half-down style right with the sides of her hair in cornrows.

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