Best Braided Hairstyles on Instagram

Is it your fifth day wearing a top knot? Have your pin straight locks gotten boring?

Wearing your signature look can get dull pretty quickly.

Image via @kail_soul and @crowezilla

When I am in a hair funk, I always turn to Instagram. Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration. With just a simple hashtag search, you can unveil millions of amazing hairstyles perfect for your hair texture. One of my favorite tags to search on the ‘gram is for braided hairstyles.

Braids are amazing because they are a protective style. They can help protect your hair from harsh weather like the bitter winds of winter. They aid in hair growth. Plus, braids look amazing. With intricate patterns and decorative beads, there’s bound to be a braided look that will fit your unique style.

If you are in need of a little “hair-spiration,” keep scrolling for some stunning images of braided hairstyles. I promise that these images will encourage you to call your hairstylist immediately.

1.  Who says you can’t be elegant with box braids? Amara La Negra is always serving iconic beauty.

Image via @amaralanegraaln

2.  Zolee’s braided buns are the ultimate balance of sporty and sweet.

Image via @zolee_g

3.  Face-framing braids and a pop of color are a perfect dynamic duo

Image via @pauleoue

4. There’s nothing like protecting your natural curls with your girls. This image from Drea M. is a visual representation of  #squadgoals.

Image via @baddiesnbraids

5.  This braided look is totally a vibe.

Image via @totianamonay

6.  Are you getting “Don’t Touch My Hair” vibes like I am?

Image via @thevoltariver

7.  Asiyami radiates in her chicly pulled back hairstyle.

Image via @asiyami_gold

8.  Forget Rapunzel! These french braids tell a fairytale of their own.

Image via @afropunk

9.  Ciara is killing the braids game with these extra long locks.

Image via @ciara

10.  Keeping cool has never looked so effortless.

Image via @freddieharrel

Which braided hairstyle is your favorite? Share your pick with us in the comments below!

Alexis Atkins

Alexis Atkins graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in fashion marketing and management. When she’s not producing content for Kontrol Magazine, you can find her scrolling through YouTube for new web series to watch, taste-testing new recipes in her kitchen or searching the vintage racks to add unique pieces to her closet. For more follow her on Instagram @StyleFromAlexis.

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