Braids are to the hair game what a classic white tee is to fashion: absolutely essential.

Whether it’s for convenience or glam, we’ve all thrown our hair into a braid at some point in our lives. Ranging from a messy three-strand braid to a stunning fishtail side braid, our hair has ultimately seen it all.

We’ve been keeping an eye out for runway couture and street style and the verdict is in.

Here’s a round-up of five of our favorite braids this season that are sure to add a dose of spunk and edge to your style.

1. Crown Braids


Crown braids have been all the rage this season! We’ve been loving them because of their versatility and ease—whether you’re in the mood for a bold look or a soft, romantic getaway, crown braids can help you achieve it all.

The biggest complaint we’ve heard from women who have experimented with this style is the lack of hold. As the day progresses, crown braids that haven’t been done right begin to disintegrate and ultimately fall apart with stray tendrils hanging around all over the place.

The best way to avoid such a scenario is working with hair that hasn’t been freshly washed. Let three-four days pass before you give this style a shot to prevent slipping and ensure maximum friction for grip and hold.

Part your hair into two and braid each half into a regular three-strand braid. Secure the ends with a clear elastic. Once you’re done, pin each braid to the opposite side. Tug your braids to give them some texture and add fullness and viola! You’re done.

4. Classic Fishtail Braid

This is one of the very few hairstyles that is just as popular now as it was in the 90s.

While it may seem complicated from far, a fishtail braid really is one of the easiest braids after a traditional three-strand style. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be wearing it to everything from a casual grocery run to date night with your beau.

Learn how to achieve this look so it can quickly become your go-to.

3. High Braided Ponytail


What’s better than a high ponytail that shows off your stunning features, cheekbones and jawline while giving you a free facelift?

A high braided ponytail.

This style is perfect for those of you who have hair extensions as your braid will be long and voluminous. Style your braid with gold hair rings for a touch of goddess glam to your look.

2. Trendy Dutch Braids


Dutch braids have become the new crème de la crème of braids.

Apart from numerous sightings at fashion shows and on the streets of Houston, we’ve been seeing a lot of Dutch braid action amongst celebrities. Social media has caught on and we’ve all become hooked at this point!

Since this is a little more complex than simpler braids—albeit not much—we found the easiest tutorial online so you can rock this look at New Year’s Eve.

Apart from a fancy night out, Dutch braids are also the perfect accessory to rock this winter as you run errands for Christmas. Whatever the occasion, Dutch braids have got your back—both literally and metaphorically!

5. Braided Buns

Braided buns are another simple yet trendy style that have taken the hair industry by storm.

Start by sectioning your hair into two halves and creating two Dutch braids in the opposite direction. Instead of starting from your temple, you will be starting at the nape of your neck and working your way towards the top of your head.

Once you’ve reached the crown, secure each braid with a strong elastic hair tie. You can stop here and twist each braid into a bun for a simpler look.

For added glam and dimension, braid the remaining hair at the front until you reach the crown. Twist the two pairs of braids at each side of your head into a bun and voila! You have gorgeous braided buns that look stunning from the front and the back.

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