23 African Hair Braiding Styles We’re Loving Right Now

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11. Cornrow Braids

We’re always on the hunt for trendy African hair braiding styles, so we were pretty happy when we stumbled upon these pretty cornrow braids. For this look, the hair is styled into six long braids. There are also mini braids on either side of each one which creates a unique and trendy pattern. Hair like this is bold and easy to wear. You can recreate this or you can try adding accessories or try a different hair color. Ombre color would look amazing with a style like this.

Cornrow Braids

Source: @braided__

12. Chunky Braids with Triangle Parts

The next hairstyle features more must-have parting patterns. So, we have chunky and long African braids. Each braid also has mini braids with triangle parts. The hair is also finished off with gold accessories. We love everything about this style from the trendy triangles to the glam accessories. It is perfect for the ladies who want a stylish, fresh and beautiful hairdo.

13. Long African Braids

If you want hair that is easy to wear and that looks effortlessly gorgeous, then this is for you. Here we have long braids with a unique braided pattern. The mini pattern is stylish and quite subtle so it isn’t too over the top. So, it is great for the ladies who want to try something new without being too bold. Recreate the long braids or this style would look also beautiful in a shorter length such as a bob.

14. Braided Half Up Bun

This next hairstyle is another one of our favorites! Here we have braided hair with a few different elements. The front of the hair is styled into four big cornrows while the back of the hair is styled into jumbo box braids. All of the cornrows are also tied up to create a half bun style. If that wasn’t enough, the braids are also accessorized! It is a stunning and statement making style and you will give everyone hair envy if you recreate it.

15. Criss Cross Braids

Next, we have another beautiful braided pattern to show you. This time the braids have an intricate criss cross design. It is such a stunning and amazing hair idea, it looks like a work of art. Hair like this is stylish, easy to wear and it will suit everyone. You can recreate this or even try the pattern with a shorter braid length.

16. Braided Bob

Love the braided bobs? If so, you need to check this out! This version of the style features a long bob length and a beautiful braided pattern on one side of the head. This is a cute and pretty hairstyle. Try something similar or the hair can be even shorter. You can also use a different braided pattern on the side. The possibilities are endless with a stylish bob.

17. Ombre Braided Bun

If you are thinking about trying a beautiful braided bun, then this is for you. Here we have long and thin African braids that are styled into a high bun. As the braids are tied up, they show a stylish pattern underneath too. Not only that, but the braids have ombre color which gives the bun that trendy multi tone look. This is a pretty hairstyle that will suit any occasion. Recreate this or try a different hair color for the ombre.

Ombre Braided Bun

Source: @fancy_claws

18. Locs, Braids and Curls

We love this next hair idea! This look features different popular styles all in one! The hair is styled into beautiful braids, faux locs and curls. All of these elements create such an amazing hairstyle. It is just gorgeous and you can try this or you can try the hair in a shorter length. This will definitely glam up your look.

Braids Faux Locs and Curls

Source: @1755braids

19. Trendy Braids with Accessories

Next, we have more trendy braids to show you. Here we have long braids. Two braids are also crossed over too. Most of the braids are also accessorized with gold cords, cuffs and more. This is an edgy and beautiful hairstyle that is perfect for the ladies who like to stand out. Try a similar style or you can jazz it up with different accessories such as beads or even with a bold hair color.

20. Elegant Braided Updo

Looking for an elegant braided updo? If so, this is perfect for you! For this look, the hair is braided into a simple and chic pattern. The braids are also twisted and tied up to create a low and beautiful bun. This is a gorgeous hairstyle and it would be great for special occasions, weddings and parties. Keep it simple like this or you can add accessories such as pearls and flowers.

21. Layered Braids

If all the bold hair colors and trendy braided patterns are not for you, then you need to see this style. Here we have long African braids that are simple with a center parting. As you can see, the hair is so chic and easy to wear. This hairstyle will suit all ages and it will look amazing on everyone. It can also be dressed up or down. Hair like this is versatile and no-fuss. The style would look great in a shorter length as well.

22. Beautiful Multi Braid Pattern

The next hair idea features another stylish and beautiful braided pattern. The hair has chunky braids with mini braids in-between and they do create a cool zig zag style look. This is a bold, fun and trendy hairstyle. Recreate this or try wearing a new hair color. Blonde would look amazing with this braided hairstyle.

23. Long Cornrows

Last on our list of African hair braiding styles is this stunning cornrow look. The hair is braided into long and stylish cornrows that are worn to the side. It is a sleek, neat and stunning hair idea that will suit everyone. Try a similar style or you can try the look in a bright blonde color, that would be gorgeous. If recreating the style, keep the hair long for the wow factor.

We hope you have found a stunning braided hairstyle to try!

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