The Coolest Braided Hairstyles to Copy Now

When you’re stuck in a hair rut, no style is more versatile than a braid. There’s a variation for every length and texture, along with versions that’ll satisfy every skill level. We’ve found inspiration everywhere from our childhood school pictures (hello, pigtails!) to the most recent Fashion Week runways, which means that getting bored with this go-to look is almost impossible.

But beyond the many, many different ways you can wear a braid, what keeps us coming back for more is the simple fact that it keeps our hair tucked away and makes it less susceptible to damage. And what better time to take advantage of this than during a transitional weather season when we’re tempted to fight dryness and other weather-related woes with excess manipulation?

So, if you’re in need of new ideas, check out these braided looks; from the classics to the somewhat unattainable.

The look: French braids down each side with loose ends

The look: a fishtail-braid bun

The look: a low ponytail with braided accent

The look: a classic milkmaid braid

The look: messy pigtails

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The look: bone-straight hair with a braided halo

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The look: front cornrows into a side braid

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The look: short combo (fishtail and classic braid)

The look: braided space buns


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