Braid hairstyles are cute and sexy, and are fast becoming a popular trend for celebrities like Jessica Alba and non-celebrities as well. From side braids and classic French braids, there are many braid hairstyles that look awesome and are easy to do.
1. The two-strand twist. Unlike dreadlocks, the two-strand twist is easier, simpler and sleeker, and can be maintained for up to a few weeks. The trick to keep this style from looking dirty and matted is to remember that the smaller the twist, the longer it will last. Also, if you use hair products like pomade or cream, make sure you don’t use any slippery, oil products, as this will make the hair look slick and dirty.
2. Box braids. This type of braid involves the use of hair extensions and is quite popular with the African American community, as well as many other women. It is also one of the most long-lasting of braid hairstyles, but it can also take a lot of time to do. If you don’t already have a hair-stylist, find one near you that specializes in Box braids.
3. Braids for short hair. Providing you don’t have extremely short hair like a pixie cut, you can do braids in your hair for a cute hairstyle. One of the most popular of short hair braids is the horizontal braid. This style features plating the hair from ear to ear, across your head, instead of down the back or side. Horizontal braids are flirty and fun and perfect if you have a chin-length bob.