Updated: Nov 14, 2020
1. Butterfly Distressed Bob Locs
This beautiful hairstyle is called butterfly distressed bob locs. They are meant to look a little messy and also neat at the same time, which is what makes this braid style so popular. You probably wonder why this style is listed under a braid hairstyle blog when these clearly look like dreadlocks. The answer to that is you have to start this style off by braiding your hair. Part your hair into sections and braid each section to create the desired look. You then use water wave crochet hair and wrap the hair around the individual braid and voila, you got some butterfly distressed locs. Watch this detailed tutorial on how to do butterfly distressed bob locs by TymarrahGi.
Watch this detailed tutorial by TymarrahGi
2. Small Knotless Box Braids
Knotless braids are exactly what they sound like, braids that do not tie that knot around your actual hair and gives the illusion that the braiding hair extensions are coming out of your scalp. If you are looking for a box braid style that is on the more natural-looking side then it'll be the knotless for you, sis! The type of hair that most braiders use professional braiders or my ladies that have no choice but to do their hair themselves use pre-stretched braiding hair. Pre-stretched braiding hair is the way to go nowadays because it cuts braiding time down. No more manually stretching the hair to get the desired length. Check out this detailed tutorial on how to do knotless braids by Sunkissedcurls.
3. Micro Braids
Yes, you read that right! Micro braids a.k.a microdots are making a come back you guys. Micro braids have been a forgotten style, because of how time-consuming they are to get done, and now it has been brought back by Laura Harrier in Blackkklansman. More and more stylists are getting micro braid requests from their clients. If you do not mind sitting in a chair for hours and want a versatile braid style that you can style any way you want, then micro braids are for you. Watch this in-depth tutorial on how to do this braid hairstyle.
4. Braided Up Ponytail
A ponytail with a twist. This DIY Braided up ponytail tutorial is by Crowned K. Feed in braids are the new sensation because they look more natural than the traditional braids. You remember those thick ass knots at the beginning of the braid Braided up ponytails are perfect for any occasion. Since this style is not like your traditional braids, you will notice less tension in your hair. Watch this detailed tutorial on how to recreate your own braided up ponytail at home.
5. Tribal Braids
You have seen this style growing up but now it has a new twist, a new name; Tribal Braids. All the braids listed so far are feed-in braids style. Feed-in braids are much more natural-looking and many more people are requesting feed-in for any type of style they use. Watch this detailed tutorial from Braids by China.
6. Box Braid Bob
If you love the box braids bob hairstyle and you are looking for something bolder, then this detailed tutorial by Jalecia Hairstyles will give you what you are looking for. pick whichever color you love and follow the same pattern. To complete this style all you will need is some pre-stretched braiding hair with two of your favorite colors.
7. Bohemian Braided Ponytail
8. Braided Ponytail
Watch this detailed tutorial by you-tuber "Life with MP". Perfect style for those of you who want to look cute quickly without having to sit in your stylist seat for a long time. You can even accomplish this look on your own without having to spend the extra cash.
9. Butterfly Braids
Butterfly braids are french braids with a twist. This tutorial is by Asya Monique. For this style, all you need are some hairpins braiding hair and your favorite hair care product for laying down your hair and edges.
10. 36" Long Soft Locs
Soft locs are currently trending as the go-to style for locs. For those who want the loc style but are not committed to actually locking up. You can check out this detailed tutorial by Samil Julissa on how to achieve long soft locs without the commitment of locking up your hair. This tutorial shows how to add hair to the end of your locs to get your hair at 36 inches.