Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

by Friday, July 15, 2016

We already know that long hairstyles for women give you lots of different options—up-dos, half-ups, flowy hair. But right now, braids are the go-to hairstyle for women of every age, for any occasion. Read on for 21 braids to get you started on this trend.

Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

Step Up Your Braiding Game With These Hairstyles

 

Being able to do so many different braids is arguably the best thing about having long hair. Especially now that braids are some of the trendiest long hairstyles for women right now, flowing hair is a blessing. So braiding isn’t just for young girls anymore—there’s a whole range of flirty, feminine long hairstyles for women that incorporate braids.

Explore everything from braided up-dos for your big wedding day, to chic half-ups for date night, and even Coachella-ready braids. Just keep scrolling!

 

1. Double Twist Fishtail

Double Twist Fishtail | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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When you feel like doing girly long hairstyles for women, try out this double twist fishtail. It’s a light half-up braid that will still show off your long locks.

 

2. Double Dutch Braid Bun

Double Dutch Braid Bun | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Attending a garden wedding? This double dutch braid bun is a summery hairstyle that’s perfect for outdoor weddings or summer brunches.

 

3. Loose Braided Up-Do

Wearing braids on your wedding day? Yes, it’s possible. This loose braided up-do looks like the perfect wedding up-do, but look closer and you’ll see subtle braids on the sides.

 

4. Game Of Thrones Braid

Game Of Thrones Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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The women of “Game Of Thrones” are some of today’s hottest beauty and hair icons. Who can resist long, natural waves and those super cute braids?

 

5. Bohemian Side Braid

Braids are a boho chic must-have. This laid-back Bohemian side braid will go great with your favorite sundress or a cute floral romper. StyleCaster has a guide to wearing rompers.

 

6. Pigtail Braid

Pigtail Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Up for challenging long hairstyles for women? This pigtail braid is for you. Hit the town with these braids and heads will definitely turn in your direction.

 

7. Fishtail Halo Braid

Fishtail Halo Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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A fishtail halo, a cute up-do, and wispy bangs? Count us in. No wonder it’s this blogger’s summer staple.

 

8. Half-Up Braided Flower

Half-Up Braided Flower | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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For extra girly days, long hairstyles for women with flowers are always a good idea. But go beyond flowers in your hair, and try flowers made of your hair instead.

 

9. Half-Up Pull Through Braid

Half-Up Pull Through Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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This pull through braid is one of those long hairstyles for women that look even better with extra long hair. The huge pull through braids look like they’re just flowing through your hair.

 

10. Rose Pony Braid

Rose-colored hair made a comeback recently. But if you’re not prepared to permanently dye your hair a rose color, go with long hairstyles for women that use temporary color! This tutorial will teach you how.

 

11. Infinity Braid

One of the more casual long hairstyles for women, this infinity braid is an eye-catching yet easy hairstyle. It’s simple enough to become your daily go-to braid.

 

12. Boxer Braid

Boxer braids are a no-fail sporty hairstyle. They’ll keep your long hair neat if you’re hitting the gym, but they’re dressy enough to wear out shopping or running errands.

 

13. Macrame Braid

Don’t be fooled by the foreign name of this braid. This is one of those unique long hairstyles for women that will make you a hair trendsetter.

 

14. Triple Braid

Triple Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Single braids are great, double braids better, but have you ever tried triple braids? This is also the perfect hairstyle if you have thick, unruly hair to keep it all in place.

 

15. Dutch Mohawk Ponytail

Dutch Mohawk Ponytail | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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This has all the makings of great long hairstyles for women: big curls, a high ponytail, lots of volume, and braids. The best part is, you can wear this to work, on weekends, and even to parties!

 

16. Festival Braid

Festival Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Summer is music festival season. But before you hit the concert grounds, learn a few festival-ready long hairstyles for women! Your style might even be spotted by bloggers and magazines. Don’t forget to check Cute Outfits to complete your festival-ready #OOTDs.

 

17. Half-Up Braid

We should all know a few everyday long hairstyles for women. This simple half-up braid should be one of them. It’s fun, flirty, and super quick to do!

 

18. Mermaid Tail Braid

Mermaid Tail Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Channel your inner mermaid with this mermaid tail braid. It’s the perfect beach-ready hairstyle if you’re tired of beach waves.

 

19. Flower Braid Up-Do

Flower Braid Up-Do | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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This flower braid up-do is another combination of all the things we’re looking for in long hairstyles for women. You can’t go wrong with flowers and braids, all in a pretty up-do.

 

20. Chic Shoelace Braid

Chic Shoelace Braid | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Tight braids are slowly making a comeback, so get in on the trend before everyone else! This shoelace braid is an edgy hairstyle you might even see on the runways. Style it with all-black outfits for maximum chic.

 

21. Side-Braided Ponytail

Side-Braided Ponytail | Long Hairstyles For Women: 21 Braids For Every Occasion

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Whether you’re a kid or an adult, this side-braided ponytail is another everyday hairstyle option. Who doesn’t look great in a high pony tail?

 

Check out Luxy Hair to master the classic french braid:

 

With all the different kinds and combinations of braids, it’s about time you upgrade your knowledge of these on-trend long hairstyles for women. Happy braiding!

 

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