26 Attractive African Braid Hairstyles

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Braids highlight a rich heritage in African hair fashion, giving a textured and intricate look to the hair. African braid hairstyles come in different varieties, from short styles molding to the head, to long styles that fall below the waist. Multiple braids patterning the head, give a distinctive look to African hairstyles. Women often choose braided styles that go with the shape of their face. Thick braids framing the cheeks and hanging down to the shoulders, give slender faces a fuller look.

Long braids draping one shoulder, add a sensuous touch to a woman’s style. Women with wide foreheads, often wear their braids away from the face, heightening the drama. Modern African hair fashion proudly blends tradition with the latest trends. Some women choose to razor a part of their head, and wear their braids on one side. Women also flaunt braids in wavy patterns that give a striking look to their head. Another interesting African style consists of winding the braids around the head to create a full bun. This formal hairstyle looks great on festive occasions. Thick braided styles dramatically frame the head, creating interesting profiles. Colorful accessories like beads add a cute arty look to braided hairstyles.

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Below Waist African Braids

Multiple braids fall below her waist, in this cute braided hairstyle. The side parting suits her slender face.

Below Waist African Braids

Below Waist African Braids

African Braids And Layers

The play of layers looks rich with this semi-razored hairstyle. The hair is side parted and braided with the curvy layers framing her face.

African Braids And Layers

African Braids And Layers

Braids Two Directions

The hairstyle consists of braids going in two directions. The high braided pony completes the look.

Braids Two Directions

Braids Two Directions

African Braids Colors

The long braids sensuously hang down her face, in this center parted hairstyle. The two colors of the braids look cool.

African Braids Colors

African Braids Colors

African Middle Parted Braids

The braids are separated by narrow spaces, patterning the head. A cute middle parted hairstyle.

African Middle Parted Braids

African Middle Parted Braids

Braids Neat

The stylish braided arrangement gives her a neat look. A few braids loop at the back of her head.

Braids Neat

Braids Neat

Braids Medium

The medium length braids curtain one of her shoulders. The freestyle look suits her funky persona.

Braids Medium

Braids Medium

Braids Richly African

The rich braided hairstyle gives a sensuous touch to her face. The braids hang down to her shoulders.

Braids Richly African

Braids Richly African

Braids Photography

The light and shade gives a fabulous look to this medium length braided hairstyle.

Braids Photography

Braids Photography

Braids Tucked Behind

The braids tucked behind her ears, come down to the shoulders. The traditional hairstyle opens up her face.

Braids Tucked Behind

Braids Tucked Behind

Braids African Spiky Fun

Spikes meet Afro braids, in this hairstyle idea. The spiky braids form a cluster around her face.

Braids African Spiky Fun

Braids African Spiky Fun

Braids African Sensuous Look

The long multiple braids sensuously hang below her shoulder. A sexy side parted hairstyle.

Braids African Sensuous Look

Braids African Sensuous Look

Long Braids African

The intricate braids hang down to her upper back, forming a cluster of curls. A rich Afro hairstyle.

Long Braids African

Long Braids African

Braid Curves African Style

The ends of the braids make a graceful curvy pattern, in this braided long pony hairstyle.

Braid Curves African Style

Braid Curves African Style

Elegant African Style

The jet-black hair gracefully frames her face. The narrow curls hang down her back.

Elegant African Style

Elegant African Style

African Braids Cap It

The braids are arranged as a square cap like structure on her head. A touch of gold adds elegance.

African Braids Cap It

African Braids Cap It

African Braids Frame

Thick braids frame one side of her face, and extend towards her back. A pretty Afro hairstyle.

African Braids Frame

African Braids Frame

Braids Hanging Down

The braids hang down her shoulder, covering a part of her face, in this sensuous hairstyle idea.

Braids Hanging Down

Braids Hanging Down

Braids African Top Bun

The braids are piled into a huge bun on top of the head. A dramatic Afro updo with braids.

Braids African Top Bun

Braids African Top Bun

Narrow African Braids Style

The narrow braids create a pattern as they hang down one shoulder. The braided hairstyle is elegant.

Narrow African Braids Style

Narrow African Braids Style

Cute African Braids

The hair is styled in multiple braids, curving along the top of her head. Colorful accessories deck up the braids.

Cute African Braids

Cute African Braids

Dark Curtain Afro Braids

The thick curtain made by the braids, gives her a dark and intense look. The braids cover her shoulders.

Dark Curtain Afro Braids

Dark Curtain Afro Braids

Shoulder Length Afro Braids

The Afro style shoulder length dreadlocks look cute. The hairstyle makes her face appear fuller.

Shoulder Length Afro Braids

Shoulder Length Afro Braids

Playing Waves Afro Braids

The braids make sensuous wavy patterns on her head. A few braids diagonally frame her forehead.

Playing Waves Afro Braids

Playing Waves Afro Braids

Very Short Afro Braids

The nearly razored head makes a smooth contrast with her short Afro braids. Spiky hair strands at the back, reach the nape.

Very Short Afro Braids

Very Short Afro Braids

Formal Braids Drama

The thick braids curve along her head, creating an interesting profile. An Afro hairstyle highlighting volume.

Formal Braids Drama

Formal Braids Drama

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