Different Styles of Braids & Their Names

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Hair braiding has long been a bonding tradition between girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters. It takes forever and it usually hurts, but the end result is so classically beautiful that it's always worth the work. Both traditional and youthful-looking, there is a style of braiding appropriate for just about every social occasion.

French Braids

  • French braids are one of the most popular braid types. This method involves weaving small chunks of hair on top of the main braid, which lays close to the scalp. The final result is a tidy and sophisticated look.

Herringbone Braids

  • Herringbone braids are thin, layered braids that use lots of small intertwined pieces of hair. These braids are named "herringbone braids" because the braid resembles the skeleton of a fish (but much prettier).

Lace Braids

  • Lace braids are simple braids that crown the head of the wearer in a half-moon shape, like a tiara.

Cornrows

  • Cornrows are small, tight braids that line up against the scalp, usually in symmetrical rows. Releasing cornrows after a day or two results in exceptionally curly hair.

Dutch Braids

  • Dutch braids are similar to French braids, except that the braid sits on top of the hair instead of under it. The final style tends to be looser and more relaxed-looking than a French braid.

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