Although the braided look use to mean it was a last minute hairstyle day, thick braids are super in now. They’re really gorgeous and are truly timeless!
Today I’m sharing my favorite 50+ braided hairstyle looks for 2021!
How To Get Gorgeous Braids:
Any style with braids can be tricky because you need super thick hair. Even the braided hairstyles in this post that look thin are actually done on medium hair.
When you braid your hair, it instantly looks thinner than it actually is. That’s why you need a lot of volume before braiding.
If you want the super thick look, I recommend trying out extensions. My favorite hair extensions by far are Barefoot Blonde hair extensions. They have tons of different legnths (in case you just want volume), offer a free color swatch test, and are relatively affordable.
For super thick low braids, I use the classic clip-in extensions. The “up” extensions are great for higher, ponytail braids. Make sure you purchase based on the look you want because each type of extensions work differently!
If you want more info about hair extensions, check out my post here. I’ve had many different kinds and can definitely break down the differences.
Luxy hair extensions also have great reviews, although I have never personally tried them.
If you’re on a budget, you can find a bunch of hair extensions on Amazon for super cheap. Keep in mind that the quality won’t be great and they won’t last super long, but you can get a few cute braided looks out of these extensions.
I don’t really recommend the clip-in braids from Amazon. It’s impossible to match your hair color exactly and they come out looking pretty shiny and fake.
Two High Braids
Ultra-Thick French Braid
Two Side Fishtail Braids
Two Half-Up French Braids
Ponytail Bubble Braid
Two French Braided Buns
Loose Half-Up Braided Twist
Thick Crown Braid + Messy Knot
Crown French Braid Into Ponytail
Two Half French Braids Into Ponytails
Layered French Braids With Curls
Ultra-Thick Half-Up Fishtail Braid
Half-Up Twisted Braid
High Half-Up Reverse Braid
Ultra-Thick Layered Braid Ponytail
Ultra-Thick Low Layered Braid
Two French Bubble Braids
Side Crown Braid Into Ponytail
Small Crown Braid Updo
Crown Fishtail French Braid
Side Crown Braid Into Low Bun
Side Crown Braid Into Braided Bun
Two Ultra-Thick Fishtail French Braids
Ultra-High Crown Braid Into Ponytail
Two Low French Braids
Side French Braids With Curls
Middle Crown Braid Into Ponytail
Reverse Braids Into High Buns
Layered Fishtail Braids: The Game Of Thrones Look
Small Crown French Braids
Double Crown Braids Into Long Loose Braid
Ultra-Thick Fishtail Pony
Classic French Braid
Messy Crown Braided Bun
Sparkle Fishtail Pony
Two Reverse French Braids
Half-Up Layered Braids
Ultra-Messy French Braid
Doubled Woven French Braid
Two Ultra-Thick French Braids
Small French Ponys
Curly Woven Open Braids
Flipped Braided Ponytail
Low Messy French Braids
Thick Layered Ponytail Braid
Messy Blending Braids
Soft Side Braid
Ponytail With Braided Accents
Double Braided Reverse Buns
Thick French Braids Into Pony
Tight Side Braid Accents