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6 Braid Trends That You Must Try This Spring

Get inspired by these standout looks! 

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By Bukky Ojeifo · April 6, 2017

We’ve never subscribed to the notion that rocking braids and cornrows are “unacceptable” and only to be worn at home.

Thankfully, more men and women are blessing our social timelines with new ways to reinvent and celebrate the classic look!  

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Keep reading to see which variations are going to be coveted by everyone this spring and summer! You may just be inspired to switch up your look. 



This look was highlighted back in February as one of the hairstyles that caught our eye during NYFW's Fall 2017 season! We particularly loved how this style modernized the classic french braids by serving up some natural hair magic at the ends. 

Ilya S. Savenok

This trend gives a new meaning to "it's all in the details!" Intricate braid art takes a classic style and adds unique detailing to take the style up a couple of notches!


Pro Tip: Keep your detailed braids moisturized by incorporating a hair sheen into your daily maintenance routine, such as the Amla Silkening Oil Mist.

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Per usual, Beyoncé has us all getting our lives with the braid styles she served this past winter. And we're pretty sure everyone will be copying them for spring. 

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As fabulous as these braided styles can be, they tend to be heavy and can cause stress on our hairlines if worn for extended periods of times. Stick to rocking one of these styles for about 4 weeks and after, select a new one that doesn't pull as much. 

John Lamparski

 2017 Festival season is literally around the corner and if you are looking to make an extra jazzy statement with your hair, try out the "hair ribbon" trend.  It will take your braids or cornrows to the next level. Let's just say we are already obsessed! Pro Tip: Select a braid rope fabric, such as satin, that won't dry out your hair or cause too much friction against your strands. Find materials at your local craft store, such as Michaels!


Thought piercings and hoops were just for your ears? Nope! Braided rings are in and add extra spice to your hair! Pro Tip: We don't recommend sleeping with hair rings overnight. Not only can they be a safety hazard; they can potentially damage your hair and pull it out. Take them out daily and try out new ways to adorn them daily.

Taylor Hill

You can shop them at your local beauty supply store or online. These feather embellishments are perfect for festival season! 

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This one is for the fellas! More and more, guys are opting to grow out their hair, but not the traditional way we are used to seeing them. They are sprucing up their looks by adding cool braid designs that will have the ladies doing double takes.

Frazer Harrison

Pro Tip: To help the cornrows look extra sleek and last longer, use a firm hold gel or edge control to ensure a sleek look! 

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