100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles To Inspire You

Braids are a practical and beautiful addition to any hairstyle. They offer texture, support and style and can be achieved in a variety of ways, shapes, types and sizes. If you are looking to spruce up a hairstyle with a quick braid or two, below you will find 100 different braided hairstyles that you can try.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles To Inspire You

1. Yellow and Green Braided Spacebuns

This is a quick and easy braided hairstyle to duplicate, once your hair is colored. You need to plait four cornrows back to the middle of your head, and then braid the loose hair all the way down. Take two braids on one side and twirl them flat to create a bun and secure with a bobby pin (wiggly side down) so it doesn’t slip. Duplicate this with the remaining two cornrows and you have your braided space buns!

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Space Buns
@chitabeseau

2. Loose Plaited Ponytail

This is another braided hairstyle in the ‘stylishly messy’ hair category, where the ponytail is strategically placed for there to be face framing tendrils and a great anchor for a loose plait. The goal is to look structured, but loose, messy but planned, so the long plait is actually two, loosely done and then interwoven on the bottom.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Ponytail
@ulyana.aster

3. Pulled Pastel Plaits

The colors are the star as much as the braids, as the colors complement the style and vice versa. The variety of braids range from pulled Dutch braids to regular braids, fishtails and loose cornrows.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Pulled-Out Braids
@hairgod_zito

4. Braided Rainbow Wraparound Updo

This is an elegant and fun braided hairstyle done on rainbow colored hair. This is also known as my little pony hair for the variety of color, each of which has a chance to shine in this very interesting updo that features a Dutch braid wrapped artistically around the head.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Wraparound Updo
@chitabeseau

5. Low Space Buns on Cornrows

Cornrows are braids, where the hair is continuously fed into the braid to keep it along the scalp. This style works similar to the one listed above, but the buns are made at the top of the neck once the cornrows end.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Low Braided Buns on Cornrows
@lo.reeeann

6. Loose French Braid on Long Hair

This is a long standing favorite for long hair. It’s chic and easy to do without putting too much stress or tension on the roots. This braided hairstyle allows the wearer to show off the length of their hair and any color treatments as well. There are innumerable ways to customize this style, so it isn’t boring.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Loose French Braid
@ashleyymari3

7. Dutch Braided Mohawk Ponytail

Ponytails are always fun and practical and easy to spruce up. In this case the addition of the slightly loose Dutch braid on the top creates a slight Mohawk silhouette that ends in the mid height pony, done with voluminous curls.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Dutch Braided Mohawk Ponytail
@missysueblog

8. Lavender Braided Roses

This is a great way to show off an ombre look with a bit of detail. The hair in this braided hairstyle is parted in a half-up, half-down style. On the top there is a center cornrow and one on either side starting at the temple and curving around. From there the braids are continued to the part, then the length is braided, wrapped and pinned into the desired rose.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Roses
@lo.reeeann

9. Glitter Parts and Cornrows

Blonde cornrows with dark roots are further dazzling with the addition of glitter gel at the roots. In this case, multiple colors and shapes of glitter are showcased down the center part from green to gold, rose to amber and ending in a sparkly purple that stands out even more next to the blonde braids.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Glitter Parts & Cornrows
@chitabeseau

10. Cute Cotton Candy Braided Wraps

This intricately dyed masterpiece shows off every nuance of color in these small braids wrapped and pinned into a flattened ram’s horn style up-do. It is fun and quirky with a plethora of color.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Cotton Candy Braid Wraps
@hairlizard

11. Y Braided Hair

Two French braids down the side meet at the bottom of the hairline and are wrapped into a ponytail. The ponytail holder is masked by wrapping the hair around it, and the resulting ponytail is placed into a fishtail braid.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Y Braids
@missysueblog

12. Rainbow Nuanced French Braids

French braids are one of the best ways to show off an intricate color job. The style is easy to duplicate, but the color takes some planning and care to make sure the colors do not bleed or run into each other when being done. Two French braids with the ends pinned up in the middle have never looked this whimsical.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Rainbow French Braided Updo
@pinupjordan

13. Pastel on Gray Woven Fishtail Braid

The interwoven fishtail is accentuated by the pastels, showing how great and edgy this half pulled back braided hairstyle is implemented. The fishtail is done on a center portion of the top, then locks of hair are pulled from either side and woven into the braid and down.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Woven Fishtail Braid
@theconfessionsofahairstylist

14. Viking Style Triple Braid

The center section of the hair is parted into three equal sections. Each section is cornrowed loosely, then continued as a free braid. The three are joined at the halfway point on the length of the hair for an easygoing, yet structured braided hairstyle paired with loose waves.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Viking Braids
@missysueblog

15. Zipper to Infinity to Fishtail Braid

When you are going for the wow factor, intricate is definitely a way to go. This is definitely an intricate braid, beginning at the top with an interwoven pattern that goes down to the bottom of the hairline. Then it transitions into a tightly done infinity braid, ending classically in a fishtail braid and closed with a hair band.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Zipper Braids
@hairbyjoel

16. 5-Strand Feather Loop Braid

Peach and pink hair with gray highlights is already interesting, but in this braided hairstyle every color stands out. The 5-strand feather loop braid is a great braided hairstyle because it is visually interesting and still allows for a certain amount of movement.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: 5-Strand Feather Braids
@hairbyjoel

17. Zipper and Slip Tie Braids

So many different hairstyles are enhanced by color or braids, it’s nearly always gorgeous when both of these meet. An enhancement on an enhancement looks excellent and the intricacies of the zipper braid and allure of the slip-tie ponytail are as beautiful as the lightly colored pastel hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Zipper & Slip-Tie Braids
@hairbyjoel

18. Stacked Dutch Braid with French Rope Twist

Just the slightest hints of pink and peach are amazing in this centered Dutch braid with a French rope twist braid working its way down the middle. It is a great look that is sure to garner lots of compliments.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Stacked Dutch Braids
@hairbyjoel

19. Dutch Braid with a Rosette Bun

The Dutch braid swoops from one side to another in an interesting aesthetic twist, while a rosette bun made of another Dutch braid adorns the center. The range of pinks looks great in these two braids creating an overall sweet style.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Rosette Dutch Braids
@hairbyjoel

20. Soft Romantic Braids

The crown is braided back in four-strand plaits, directly beneath are French rope twists and then the style flows down into pancaked stacked French braids. Overall it’s a very pretty, soft yet structured look.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Romantic Loose Braids
@hairbyjoel

21. Formal Braided Updo

Pancake stacked French braids make another appearance, this time as a braided headband that fits in beautifully to the updo.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Classic Braided Updo
@ulyana.aster

22. Top Knot on French Braids

French braids that are starting at the bottom of the hairline and go up to end in a top knot are a fun and easy to do braided hairstyle. The color just gives it an extra pop.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: French Braided Top Knot
@chitabeseau

23. Flowing Braids on Mermaid Hair

Light yet bright colors are given a chance to shine in this swooping, curled hair full of twists, rope braids and knots. As a braided hairstyle it is unique and stunning.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Flowing Mermaid Braids
@chitabeseau

24. Pulled Dutch Braids and Rosettes

A set of 3 pulled Dutch braids forms a beautiful rose on the back of the half-up, half-down hairstyle that’s accentuated with pastel shades. This braided hairstyle is sure to look good on natural hair colors as well.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Triple Rose Braids
@hairbymisskellyo

25. Half-Up Ladder Braids

Half-pulled-back braided hairstyles are a dime a dozen, but this one really stands out. The ladder braid is pretty and intricate.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Half-Up Ladder Braids
@missysueblog

26. Dutch Braided Flower

Easy, simple and sweet are the perfect descriptors for this braided hairstyle. The Dutch braid reaches from the front, gathering the hair from the top of the head and sweeping into a soft hair flower in the center.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Dutch Braided Flower
@missysueblog

27. Rapunzel Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braids offer a great amount of texture in a braid that is soft and pliable. The long braids are simple loose 3-strand braids, all together creating a flower adorned Y-shaped braided hairstyle.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Rapunzel Fishtail Braids
@glambytoriebliss

28. Y Shaped Pancake Braid

The longer the hair, the more Rapunzel-esque the style, and the addition of flowers certainly helps as well. This is a great style for a very long hair length and even better for a Rapunzel cosplay!

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Y-Shaped Pancake Braids
@lalasupdos

29. Cosmic Messy Buns with a Glitter Braided Parting

This hairdo is strategic from the zig-zag front part and the well placed glitter. The ponytails are loosely wrapped into buns and the whole look features soft curls on dreamy unicorn colored curls.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Buns with Braided Parting
@lalasupdos

30. Triple Stacked Braids

The top braid is a simple three-strand plait, but it connects the two pancake braids below in a textured style that is interesting to look at.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Triple Stacked Braids
@lalasupdos

31. Braided into a Side Bun

The braid around one side of the crown is adorned and spun into a very loose boho bun. The look is an intentionally messy and interesting braided hairstyle.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Boho Braids
@glambytoriebliss

32. Stacked Crown Braid

Regular braids and pancake braids are united in French braid style across the crown. It looks more complex than it is, but will definitely draw an eye.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Stacked Side Braid
@glambytoriebliss

33. Rosy Fishtail Braids

Strawberry blonde, raspberry and rose colored hair create this pink balayage hair color, which features Y-shaped fishtail braids, and even a three-strand braid tossed in for more texture.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Half-Up Fishtail Braids
@glambytoriebliss

34. Braided to Accessorize

The crescent moon hair clip is shown off well, right at the point where the hair is twisted together and above where the fishtail braid begins. Still soft, still structured, but a perfect background for a cute accessory!

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Accessorized Chunky Braids
@glambytoriebliss

35. Modern Rapunzel Braided Hairstyle

These widely looped braids have a tightly woven plait down the center, maintaining the shape and providing structure. The additional of all the little flowers makes this look sweetly complete.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Rapunzel Braids
@lalasupdos

36. Angelic Braided Twists with a Pin

This is a great braided hairstyle, done with two-strand twists! There are two sets of two-strand twists on either side, meeting in the middle and adorned with an angel pin. Four flattened twists flow down with the remaining hair to create the waterfall style look.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Angelic Braids
@lalasupdos

37. Crown Braids and Jewelry

Underhanded braids create an interesting texture, and the continuing braid is wrapped around and meets at the top of the twisted outer portions of the remaining hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Crown Fishtail Braids
@lalasupdos

38. Infinite Infinity Braids

Underhanded plaits make another comeback in this braided hairstyle that starts out with French braids. These braids continue with the hair added further down the length so it is not attached to the scalp, and criss-crossed to create the infinity symbol. Fun and cute!

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Infinity Braids
@lalasupdos

39. Silver Elven Queen Braids

The color alone is beautiful, but the use of the braids in this hairstyle, juxtaposed with the curls and the use of clever hair pinning makes an overall look that seems fictionally inspired. The flowers are well placed and the curly tendrils are perfect accents.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Silver Queen Braids
@hildeee

40. Adorned Silver Dutch Braids

Dutch braids are loosely done and intentionally placed directly next to each other in this braided hairstyle to allow for the flower crown to sit perfectly on either side.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Silver Dutch Braids
@hildeee

41. Half-Up Easy Braided Style

Not only is this color job stunningly beautiful with the dark roots and soft pink tinted brown ombre ends, but the loosely done French braid into a pancake braid is really boosting the overall look.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Half-Up Simple Braids
@hoang.n.pham

42. Half-Up French Braids

Minimalist styling can and does include braided hairstyles and here is a great example. Three flowers meet at the center of the Y before leading down to a finished braid.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Half-Up French Braids
@goldilonglocks

43. Silver Fishtail Crown Braid

A stunning silver bob is accented with a fishtail braid crown. The crown is made by creating two fishtail braids on either side of the front, grabbing the closed ends and joining them in the back center.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Fishtail Crown Braids
@foxandjane

44. Ladder Braids and Plaits

Ladder braids always look interesting, and this one helps pull the hair from one side to the other and closed in two plaits that further accentuate the length.

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@hairstyles

45. Red Mermaid Braided Style

While the braids are well done and cleanly visible, they serve as a textured backdrop and holder for the accessories. It is a simplistic braided hairstyle that is gorgeous and well done.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Red Mermaid Braids
@wifeofastylist

46. Dreamy Teal Braided Rosettes

Pinned braided rosettes are beautifully accentuated by the stunning teal colored mermaid hair. The braided bottom ends in a curly pony and the whole look is just as dreamy as mermaid lore itself.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Teal Rosette Braids
@hairbyfranco

47. Purple Woven Braid Updo

This braided hairstyle is stunningly gorgeous, allowing the different hues in this hair color job to shine beautifully through the woven style, then the braid around the bottom seals it.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Woven Braided Updo
@caitlinfordhair

48. Multitextured Pull Back Braid

Blonde and purple ombre hair with different types of braids show off a transition in color and additions of texture with waves, thre- strand braids and rolled hair sections.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Multitextured Braids
@caitlinfordhair

49. Braided Headband and Updo

A cute braid headband also serves as a light bang. The French braid continues up into a top knot.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Crown Braided Updo
@styles_by_reneemarie

50. Braids on Rainbow Box Braids

Rainbow box braids are providing a lot of color, and loose diagonal cornrows bring the colors together in another way to show them off across the length.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Box Braids
@styles_by_reneemarie

51. 3-, 5- and 4-Strand Mixed Braids

This side pony features an interesting mix of 3-strand braids, 5-strand braids and 4-strand braids for an all over interesting mix.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Ponytail
@styles_by_reneemarie

52. Textured Dream Braid

Playing with textures in braided hairstyles is a huge part of the fun. Here the crinkled lengths of hair work with the smooth hair, with a long fishtail braid on lavender and gray hair creating a mermaid hairstyle that is outright amazing.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Crimped Hair
@guy_tang

53. Large and Small Detail Braid

This is a stunning show of the different braided hairstyles you can do with sizing on a braid, a looser, large braid leading into a tighter fishtail over pancake braids.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Large & Small Braids
@guy_tang

54. Bi-Color Dutch Braids

Silver and rose-colored hair is interesting enough, and shown off well in these neatly done Dutch braids.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Dutch Boxer Braids
@guy_tang

55. Purple Double Fishtail Braids

Purple and magenta ombre hair is done in a half-up, half-down braided hairstyle. The top half is split into two fishtail braids.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Double Fishtail Braids
@liz.colors

56. Rainbow Ombre Braided Crown

The ombre hair color is vivid, creating a stunning rainbow appearance with the braided headband and bang, which go all the way around to a top knot.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Rainbow Crown Braid
@liz.colors

57. Mohawk Braided Top Knot

The entire crown of hair is braided into a loose French braid, ending in a top knot at the end of the crown. This works well with the curly waved lengths of hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Mohawk Braided Top Knot
@missysueblog

58. Pink and Purple Braided Updo

The pastel colored ombre hair is shown off very well in this elegant updo that swoops from one side and down to curl into a bun.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Updo
@hairbymisskellyo

59. Pastel Color Y Shaped Braids

Carefully pulling the sections of colored hair into the French braids shows off the dye job very well, ending with the two side braids merging together for a side hanging braid.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Y-Shaped Side Braid
@hairbymisskellyo

60. Neon Extensions in Cornrow Braids

Dark blue grey hair is brightened up with the extensions of neon pink and yellow for a completely different look. This braided hairstyle is a go-to look especially for summer, when you don’t want your hair to touch your face.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Cornrow Braids
@josievilay

61. Stunning Side Swept Braided Updo

French braids and fishtail braids curve around the side of the hair, showing off highlights and lowlights before ending in a great low bun.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Updo
@studio_kay

62. Fishtail Heart Braid

A half-up hairstyle is romantic whenever a heart is included. The ponytail is flipped under and up, with the hair split into two fishtail braids that wrap up, then down to create a heart, then closed and curled on the bottom to match the lower level of hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Heart-Shaped Fishtail Braid
@xhairlove

63. Loop Braid Half-Up Hairstyle

This is another half-up braided hairstyle with another interesting twist, this time a take on loop braids over long curls.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Half-Up Loop Braids
@xhairlove

64. Long Transitioning Side Braid

Side-swept hair is always stylish, and in this case the hair starts as a loose inward French braid that transitions into a fishtail and ends smoothly after being tied off.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Long Side Braid
@thefreckledfox

65. All Braided Up

A Y-shaped braid takes on a new twist, with the braids meeting in the center and being tucked into multiple interwoven braids for a well-done overall look.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Long Braids
@hairstyles

66. Loose Style French Braid

One of the cutest braided hairstyles on this list, a good-looking twist on a favored classic shows off length and thickness while keeping hair out of the face.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Loose French Braids
@hairstyles

67. Y Braids Interwoven

The Y-shaped French braids lead into the top Y shape beginning at the temples. Then they weave in to each other for a nearly knotted triple braided braid over loose waves.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Interwoven Y Braids
@hairdreams_

68. Pulled Back To A Braid

In this case, the hair is pulled back into a braid in the center of the head, ending at the bottom of the hairline to allow the hair to flow out in loose waves.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Ponytail
@hairdreams_

69. Tiny Side Braid

This braided hairstyle is a great look for summer, quick and easy to do. It’s just a simple French braid going along the side of the head and loosely curled hair. Only a little effort is needed for a big stylish payoff.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Small Side Braid
@hairdreams_

70. Dark and Pastel Zipper Braids

The zipper braid is a neatly woven braided hairstyle with a great aesthetic. This zipper braid is done at the bottom of the hairline, ending into a brightly colored length of textured hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Zipper Braids
@ice_braids

71. Looped Through Braids

This braided hairstyle consists of looped sections of hair sealed and looped through the next section. The overall look is stunning, especially on this metallic and ombre pastel colored hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Looped Through Braids
@candicemarie702

72. Layered Pastel Fishtail Braids

In this look, fishtail braids show off the color in a soft way, while weaving in and out to create 4 braids in total.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Layered Fishtail Braids
@candicemarie702

73. Silver Messy Braided Hair

French braids, pancake braids, fishtail braids and plaits are all twisted and put together for a messy yet organized braided hairstyle.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Messy Braids
@candicemarie702

74. Vertical Braided Roses

Appearing one over the other rather than side to side, this rose pink colored hairstyle is lightly magenta on the bottom and at hints throughout the braids that lead into the rosettes.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Roses
@bescene

75. Woven into Braids

Ombre hair is best showcased when both colors can be seen in the braided hairstyle. Here the top is woven to show off the darker roots and then transitioned into a few plaits over barrel-curled hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Interwoven Braids
@evalam_

76. Loosely Looped Braided Hair

The structure of the braid can be achieved with varying levels of tension just like this lavender and blue style indicates, ended with a loose bow of hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Textured & Chunky Braid
@evalam_

77. Purples in Braids and Knots

In this case, fishtail braids peek out amongst the lengths, while the top is pulled back into an intricate and interwoven style.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Textured Messy Braids
@evalam_

78. One into Three Braids

Ombre pastels against dark hair roots show off well in this braided hairstyle that begins at the crown, then feeds into one of the bottom three braids, which close together at the bottom of the length of the hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braids Into Braids
@evalam_

79. Lilac Grey Braid and Knot

Here, the crown is braided, then woven into a larger braid, knotted lightly, with the braid peeking out again at the bottom of the ponytail.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braid Knotted Ponytail
@evalam_

80. Candy Colored Dutch Fishtail Braids

This braided hairstyle features a top knot hair bow, two loosely done Dutch braids into a fishtail braid to close the length, all on a variety of candy colored locks of hair.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Cascading Dutch Fishtail Braids
@leysahairandmakeup

81. Candy Coated Pancake Braids

This vivid updo shows off every hue with pancake braids and a center connecting plait, up to a standard braid that is wrapped into a bun.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Pancake Braided Updo
@leysahairandmakeup

82. Side Braids on Quadruple Ombre

This one-sided braided hairstyle looks great with bangs, great with color and just overall great. The long braided hairstyle is a simple plait that leads into others.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Ombre Side Braid
@pulpriothair

83. Dark Rainbow Braids and Curls

Half-up and braided, this oil-slick styled rainbow color shows off in an interwoven pancake braid that ends in a swirl of curls.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Curly Hair
@pulpriothair

84. Violet Vibrant Braids

The loop into loop style of the top half of the braid is eye catching, ending in a hanging plait that shows off this brilliantly shimmering ombre hair treatment.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Purple Half-Up Braids
@garrettkenroach

85. Loose Dutch Braids

Loosely done Dutch braids in various hues of red really stand out as exaggerated ‘crocodile tails’.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Pulled-Out Dutch Braids
@leysahairandmakeup

86. Boho Diagonal Braids

In this case, a half-up style has been edited intriguingly to create the side-swept appearance and texture adjustment from large and small braids.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Boho Diagonal Braids
@ariba_pervaiz

87. Pulled Back Braid in Braid

This is a cute and comfy dressed down braided hairstyle that can still be worn out for an evening. The ombre treatment only enhances the romantic feel of this textured braid.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Braided Ponytail
@ariba_pervaiz

88. Undercut Mimic Braids

This braided hairstyle is a great way to have a faux undercut, getting the look sans the commitment. It’s also perfect for any hair length, from the longest one to mid-length locks.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Undercut Mimic Braids
@ariba_pervaiz

89. Braids for Textures

Mostly for juxtaposition the aesthetics of the fishtail braids and plaits against the loose wave and bun create a really great look, which is what we see in this braided hairstyle.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Textured Braided Half-Up Hair
@ariba_pervaiz

90. Classic Dutch Boxer Braids

Following the hairline, Dutch boxer braids are easy to install and last all day at least. It is an easygoing braided hairstyle that can keep up with anything you need to do.

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@thejenniejenkins

91. Black and Silver French Braid

In this case, a single, classic French braid down the center ends with the remaining braid swirled up and to the side in a bun fashion.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: French Braided Updo
@hairstyles

92. Loose French Braids and a Low Chignon

From the temples back are two medium-sized French braids that sit atop smoothed-back hair to create a girl-next-door look. What’s not to love?

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Loose Braided Low Chignon
@twistmepretty

93. Side Underhanded French Braid

Cute and practical, this braided hairstyle is great to do on the go, and easy to take out and redo when needed.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Side French Braid
@hairstyles

94. Braid Into A Bow

A top knot bow rests on the French braid, which is a great look for anywhere, but especially good when there is a hot day and you want to keep comfortable.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Reverse Braided Bow Updo
@jazzyydoeshair

95. Braids and Glitter Gel

A faux undercut done with a French braid in the pink, peach and purple hair really stands out, but the addition of glitter gel gives it extra glitz and shine. The top is a loosely braid segment.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Glitter Undercut Braided Hair
@jazzyydoeshair

96. Double Dutch Braids in Purple and Pink

This cotton candy colored hair features two pancake braids going down either side, ending wrapped in hair and with loose ends.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Double Dutch Braids
@hairbyac_alcorn

97. Ribbon Tied Braids

While the ribbons actually only attach the three cornrows to each other, it does give this simple look a bit of elevation. The three braids are connected at the end and become a brightly colored fishtail braid.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Ribbon-Tied Braids
@deathbycouture

98. Holographic Snail Shell Braid

The holographic hair dye job features metallic and deep tones wrapped into a braid that swirls around to create a bun.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Snail Shell Braided Updo
@deathbycouture

99. Purple Hair and Cool Braids

A braided crown has the two braids overlap in the back, rather than meet and weave down together. The hanging plait has a pulled detail to it, which gives it a great look.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Purple Half-Up Braids
@taitkieuapril05

100. Triple Ponytails and Braids

Three tiered ponytails merge into a center ponytail, with the top tier being two small pulled braids that are joined together in the middle.

100 Ridiculously Awesome Braided Hairstyles: Triple Braided Half Updo
@kimwasabi

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