Braided Hairstyles: Adding Designs, Corset Braids, Unraveling the Ends, Two Goddess Braids, Beads

6 Design Braids

If you are looking for a way to make your stitch braids more interesting, look no further than adding designs. From criss-crossed cornrows to dollar signs, these cute designs will add a touch of style to your look.

You can also dye your braids in a bright color to get a more pop of personality.

Corset Braids

If you’re a fan of the Renaissance maiden look or simply adore all things pretty, corset braids will call to mind a bygone era with their criss-cross pattern. This captivating hairstyle was first seen at Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show and is currently a major trend.

To create the style, start with your favorite braid technique, whether that’s a classic French braid, edgy Dutch braid, intricate fishtail or trendy cornrow. Next, tie a piece of ribbon or string around the base of one of your strands to secure it. Then, begin crossing the ends of your ribbon over your braids in a criss-cross fashion. Continue this lace pattern all the way down to the bottom of your braids and secure the ends with a pin or band.

The look is beautiful on all braid styles, but especially flattering on thicker braids like cornrows and French braids. It’s also cool on wavy or curly hair, and works great as an alternative to a topknot or pineapple braid for those who want a more edgy look.

Unraveling the Ends

A sexy, yet classy look that is perfect for a special occasion. This style will instantly add glam to your ensemble while also protecting and promoting natural hair growth. It is also easy to maintain and can last for up to eight weeks.

The first step is to prep the hair with detangling oil and water. This step is important, as it will help to prevent the braids from tangling and becoming brittle. Once the hair is hydrated, you will need to section it into a precise parting. The size of the sections will determine how intricate the braiding will be. Skinnier sections will create smaller cornrows, while larger sections will create bigger ones.

You will then add your braiding hair and start to braid. After you have finished braiding, you will need to add some shine-boosting hair cream. Then, you can finish the style off with a low bun or slick it up in a high ponytail.

Two Goddess Braids

If you want a bold and eye-catching look, try this hairstyle that features two goddess braids. The swirls of the braids create a beautiful pattern that resembles a vacant outdoor setting. If you add a few gold wires, this braided style will turn into a head-turner for any occasion.

You can braid goddess braids in a variety of patterns to give them unique looks. One of the best ways to do this is by alternating between different size braids. This will make your braids look more voluminous.

To maintain your goddess braids, apply a hair oil to them before you go to sleep. This will prevent them from tangling and becoming unruly when you wake up. It also helps in keeping the braids hydrated. This way, they will stay healthy and lustrous for a long time.


From minimalist beads that add a subtle accent to statement pieces, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to adding them to your braids. But if you’re feeling really adventurous, consider this style by Yara Shahidi, which incorporates a mix of beads in different shapes, colors, and sizes. It’s a pretty daisy chain of beauty that looks pretty rad when it’s wrapped around a sleek middle part and finished off with gold hoop earrings.

Beads have a long history in African societies, as they were used to signal a person’s religion, marital status, and ethnic identity, among other things. They’ve also become the coolest way to elevate your look—even when it comes to your hair.

Creating your own beaded braids is pretty simple. First, pick a thread in the north position and slide a bead underneath it. Then, bring it down to the south and slip it into the slot furthest to the left of the existing threads. Repeat until you get the desired length.

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