Braided Hairstyles for Women of All Ages

Elegant Braided Hairstyles + Cute Ideas and Tips | For more hair braiding styles check out the full braids category.

French Braids

Single Frenchback into Round Braid

This is a very versatile look with the braid going well with just about any outfit, and the style holds well for sports, cheerleading, and dance. You can even choose to wrap the braid into a bun for a very beautiful updo!

Reverse French Front

A month or so ago we posted the Lauren Conrad French Front hairstyle video tutorial. Since that time, many of our followers have asked that I provide a tutorial for this same hairdo, but in reverse (outtie) or Dutch braiding style…

Double-Frenchbacks into High Pony

This easy pony hairstyle incorporates a pullback {pompadour} on top and French-braided sides that are brought up with the remaining hair into a high ponytail…

Double French Braid and Twist

This would be a perfect 2nd-day hairstyle if you had braids or curls in your hair from the previous day.  It is so simple to do, as long as you know how to French Braid, and will certainly have people asking you how you did it!

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Fishtail Braids

Fancy Fishtail Updo

Today were sharing a simple and very elegant undo. It’s Homecoming season so hopefully this gives you another option to consider this year.  We call it the Fancy Fishtail Updo! This is one I know you will love as it is so simple!  I like to wear it with a pair….

Stacked Side Braid

Have you ever heard of a stacked side braid?  Have you ever tried a stacked side braid?  I love this braid and I think it is such a statement braid!Watch the video for tips on fishtail braiding on yourself.  Hopefully it will help if you have struggled with fishtails….

Rope Twist Combo Braid

Summer is here!  We are always looking for hairstyles that keep the hair off the neck during those Hot Summer Days!  This hairstyle uses a rope twist, 3 strand braid, and a fishtail braid.  I love this combo because it has a beautiful, soft boho look!

DIY Double Bubble Fishtail

Learn how to create the Double Bubble Fishtail Braid in just a few minutes! It’s so pretty and unique, people will be asking how you did it everywhere you go! We’ve shown you bubble braid combos, but this tutorial shows a new technique using windows! It’s a totally different look you will love…

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Dutch Braids

Side Dutch Braid Combo

School is just around the corner!  We wanted to share a few new styles for Back to School!  We’re starting this year off with the Side Dutch Braid Combo.For this beautiful hairstyle we show you how to create a combo including; a dutch braid, a hair wrap and …

3-in-1 Double Dutch Braids

I’m in love with build-able hairstyles right now. A build-able hairstyle is basically a number of hairstyles that build upon each other.  To get to the second hairstyle, you have to finish the first hairstyle and so on… I really love build-able hairstyles because everyone has days where you start …

How to Create a Dutch Loop Braid

This week’s tutorial is for what we call the Dutch Loop Braid. This isn’t a new hairstyle, but is very beautiful… one that we wanted to learn and teach you today! {I’ve most recently seen a variation from our friend Maya Heart Hairstyles on Instagram.} What I love about this…

How to Create a Dutch Starburst Braid

For this hairstyle tutorial, we will be showing you how to create a Dutch Starburst Braid. This is a variation of a braid that has been around for awhile. In fact, in March 2013 we showed you how to do a French Starburst Braid with a very similar look. We …

Knotted Braids

How to Create a Knotted Braid Tieback

During the past five years, we have shown you how to use knots in hairstyles several times, but this is a first for us using them in a tieback.For today, Brooklyn and I will show you how to create a knotted braid tieback {yes, with me wearing a Marvel Avengers….

Knotted Pullback

Nobody loves a simple hairstyle more than me! In fact, the best thing about these 3-minute styles is that they are simply “different enough” to grab people’s attention and generate lots of compliments without taking lots of time to create! This hairstyle uses a simple knotting technique that is easy…

The Knotted Headband

I always appreciate when our fans email links or photos of hairstyles I have not seen previously. This knotted headband style was emailed to us by a fan and we really loved the look of it! It looks complex, but if you know how to…

Chinese Staircase Braid

In this tutorial we will show you how to create the Chinese Staircase Braid. This braid has been on our “To Do” list for several years.  We wanted to teach this to you so you can add it to your braid arsenal and impress your friends and family! We first…

Lace Braids

How to Create a Lace Fishtail Bun

Today we are going to show you how to create a Lace Fishtail Bun combo.  We were inspired to film this from a photo posted by a friend on Instagram, HairByJakky, several weeks ago. Super Cute! If you can fishtail braid, you can do this hairstyle!  We added a single French-back on…

Upward Lace Braid and #ShareTheGift Nativity Feature

This week’s tutorial uses a Lace Braid, only instead of adding hair only into the top, as we’ve shown you in several tutorials, you only add hair into the bottom! The effect that this braid gives you is a “faux waterfall braid” look, only no hair actually falls through the…

Boho Lace Tieback

This week’s hairstyle uses a similar technique as our Lace Braided Heart, only our purpose here is to highlight the front parting of the hair and not so much the back. That is why we show you today how to create a Boho Lace Tieback, a bohemian chic and hippie-ish hairstyle…

How to create a Lace-Rolled Updo

Time for another beautiful updo hairstyle! It is Summer, and it is hot, and we are always looking for ways to pull the hair off of our necks! Today we are going to show you how to create a Lace-Rolled Updo! Yes, this hairstyle has an elegant look, with Lace…

Faux Braids

How to Create a Faux Fishtail Crown Braid

I think that this Faux Fishtail Braid Crown is absolutely stunning! We’ve shown you how to use this faux braiding technique in one of our very first hairstyle tutorials from six years ago, as part of our Daddy ‘Do series where Shaun does the hair. The point is, this type of faux…

Twist Faux Braid

For today’s hairstyle tutorial, we will be teaching you how to create a Twist Faux Braid, a perfect braid for a Greek or Roman Goddess! This style was requested by my daughter Brooklyn…

Faux French Braid

I learned this Faux French Braid last month, from a friend here in TX, whose 10-yr old daughter wore it that day. To me, the braid looked a lot like a French Braid, but the stitching looked a bit different so I knew it couldn’t be. When my friend finally showed me…

DIY Faux Waterfall Headband

Since Bailey has cheer in the mornings, and early-morning seminary before that, she has to get up at 4:45 am to get ready for school.  As such, she’s become a master at quick and easy hairstyles, and this DIY Faux Waterfall Braid Headband is one she absolutely loves! This hairstyle is one…

Bow Braids

Half-up Bow Combo

Half-up hairstyles like this one are very popular right now. This one happens to use a regular 3-strand braid, a fishtail braid, and a hair bow. Inspiration for this braid came from my friend @n.stark on Instagram. I actually saw her style photo in a magazine and fell in love…

Diagonal Bow Braid

In May 2012, we posted our Bow Braid tutorial which was a hit, with now nearly 4.3 million views! In that video, we showed you how to create the basic bows in a French braid, and showed you various live examples on my other girls of hairstyles where you can…

Bow Braid Headband

We were surprised to see The Bow Braid do so well in only one week’s time! In that video, we showed you several other ways to incorporate the bows into five separate hairstyles. Today, I decided to show you how to do a Bow Braid hairstyle on yourself…

Diagonal Bow Braid

In May 2012, we posted our Bow Braid tutorial which was a hit, with now nearly 4.3 million views! In that video, we showed you how to create the basic bows in a French braid, and showed you various live examples on my other girls of hairstyles where you can…

Messy Braids

Five {5} Strand Messy Braid

I am a HUGE fan of messy braid hairstyles, and you can see them pretty much anywhere right now in movies, on TV, in magazines, etc. They are so popular that we decided to give you the 5-Strand Messy Braid tutorial today! When you braid hair, whatever the braid variation…

How to Create a Messy Split Fishtail

I’ve been receiving requests on FB, Twitter, email, etc, for today’s hairstyle from viewers everywhere. It’s likely been our most requested hairstyle to date! {You’ll understand why if you’ve seen the many photos of this style floating around on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.} Today, we will be showing you how…

Waterfall Braids

3-in-1 Cascading Waterfall | Build-able Hairstyle

Today we have not 1 but 3 great hairstyles to show using a Waterfall Braid.  Abby loves this option for several reasons.  First, it’s Gorgeous!  Second, it’s great to cover crazy flyaways.  Last, it looks way more complicated than it is.Option #1- Cascade Waterfall This is such a beautiful and…

Waterfall Twist Combo

One of the best things about braiding hair, is that once you understand the basics, you can create all kinds of combination hairstyles!  Today I will teach you this beautiful Waterfall Twist Combo, using both a waterfall twist and a standard dutch braid. My little Rylan who turns 11 this…

The Knotted Waterfall Braid

Today we are going to teach you the Knotted Waterfall, a faux waterfall braid that has a very cute and unique look. Inspiration for this hairstyle came from a photo tagged by viewers Ellie and Abby, asking for a video tutorial of a braid they saw from a hair4mybeans original…

How to Create a Loop Waterfall Braid

Do you love the Waterfall Braid? Today we are going to teach you how to create this beautiful Loop Waterfall Braid that is sure to get you compliments all day. A week or so ago, one of our viewers, Bethany, emailed us a photo of this hairstyle that she found on Pinterest and it…

Side Braids

Clip-In Hair Extensions for a Side Dutch Braid

If you love big braids but your hair is medium length or a bit on the thin side, this post is for you. Typically when you use clip-in hair extensions they are placed horizontally across the back and sides of your head. If you’ve been following my posts here on…

Beautiful Combo Side Braid

This beautiful combo side braid can be as simple or as fancy as you want. One thing is for sure, you will turn heads and get lots of compliments! To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG…

DIY Dutch Side Braid

With Halloween now past us, its time to get back to realistic hairstyles!  In honor of the upcoming movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 that releases this month, we have decided to do a DIY Dutch Side Braid inspired by a style worn by Prim in the sequel. DIY Dutch…

Triple Lace Side Twists and Bonus Video by Twins

Bailey is becoming quite the little hairstylist, always trying new things out on her own! This past week, Bailey tried out this twist hairstyle and received compliments from her friends on it several times. I noticed the style even though she did not actually come up to me and show…

What you need to know about this page
  • All of these beautiful styles can be used for girls and women of all ages. These are not just kids braids.
  • Most of these braided hairstyles are easy to do even if you are not experienced and even for little girls.