Braiding sections or all of your hair has probably been part of your hairstyling routine for years but there will come a time when the standard 3-strand braid or a French braid will no longer do. Let’s be honest, there will always be a place in our hearts for a cute little fishtail braid but as the seasons change and our style evolves, so shall our hair. If you’re looking to spice up your hair this fall, you’ll definitely want to check out these unique braiding styles so your hair will be as stunning as you!
1 Big Loop Braids
In this video tutorial, Cinthia Truong shows us how to create a side big loop braid that you can wear on textured or straight hair. It’s a really pretty style to wear on medium length to long hair and it has a romantic feel to it. A charming way to wear your hair for a special event or just because you’re feeling extra fancy!
2 Mohawk Combo Braid Ponytail
MakeupWearablesHairstyles takes us step-by-step on how to recreate this undone mowhawk braided ponytail for medium to long hair. This style combines two side Dutch braids into two separate fishtail braids and then combining the ends of those braids with the remaining hair into a ponytail. It’s messy, chic, and really unique!
3 Pull-through Braid
Watch as Alex Gaboury shows us how she styled her hair into this cute pull-through braid. This style works on all hair lengths, even layered hair, so everyone can try it out. Although this looks like a braid, it’s actually a series of strands of hair pulled through smaller ponytails so even if you’re not good at braiding, you can totally pull this off!
4 Around-the-World Braid for Short Hair
Braids aren’t just for long hair and New Beauty Magazine shows us how it’s done in this video. This braid works beautifully as an updo and perhaps one of the best parts of this hairstyle is that this style will last for a couple of days. Another thing to look forward to is that you’ll have a nice head of waves after you take the braids out so it’s like you get two hairstyles for the work of one!
This is probably one of the easiest hairstyles you’ll ever do and it looks really cool. This braid-in-a-braid style consists of one micro braid in the middle of your hair which you’ll use as one of the strands in the three strand braid and then you just braid as normal. It’s that easy but it looks like you put much more work into it. Perfect for those days you don’t know what to do with your hair and crave something different.
6 Pull-through Fishtail Combo
CuteGirlHairstyles shows us how to create a full fishtail braid that really pops. This look incorporates the pull-through braid into a fishtail so once you get the hang of the other pull-through style, you can work your way onto this one. This is a great style to keep your hair out of the way while you’re busy running errands or maybe it’s finals week and you don’t want to worry about styling your hair.
7 Half-up Ladder Braid
This braided hairstyle demonstrated by Missy Sue combines a ladder braid and a French braid and combining them for a beautiful half-up hairdo. I love this look because it’s grown-up and sophisticated whereas some braided styles can look a little juvenile if not done right. Try this elegant braid for date night or hanging out with friends, the versatile style works for just about any occasion!
8 Carousel Braid
Abby Smith of Twist Me Pretty shows us now to create a braided hairstyle with a twist. This hairstyle combines a Dutch, lace, and diagonal braid with the pancaking technique to create a gorgeous wraparound style that just screams Pinterest! Honestly, I’m really impressed with how effortlessly she braids her own hair without even looking!
9 Chinese Staircase Braided Ponytail
Bebexo is a master braider on YouTube and she shows us a unique way to hold your ponytail together. Why settle for a plain old hair elastic when you can create a stylish braid to hold your ponytail? This style works best on medium to long hair and can be worn with a low ponytail in the middle of your backor as a half-up hairstyle.
Are you ready to try out some of these rad braids for yourself? You’ll never be bored with your hair again when you’re rocking one of these striking braids!
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