New: 25 Best Braided Hairstyles For Girls

New 25 Best Braided Hairstyles For Girls

You have beautiful long locks and want to experiment with various styles of braids. If we guessed that right, then this post on braided hairstyles for girls may leave you mesmerized with the variety of options you have. Yes, there are plenty of ways to style your braid.

Dutch braid, fishtail braid, rope-twisted braid, French braid… ah, looks like the list is endless. And if you are fascinated by these trendy braid hairstyles for girls of all ages, then MomJunction is here with 25 easy and beautiful hairstyles that you can try.

Braided Hairstyles For Girls With Long Hair

We know how much care and effort you put in maintaining your long tresses. Styling them the right way will enhance their value. Here are some fun, braided hairstyles for your Cinderella-long tresses.

1. Braided updo

1. Braided updo

Easy, messy, stylish! Try this cute hairstyle and rock your day.

How to style it
  • Brush your hair and detangle it.
  • Take a portion of the hair from the right side and braid it to the tip.
  • Once done, loosen the braid by pulling out the sides, as shown in the image above.
  • Now take a section of the hair from the top of the head and tease it slightly with a teasing comb.
  • Secure this section into a half bun at the back.
  • Now bring the braid and tuck it into this half bun-half pony using a bobby pin.
  • Pull out a small section of hair from the front right side to frame the face.
  • Set the hairstyle with a setting spray.

2. Semi milkmaid braids

2. Semi milkmaid braids

This hairstyle is ideal for straight-haired girls, but the others can try too.

How to style it
  • Comb and detangle your hair.
  • Take a section of your hair from the right side and braid it. Do the same on the left side too.
  • Now, take each of these braids to the opposite side and secure them with a bobby pin as shown in the picture.
  • Brush down the remaining portion of the hair and tame the flyaways with a setting spray.

3. Twisty braided bun

3. Twisty braided bun

Running late but want to make your hair look gorgeous? Then this hairdo is just for you.

How to style it
  • Brush and detangle your hair. Neatly comb it till the tips and part from the center.
  • Divide three sections on each side as shown in the reference image.
  • Twist each of the six sections to appear like a twisty braid.
  • Take each of these sections and wrap it like a bun at the bottom, each section overlapping the other.
  • To give it a voluminous look, loosen the twisty braids slightly without going in any particular order. Ensure you do not loosen them too much.
  • Secure all the loose ends with u-pins.

4. Bun-braid-bun

4. Bun-braid-bun

Confused? Don’t worry, it’s not even nearly as complicated as it sounds.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair and pull it all up into a high ponytail.
  • Divide the ponytail into two uneven sections. Wrap the thicker section into a bun and secure it with a u-pin.
  • Braid the thinner section till the tip.
  • Now wrap the braided section around the bun, as shown in the image.
  • Secure the bun with u-pins.

5. Bubble braid

5. Bubble braid

Style this braid in less than five minutes.

How to style it
  • Brush your hair thoroughly.
  • Pull it all up into a high ponytail and secure with a nice hair-tie.
  • Leave about two inches gap from the first hair-tie and place another.
  • Repeat the same process as shown in the image, depending on the length of your hair. And you are all set!

6. Pull-through braid bun

6. Pull-through braid bun

This hairstyle is perfect when you want a big voluminous bun.

How to style it
  • Brush your hair and detangle thoroughly.
  • Comb your hair upwards and make a high pony.
  • Divide three sections from the pony as shown in the image.
  • Pick one section and first secure a hair-tie two inches away from the pony. Now, make a hole between both hair-ties and pull the remaining portion of the pony through it and place a hair-tie. Once again, place another hair-tie two inches away from the last hair-tie, make a hole between them both and pull out the remaining pony through it. Keep repeating the same process until you reach the tip of the hair.
  • Following the previous step, braid the remaining two sections also into a pull-through manner.
  • Now take all the three sections and wrap them into a bun, one after the other.
  • Secure any loose ends with u-pins.

7. Side big braid

7. Side big braid

Rock this look in three simple steps that take not more than a couple of minutes.

How to style it
  • Neatly comb your hair and remove knots if any.
  • Take a section of the hair from one side and braid it regularly. Secure the end into the remaining hair with a bobby pin.
  • Pull the braid stitches and loosen it gently to give it a voluminous look.
  • Adorn the braid with flowers if you desire.

8. Twisty bubble dual braids

8. Twisty bubble dual braids

This hairstyle is sure to make heads turn but may take a little practice to master it.

How to style it
  • Comb and detangle your hair, ensuring there are no knots.
  • Now divide the hair on your crown into three sections.
  • Make a pony with the center section and one pony right below it.
  • Braid the sections on the left and right, as shown in the image.
  • Now make two partitions in the top pony, and pull through the side braids from under it. Also, pull the pony at the bottom through it. Refer the image for easy understanding.
  • Tie with a hair-tie, and repeat the above step till the bottom while securing with the hair-tie after every pull.
  • Brush the loose hair neatly to draw attention to your stylish twisty bubble braid.

9. Knotted braid pony

9. Knotted braid pony

Try this uber-cool hairdo for your next date or outing with friends.

How to style it
  • Brush your hair thoroughly.
  • Take two strands of hair from the left side of the crown and two from the right.
  • Make two braids on each side until the middle length of the hair and secure with hair-ties.
  • Bring them together and secure them with hair-ties as shown in the picture.
  • Now take the remaining portion of the hair and make a pony out of it.
  • Refer the image and use the knotted braid’s remaining hair to wrap around the pony. Secure the end with a u-pin.

10. Waterfall lace braid

10. Waterfall lace braid

This is ideal for long-haired girls who want to experiment.

How to style it
  • To make the waterfall braid, take the top section of the hair closest to your crown’s hairline and cross it over the middle (letting it hang).
  • Take the bottom strand and cross it over the new strand in the middle. Leave the strand, creating a waterfall effect.
  • Now repeat the crossing of top and bottom pieces over each other once again.
  • Once you reach the center of the head, braid the remaining hair normally.
  • Braid all the waterfall strands till the tip.
  • Now, join each of these waterfall braids to the first braid made, as shown in the image. Adjust the braids to suit your desire or leave it as it is. Set the entire look with a setting spray.

11. Rose braided bun

11. Rose braided bun

Roses look pretty, and what if you can make one out of your hair? If that sounds exciting, try this pretty hairdo.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair and tame the baby hair, making it look neat.
  • Now gather all the hair around the crown area and tie it in a low pony.
  • Using the upper portion of this pony, make a central partition. Pull the pony through it as shown in the image.
  • Braid the hair and loosen the braid stitches.
  • Wrap this braid into a rose flower bun and secure it with a u-pin.

12. Crown braid

12. Crown braid

This hairstyle can take many forms. If your hair is straight, curly, wavy, or has a rippled texture, this hairdo will look different on each type of hair.

How to style it
  • Start with brushing your hair from root to tip.
  • Now start braiding your hair from one corner of the crown and reach the other corner.
  • The trick is to include strands from above the braid at every stitch.
  • Now loosen the braid to give it a voluminous look.
  • Secure the end of the braid with a bobby pin.

13. French bubble pigtails

13. French bubble pigtails

Not very easy but worth the effort as French bubble pigtails look super cute.

How to style it
  • Comb the hair thoroughly and divide it into two equal sections, using a middle partition.
  • Now take a small section of the hair and secure it with a hair-tie like a pony at the crown.
  • At a distance of about an inch place another hair-tie.
  • Now pull a strand of hair from the left out hair, bringing it from between these two hair-ties. Repeat the same on both the left and right sides of the braid.
  • Continue this process till you reach the nape of the neck, and from below that continue to braid the hair in a regular way.
  • Once done, loosen the braid stitches gently. This gives it a bubble appearance, as shown in the image.
  • Repeat the same steps on the other side too.

14. Braided u-bun

14. Braided u-bun

Perfect for sports or when you want to hit the gym, and your hair has to remain intact.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair thoroughly from root to tip and detangle the knots, if any.
  • Using a tail comb, divide the hair into two sections from the center of the crown to the nape of the neck.
  • Start braiding from one side of the hair. As shown in the image, take one strand from the center and two from each side of the hair. Pull the left side from under and right side over the middle strand.
  • Once the nape of the neck is reached, braid the rest of the hair in a regular manner.
  • Repeat the same technique on the other side too.
  • Once both the braids are completed, you may either leave them like that or cross them over each other to form a u-bun.
  • Secure both ends with u-pins.

15. Reverse braided cinnamon buns

15. Reverse braided cinnamon buns

There is no right or wrong in braids. If you can go forwards, you may go reverse as well. If that was too much information, let’s hop right into the steps to achieve this look.

How to style it
  • Comb thoroughly from root to the tips of the hair.
  • Now divide the hair into two equal sections from the center to the nape.
  • Start braiding the hair from the bottom like a French braid.
  • Once you reach the top of the head, wrap this braid around like space cinnamon buns. Secure it with a u-pin.
  • Repeat the same technique on the other side of the hair too as shown in the image.

16. Voluminous festive braid

16. Voluminous festive braid

This braided hairstyle is a voluminous updo ideal for festive and party looks.

How to style it
  • Thoroughly comb your hair and tame the baby hair or flyways, if any.
  • Now take two strands of your hair from each side, and secure with a hair-tie as shown in the image.
  • Pulling two new strands of the hair from under the hair, bring it over the first pony and secure it with a hair-tie. Follow the image for easy reference.
  • Now repeat the same process till the nape of your neck.
  • Braid your hair normally for the remaining portion.
  • In this step, gently pull out the braid stitches, giving it a voluminous look.
  • Adorn the pretty braid with floral accessories or embellished beads.

17. Hippie braid

17. Hippie braid

Try this simple braid when you are attending a beach party or a music concert.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair thoroughly.
  • As shown in the picture, take a section of the hair from one side of the head above the ear.
  • Braid this section of your hair horizontally till the tip.
  • Now run it across your forehead and secure with a bobby pin it above the opposite ear.

18. Twisty Dutch braided bun

18. Twisty Dutch braided bun

Perfect updo when you are wearing a fancy gown or feeling princess-like.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair thoroughly.
  • Wear an elastic head-band like a crown.
  • Divide your hair into three sections.
  • Take the middle section and tuck your hair into the elastic band like a bun.
  • Take the left and right sections of the hair and twist them up to the tip.
  • Now wrap the bun around with these twisty braids and secure with bobby pins.
  • You may leave it like that or accessorize with flowers or beads.

7 Braided Hairstyles For Girls With Short Hair

Who said braids are only for girls with long hair? There are some simple and trendy braided hairstyles for girls with short hair too.

19. Side braids and a bun

19. Side braids and a bun

Let’s begin with this simple updo, which requires minimal effort.

How to style it
  • Comb your hair neatly from root to tip.
  • Leaving two sections on the right and left, take all your hair and tie it up in a bun. Use a hair donut to add volume to your bun.
  • Braid the two sections left aside in the previous step.
  • Now bring these two braids close and tuck them into the bun using u-pins.
  • Adorn your bun with accessories or leave it as it is.

20. Messy ponytail

20. Messy ponytail

You can rock this messy ponytail when your hair is short. Ready to try?

How to style it
  • Comb your hair and detangle it thoroughly.
  • Create a puff at the crown and make a high pony with the same hair, as shown in the image.
  • Add another section of hair from either sides to the above pony and secure with another hair-tie.
  • Add two sections each from left and right to the above ponies by pulling them through the second pony.
  • Repeat the same until you reach the tip of your hair.
  • Pull the hair out gently, to give it a bubble braid effect.
  • Accessorize your braid with bows, ribbons, beads, or floral embellishments.

21. Two-way braided top bun

21. Two-way braided top bun

This look accentuates your style both from the back and the front of your face.

How to style it
  • Comb and detangle your hair from the root to the tip.
  • Divide the hair into two halves, above and below the ear-to-ear line respectively.
  • Now braid the top portion of the hair backward and bottom portion in a reverse manner in the upward direction. Follow the image for reference.
  • Join both the braids together at the top and twist them into a bun.
  • Accessorize the bun with real or faux flowers to make it look extra pretty.

22. Five roses bun

22. Five roses bun

Yes, one rose is never enough.

How to style it
  • Brush your hair from root to tip. Detangle the knots if any.
  • Make five sections behind your head and braid them till the tips. Secure the braids with hair-ties.
  • Gently loosen each braid to add volume.
  • Start curling each braid up into a bun and secure with u-pins.
  • Once all the five braids are secured up, your gorgeous five roses bun is ready to be flaunted.

23. French braid with a Dutch twist

23. French braid with a Dutch twist

France meets the Netherlands in this funky hairdo.

How to style it
  • Detangle your hair.
  • Starting at the hairline, gather three sections and start off with a regular braid.
  • Now, when you reach the third stitch of your regular braid, gather additional hair from head’s right and left side respectively and join the same with braid.
  • Leave a small strand of hair on the left side.
  • When you reach the nape, braid normally till you reach the tip.
  • You can leave the braid like that or fold it up and hold it with a hair-tie.
  • Pull out a small strand from the left side of the hair under the ear and twist it firmly. Use this twisted strand to secure the end of the French braid joining them together with a bobby pin.

24. Diagonal weaving braid

24. Diagonal weaving braid

Weave your hair into this magical and stylish updo.

How to style it
  • Starting from the left portion of the hair, braid small strands. Take a single strand and run it over another strand horizontally. Now pick another strand and pull it over vertically.
  • Repeat the same process till you reach the diagonal bottom and secure it temporarily with a clip.
  • Now, perform the same weaving technique on the other side of the hair too.
  • Join the two ends at an intersection and secure them with a hair-tie.
  • Set the hairstyle with a setting spray.

25. Twisted fishtail braid

25. Twisted fishtail braid

Fishtail braids look beautiful, no matter what the occasion or season is.

How to style it
  • Fishtails are usually made at the backside of the head, but let’s try this front side braid.
  • Comb your hair to one side of the head.
  • Take two sections of the hair. While holding these two sections, grab a third section from the right side of the hair. Pull this third section over the two sections, running from the middle and connect it to the braid.
  • Repeat the same process by taking a strand from the left side of the hair.
  • While alternating sides of the hair, try to finger-comb each strand before weaving it into the fishtail braid.
  • Finish the entire braid performing the same techniques. Ensure the braid is tightly weaved, leaving no loose ends.
  • Once the braid is completed, secure the end with a hair-tie.
  • To give it a Boho look, loosen the stitches of the braid gently.
  • Comb the rest of the hair with a regular brush and set the entire look with a hair-setting spray.

Braiding your hair helps in retaining the natural moisture on the scalp, protects from split ends, and keeps your head cool. Moreover, it is much easier to deal with braided hair than that left loose. Isn’t it?

What is your favorite braided style? Let us know in the comments section below.

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