Braid hairstyles for women are a great way to dress up your look without going to too much trouble for an evening out or a day at the office. A simple braid can turn your style from boring into special with just a few minutes of work. Even a messy braid can be a piece of artwork dressing up your style simply and easily.
Many braid hairstyles for women can be fashioned into an undo where the braid is worked around the top of the head in a french braid style, while the back is left loose and then tucked up. Or the whole thing can be braided and then the braid is wrapped around itself in a bun. A looser look can be achieved with a simple braid started at the nape of the neck with layers allowed to frame the face. Though this can also look messy, with a little bit of hairspray and a curling iron it can be turned into a sleek and fashionable style that flatters most faces.
The fish tail braid is a type of french braid that is gaining in popularity. Though it takes a little more work and may require an extra set of hands to successfully finish the first few times you try it, it is well worth the effort.
Those of African heritage are well suited to braided hairstyles. Their thicker hair with natural curls can be woven into small, tight cornrows which can then be moved together like larger strands of hair to make stunning and beautiful hairstyles that fairer haired people often cannot support without a ton of time and product.