Our Best Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair
by Jessi Wilson
Spice up your everyday hair routine using one of these amazing braids for long hair by Ulrika Edler, our go-to hair guru of Yet Another Beauty Site. With everything from fishtails to updos to lace braids and beyond, you’ll find a tutorial that suits your hair and braiding ability with this ultimate guide to braid hairstyles.
Pull-Through Ponytail with a Stacked Braid
This stunning braid only looks complicated, but it’s actually almost as easy as creating a pull-through ponytail. Check out the full tutorial here.
Diagonal Double-Lace Braid
Turn a basic lace-braid updo up a notch with this tutorial. If you can Dutch-braid, you can achieve this super-versatile hairstyle.
When it comes to braids, bigger is better this season. Even if you have fine hair texture, you can pump up the volume with a few simple tricks.
If you’re tired of wearing an average ponytail, switch things up with this fast and easy hairstyle. The licorice braid is perfect for days when you’re in a hurry but still want an eye-catching look.
Fishtail Braided Bun
This intricate braided updo is perfect for ladies with long hair, and all hair textures can pull off this style. If you know how to fishtail-braid, creating this ‘do will be no problem.
Forget about using a ton of hair accessories this season, because an infinity braid is the perfect way to jazz up your low ponytail. Follow these steps to create this boho-chic style.
Romantic Braided Updo
This updo is perfect for a special occasion when you don’t want to spend a lot of money on having your hair styled. It’s romantic, elegant, and easy enough that you can do it yourself with our step-by-step guide.
Braiding pros, listen up! You can take your three-strand braid to the next level with a four-strand braid that’s sure to wow. Learn the secrets behind creating this amazing braid here, and remember, practice makes perfect.
Lace-Braided Half Updo
Channel a cute, effortless vibe with this half-up, half-down style that’s perfect for days when you want your hair out of your face but still desire a soft and feminine look.
If you’re on the verge of a bad hair day, turn to this braided updo tutorial. It’s a quick, casual look that comes in handy when you’re running short on time and patience.
This romantic half-up ‘do is as easy as a French braid (maybe even easier), but it will add a little more pizzazz to your everyday hairstyle. Get the look with these steps.
This trendier take on the classic fishtail braid can be worn during the day, but it’s also edgy enough for an evening out. All you have to do is make a few changes to your typical fishtail-braiding techniques. We’ll teach you how here.
Follow these steps to create an easy hairstyle that even braiding newbies can pull off. The secret to this ‘do is combining two basic rope-braid techniques into one sweet and simple look.
Flower Braid Half-Updo
We love this romantic half-updo for a special occasion like a wedding or holiday party. Luckily, this flower-inspired braid is surprisingly easy to replicate with our how-to guide.
You can’t go wrong with a classic chignon. But we’re here to help you add a little excitement to this basic style with a braided version that works as an everyday look but is also fancy enough for a special occasion.
This playful look is created by slightly tweaking your normal braiding technique. Follow these steps to create a beautiful hairstyle perfect for date nights, special occasions, or weekend fun.
If your style is more effortless and casual, you’ll love the look of this twisted-crown braid. Follow these steps to
re-create the look for your next GNO.
Fishtail Mermaid Braid
This striking fishtail-and-French-braid combo may look intricate, but once you master the technique, you’ll be able to whip up this style with ease.
Embellish your typical ponytail, bun, or other casual style by adding smaller braids to your look. Check out these three ways to rock accent braids.
Jessica Alba–Inspired Updo
This celeb-inspired braided updo will have you ready for your own red-carpet moment at your next big event. Learn how to replicate it here.
Boho Braided Hairstyle
This cute braided hairstyle is perfect for a day when you want your hair to look casual and cute. The best part? It takes only minutes to create and is simple enough for braiding beginners.
Romantic Fishtail Braid
A Bohemian-inspired fishtail braid is one of our favorites. It’s romantic and feminine, plus this style looks amazing with delicate flowers added in. See how to create this style here.
Side Ponytail with Micro Braids
Girls with curly or wavy hair, rejoice! This chic side ponytail tutorial is perfect for you, because it looks best with textured hair.
Crown Braid with a Bun
Feel like royalty with an amazing hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads. Here’s how to get this enchanting look.
Braided Beach Styles
If you get bored with the same old ponytail, you’re in luck. We’ve created three tutorials for you to find the beach hairstyle you crave.
Braided Updo with a Lace Braid
We love how this look becomes cuter throughout the day as baby hair falls from the style, creating a more lived-in feel. Master this braided updo with these six steps.
French Braid with a Twist
Upgrade your basic braid with this guide to taking slim, three-strand braids and tucking them into a loose French braid. Pro tip: This style works better with second-day hair.
Boho Braided Updo
Follow our foolproof tutorial to learn how to give your basic braid a fresh twist with this cute style. All you have to do is layer multiple braids on top of each other—it’s that simple.
Simple Braided Beauty
This easy, boho look requires nothing more than basic braiding, and we’ll show you how to get this quick and easy ‘do in a few simple steps.
Easy Braided Updo
This look is created using two three-strand braids. Follow these steps, and you’ll have a cute braided hairstyle in an instant that’s ideal for everyday wear or a night out.