The braided hairstyle is just not setting the trend, but also gives you the convenience of styling the hair to suit your personality. The variations in these hairstyles provide the comfort of sporting fashionable looks with long hair. Though men have always experimented intensively by adapting from military cut to flattop, Mohawk, hi-top fade, Dreadlocks and regular haircut, the long hairstyles were not trending earlier.
Men must have been bored to wear a simple ponytail or a bun while boasting their silky, long hair. The wait is no more; you are just a scroll away to witness the trendy braiding outlooks that you can wear for different occasions.
Any hairstyling will require some maintenance and care for the natural growth of hair. The braided hairstyles are the best choice when you wish to grow your hair strongly. But, if you are already facing hair loss in front of your head, then braiding hair is not advisable for you. Most of the braids involve tight twists of the front hair. This technique might result in hair damage and loss, worsening your hair fall condition.
Preparation of Hair:
Before you start to braid your hair into any cooler version mentioned in this article, it is absolutely necessary to prepare your hair for this process. If your hair is manageable already, then you can just start with braiding the hair. But if you are someone with frizzy or silky hair, then you need to apply moisturizer or hair spray first. You will have to set the hair, to start braiding it. The preparation is so important for the braiding to be perfect and maintained well.
How to Braid the Hair for Men?
There are simple steps to follow for creating those perfect stunning braids, to create a killing look for any occasion. Let’s first start with how to create basic braids, and then explore the other beautiful varieties in this article.
- Preparation: The primary step of braiding any hair is to prepare it by applying moisturizer in the scalp and the tip of the hair. Moisturizing the hair will prevent hair damage or loss that may occur due to tight twists in the braiding process.
- Detangle: The next process is to detangle the knots, if any, by combing the hair perfectly. The knots will cause burden while braiding.
- Partitioning: Create sections by portioning the hair as per your preference. If you have removed the knots and tangles in the previous step, then this would be so easy for you.
- Create parts/clips: Section the hair into different parts or clips, and stick them with bobby pins or hair clips. Remember that these sections are going to be twisted into braids.
- Choosing hairstyle: You don’t have to do the same French braids or a simple bun with your gorgeous long hair anymore. So, choose any one of our favourites from the below list, and get ready for a stunning outlook.
46 Best Braided Hairstyles for Men
Middle and Side Braids
The middle and side braids is a unique way of expressing your vibrant personality. This hairstyle involves centre partitioning of the hair. The hair is then braided towards the side of the head to give an unique outlook.
Viking Braided Hairstyle
This historic hairstyle gives you a beautiful vintage outlook. This hairstyle with beautiful braids on the top of the head and a free-flowing hair extension gives you a manly look. You can choose to highlight the extensions with the colour of your choice.
Cornrow braided hairstyle with two braids in the front
The Cornrow braids are the most common braided hairstyle when it comes to braiding the hair for men. But, this hairstyle has a cute little addition of two micro braids in the front. Why not try this unique hairstyle if cornrow braids are your favourite?
Orange braided hairstyle
Who would want to miss this fun and exciting opportunity to experiment braiding the hair with a vibrant hair colour? You wouldn’t need long hair for this experiment. This beautiful touch of orange colour makes you the centre of attraction in any party.
Braids with Highlights
These hairstyles carry elegance by highlighting the twist of the braids with your preferred hair colour. If you are someone with long hair, then you do not want to miss trying this hairstyle. Blonde or burgundy can be the better choice for the highlights.
Wiz Khalifa Dreadlocks
This hairstyle gets its name from the rapper Wiz Khalifa as it was inspired by him. If you are a huge fan of dreadlocks, just like the rapper, why not try his cheerful representation of his favourite hairstyle?
Hipster Braided Hairstyle
If you are someone with long hair, moustache and braid, then you should definitely try this hairstyle. This hairstyle with a rough finish in the ends matches with the long beard to give you a rough and tough look.
Soft Braids hairstyle
Those with silky or soft hair will know the difficulties of setting the braids on the place. Even with so much of efforts and techniques, the impression of perfect braids wouldn’t last long. However, this hairstyle is for you if you are facing this struggle. Try these soft braids that end up in a loose bun.
Dutch Braided Hairstyle
The Dutch braids are the best if you wish to boast about the thickness of your hair in the top of your head. It is also called Ghana braiding by the African community. Try this hairstyle and share your amazing experience.
Braids with intricate designs
Isn’t it cool to highlight a unique pattern while braiding your hair from the top of your head, just as shown in the picture? Try it to experience the coolest hairstyle.
Braided bun with dreadlocks
This cute little hairstyle ends with a ponytail of dreadlocks. These minute dreadlocks add elegance to your outlook. Check out one of our favourite braided hairstyles, and leave us a comment after trying it.
Box braided hairstyle
The box braids give you an opportunity to try braided hairstyle if you do not have an Afro-textured hair. You will need a medium or high length hair to try this hairstyle.
Snoop Dogg Braids for men
One of the perfect braided hairstyles in this list is Snoop Dogg braids. Inspired by the hip-hop celebrity Snoop Dogg, this hairstyle gives a beautiful outlook with two braids on either side of the shoulder.
Reverse braided hairstyle
The reverse braided hairstyle gives you a unique experience of creating twists from back to the front of the head. This reverse braids will require a brush cut at the front of the head.
Braided hairstyle with Wavy Patterns
This braided hairstyle with wavy patterns allows you to have a unique design. You can have a patterned partition with cornrow braids or dreadlocks to create the wavy pattern.
Dreadlock braided hairstyle
The dreadlocks are the cutest way of expressing your personality. These dreadlocks can be highlighted with any tone that you prefer. The side of the head is shaven to highlight the dreadlocks on the top of your head.
Long dreads braided hairstyle
As already said, dreadlocks are the cutest version of braided hairstyle. This hairstyle is unique because of dreads in a long ponytail.
Back Crown braided hairstyle
The braids are twisted from the sides of the head to the back, to create a crown-like structure. Though it is better to have a black crown, a dual-tone can also be used to highlight the braids.
Braided hairstyle with bangs
To try this hairstyle, you will need a non-layered hair with lengthy hair in front of the head. You will need a professional to braid a number of twists along the temple for faux bangs to appear in front.
Fishbone braided hairstyle
The fishbone braids are not just one of our favourites, but also preferred by most men. You will need long hair to sport this hairstyle. The centre partitioning gives the perfect symmetry and a fishbone design.
Braids with metallic beads
The braids with metallic beads are the usual yet beautiful way of highlighting the braided hairstyle. The metallic beads add beauty to your stylish looks.
Braided hairstyle with long fishtail
The fishtail hairstyle can replace the most common dreadlock ponytails. This hairstyle is a temporary braid, requires minimal effort and low maintenance. The fishtail hairstyle gives you stylish looks. You can choose the number of fishtails that you want to sport in this hairstyle.
Two little braids with undercut
If you are looking for something minimal, then this hairstyle is the perfect choice for you. It gives you the satisfaction of trying something new. Also, the undercut and the side shaving give you a more stylish look.
Twisted braids with a small ponytail
As the name suggests, the braids on the top of the head are twisted to produce a stylish pattern. You can choose the number of braids and twists, according to your preference. More commonly, two twists give you a sleek and elegant appearance. You can wear the twisted braids as a ponytail or a cute bun.
Braided Locs for Men
These braided locs are so convenient and comfortable, that it offers you a wide range of options to sport stylish and contemporary looks. As you can see from the picture, the box braids with an undercut give you a sleek outlook.
Ombre braided hairstyle
If you have long hair, you have an advantage of highlighting different parts of the hair with various tones. You can choose vibrant colours like purple or orange, to get a fashionable outlook. You can also prefer to subtly highlight with mild colours.
Braided hairstyle with short hair
Those with short hair should definitely try one of our coolest braided hairstyle. This hairstyle will require brush cut or shaven sides to highlight the braid at the top of your head.
Braided hairstyle with Side Bun
This hairstyle lets you wear a messy bun in your preferred position, instead of wearing it always at the centre. The messy bun gives a rough look to your image.
Braided Style for Short Hair
If you have short hair, then this is the perfect way to style your hair; as it is not only simple but also effective. The hairstyle suits perfectly for any texture of hair.
Side Cornrows with a simple ponytail
For those who love to sport their beautiful long hair, we suggest you try this hairstyle. It involves cornrow fashioned braids on one side of the head. You can clip the hair into a beautiful ponytail.
Dreadlock ponytail with beads
This beautiful hairstyle will definitely fetch you admiral glances from your friends and family. The sides and the back of the head are completely shaven to create a clean look.
Braided Twist for Long Hair
If you are looking for a perfect hairstyle for the long hair, attempt this one and share your views with us. This hairstyle lets you boast your perfectly long hair. You can also try a different colour for your hair.
Cornrow Braids with Dreadlocks
This unique hairstyle is a combination of two different yet amazing hairstyles: cornrow and dreadlocks. You can wear cornrow braids on sides and top of the head; with a cute dreadlock ponytail.
Triple Braids with Bun
The triple braid with a bun is a cute addition that you will want to try. The sides can be either cleanly shaven or trimmed to highlight the braids.
Ponytail with cornrow braids at the back
These braids have a unique way of representing your personality by smoothly adding the hair into a ponytail. You can wear the braids under your ponytail.
Protective Hairband with side braids
The protective hairband with side braids gives protection to your natural hair by preventing it from hair damage and loss.
Two-tone dreadlocked braids
The mini dreadlocks on the entire head give you the cutest way of expressing your style. You can choose a colour to highlight different parts of the dreadlock.
Simple Dutch Braids
You can choose to wear this simple Dutch braids for your work every day. This gives comfort and convenience to style and maintain it with minimal efforts.
Braided hairstyle with Jumbo Bun
Jumbo Bun is the best way to boost your thickness and length of the hair. If done properly and maintained well, it gives you the perfect manly look for weeks.
Dreadlocks with Curly Ends
The mini dreadlocks with curly ends are a must-try in this list. You can add metal beads in the curls to highlight the style.
Long Braided Hairstyle
You can choose to wear mini-braids all throughout the hair. A well-groomed beard goes well with this style.
Half-dreadlock Half-cornrow fashioned braids
The half-dreadlock half-cornrow fashioned braids provide a stylish quotient to your image. As you can see from the picture, you will have to brush cut, one side of your head to achieve the desired result.
Dreadlocks with Undercut designs
You can choose to wear this hairstyle if you wish to create a design on the sides or back of your head.
Mini braids with Short Hair
This layered mini braids throughout your shirt hair give a complete sense of satisfaction, of wearing comfortable and convenient braids.
Patterned Mini Braids with shaved sides
The layered mini braids let you choose a pattern for wearing it on top of the head. The sides of the head should be cleanly shaven to highlight the pattern.
Centre Partitioned Dreadlocks
The mini dreadlocks with centre partitioning are one of the beautiful hairstyles in this list, that you should not miss trying it.
Which of these braided hairstyles do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.