8 Must-Try Braided Hairstyles for a Fresh New Look
While mastering the art of hair braiding may not be a walk in the park, our fascination with its myriad variations persists. From the classic three-strand braid to intricate styles like the fishtail, French, Dutch, and rope braids, the possibilities are endless. The good news is that achievable braided hairstyles are possible, and we've curated a selection of our favorite options with input from experienced braid enthusiasts.
Milkmaid Braid: Milkmaid braids remain a timeless choice for several good reasons. They exude a charming and youthful appeal while being exceptionally simple to create, making them particularly ideal for individuals who struggle with intricate braiding techniques. To achieve this look, begin by dividing your hair into two equal sections and gently twist each section down to the ends. Subsequently, twist the two strands together and use a hair elastic to secure them at the tips. You can wear these twists as they are or pin them up for an alternative, clever, cute, and comfortable milkmaid braid style! Try the milkmaid braid look with Camilla, our stunning wig with beautiful loose curls.
French Braid: French braids represent a timeless hairstyle that's making appearances everywhere, from your closest friend's wedding to the glitzy red carpet events. The French braid essentially adds an extra step to the fundamental braiding. There's a twist – each time you cross a side strand over the middle strand, you incorporate additional hair from that side of your head. This pattern continues until you reach the nape of your neck, where you conclude with a regular braid. Explore our best-selling Crystiana, featuring a stunning blonde hue that's perfect for creating elegant French braids.
Dutch Braid: Dutch braids are practically everywhere! Although Dutch braids are sometimes mistaken for French braids, these two styles are actually distinct. When crafting a Dutch braid, you cross the side sections of hair beneath the middle strand, unlike the French braid where they go over it. This technique creates a noticeable three-dimensional effect, with the braid prominently showcased on top of the hairstyle. It's also commonly known as a "reverse braid" or an "inside-out braid." Alice, showcasing a warm-toned blonde shade, is the perfect choice for achieving Dutch braids with style.
Halo Braid: A hairstyle we absolutely adore, striking a perfect balance between fun and chic, is the halo braid. This style involves crafting a Dutch braid into a loop that resembles a halo and adding gently curled strands to the mix. When you sport this look, you'll radiate an angelic charm that's simply enchanting. Pair this stunning style with our Barbie Look 3, known for its captivating buttermilk blonde shade. Or you can try the style with Vivian, our rooty beige blonde human hair wig.
Bubble Braid: Bubble braids offer a more straightforward approach compared to traditional braids. Instead of intertwining three hair sections to create a braid, all you require are one or more ponytails, a handful of small hair elastics, and the appropriate hair-smoothing products. Although they may not be the most long-lasting braiding option, bubble braids present a delightful and playful method to refresh your hairstyle. Rock this unique hairstyle with Victoria-Romantic Wave, our natural black wig with bangs.
Waterfall Braid: The waterfall braid is an ideal choice for special occasions like proms or weddings, as well as any day when you want to feel exceptionally fabulous. Interested in mastering the art of a waterfall braid with curls? Give it a try with our top-selling product, Chase, the brown ombre wig with gorgeous waves. It's a notch above the standard French braid, and it's sure to elevate your look.
Fishtail Braid: The fishtail braid stands out as one of the most iconic braid styles in existence, and the best part is, it's incredibly simple to execute! To craft a fishtail braid, start by dividing your hair evenly into two sections. Next, select a half-inch section from the outer part of one of the sections and cross it over and across, incorporating it into the inner part of the opposite section. Continue repeating this procedure on the other side. Try a Hairvivi lace front wig such as Jessie, a loose wave wig with light brown highlights, or Jasmine, a wavy lace front wig.
Braided Ponytail: Alternatively, you can opt for a simple and polished approach by styling a ponytail that appears completely natural. To achieve a sleek look and manage any stray hairs without making it appear overly styled, simply apply a small amount of pomade to your hands and work it into your hair as you create the ponytail base. Next, divide your ponytail into two sections to initiate the fishtail braiding process. Take a small strand of hair from one side and cross it over to merge with the other side. Continue this alternating pattern, crossing strands back and forth, for approximately an inch down the length of your ponytail.
Braided hairstyles are a great way to switch up your look and add some creativity to your hair routine. Whether you're going for a casual or formal look, there's a braided hairstyle that's perfect for you. And to make things even better, Hairvivi is celebrating our 7th anniversary with a special sale! Use the code HAPPY40 to get $40 off your purchase. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to upgrade your hair game and celebrate with us.