20 Elaborate Braid Designs You'll Want To Try In 2017

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Nikki Brown
Dec, 02, 2016 4:04 PM UTC

This woman elevated her chestnut brown braids by styling into a high ponytail. 

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This beautiful mohawk is proof that sometimes, the teeniest braids can make a huge impact. 

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This fishtail braid looks expert level, thanks to the blonde strands. 

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These criss-cross goddess braids are super regal. 

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Now, this is how you upgrade a basic ponytail. 

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This intricate design leaves room for her natural texture to shine through--love it! 

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This braided style looks breathtaking from every angle. 

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This regal bun is the perfect mix of braids and twists. 

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Who says you can't have braids and beautiful curls at the same time?

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These purple plaits are worthy of your obsession. 

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This jumbo braid styled into a high ponytail is epic! And it definitely reminds us of the look sported by Beyonce at this year's TIDAL concert. 

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A touch of red and wavy-patterned braids take this look to the next level. 


These side swept mini braids are stunning. 


Sleek goddess braids are always a good choice! 

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This braided ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for a gal who's always on the go. 

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We're getting serious mermaid vibes from these beautiful blue braids. 


Wear your crown proudly with this genius hairstyle that combines braids and curls. 

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These blonde braids are definitely a must if you love rose gold anything. 

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Look close and you can see the perfect brown shade of her goddess braids. 

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Jet black braids always look fierce. 

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