50 Best Black Braided Hairstyles for Women – 2019

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The most amazing thing about braided hairstyles is the fact that they never run out fashion, day in day out, year in year out braided hairstyles are always trendy. This is mainly because they require very little maintenance and from them you can make the most intricate looks without having to go through too much.

Now for all of you that have been looking for a way to rock your braids, here are 50 completely heart throbbing braided black hairstyles that you will love to try out…..

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Yes of course Keri Hilson is super hot and sexy but the reason she is topping my list is her neatly and beautifully done braids. Being very flexible these braids will take you from work and straight to that special evening dinner or night out if you prefer. The braids are left to free their way down to the back with a few braid strands pulled from the sides and tied to the back to keep your beautiful face shape standing out. This is a very feminine style but the most interesting thing about it is that it will only take you a few minutes to create.

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For all the elegant ladies that would love to attend a wedding and leave everyone turning heads, this super stunning braided hairstyle is definitely the way to go. This style is detailed with a low bun at the back and some brown highlights for a more appealing appearance. Start with deeply conditioned hair that is soft, smooth and shiny so that when you plait it into these big cornrows it will appear as gorgeous as it looks on the above image. Round, long and oval face shapes would pull off this look flawlessly. If you like you can accent this look with some pins or hair accessories.

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There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that Rihanna can easily pull off any look because she is naturally gorgeous but this double lace braided hairstyle is just something else. Its starts with the very stylish center part and there after hair is kept completely away from the face with a double lace braid that is finished up in a long and fashionable braid. The side braid is very feminine but the double lace braid creates such an outstanding touch on this look. With this style there is absolutely no need for accessories, it is already fabulous on its own, just match it up with the perfect outfit and you will be good to go.

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Even the simplest hairstyle stands out with the right accessories, and when it comes to braids it is a whole new story. Her black braids are first of all neatly spread out in form of a side swept, and as always say the side sweep is very trendy so you cannot go wrong. They are then detailed with just a few silver beads and a very beautiful chain head band, with this hairstyle you will look just like a goddess, that chain headband does magic and you will witness that magic when you try it out.

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If you thought you weren’t creative enough, with braids I can assure you that you can become the most creative person ever, there is just so much to experiment with when it comes to braided hairstyles. These would have been simple braids that they given just that small intricate detail to make the entire style turn absolutely incredible. At the front her hair is plaited into cornrows up to half way the head and after that the braids are left to hang. This style will make you the center of attention at your workplace for days.

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Instead of those numerous and intricate braids that take quite some long time to create, you can choose to go in for these two braids and still look absolutely flawless. These can be done in your own natural hair or you could add extension braids if your hair is not that long. This is a new way to experiment with the center part and keeping hair completely away from your face. For femininity the braids are left to fall upon the shoulders and not to the back, it is very simple but also very beautiful.

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Box braids will allow you taste your creativity is so many different ways, you can so practical with them like you can see in the image the braids are used to create a super unique yet very flattering bang. When your braids are long enough you can easily pull them off into several styles, in this case they were folded into a thick bang that hangs just above one of her eyes and anyone will agree with me that she look absolutely splendid. Besides her eye catching earrings I also love how the color blends beautifully with her skin tone.

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As you keep yourself looking all fabulous it is important that you also make your little princess looking her best. This hairstyle will make your little one look very stylish without making her uncomfortable at all reason being on the sides hair is braided away to the back of her head and in the middle a few braid strands are left to hang down slightly towards her face without tapping onto her skin. She can take this style to school and other many children’s events so you will only be left with the struggle of getting the perfect outfit for wherever she will be going.

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And on this image the stunningly beautiful lady shows off her braids in form of a half held side swept up do style. Her braids are parted from the side and held only to one side making her pretty face stand out really well. For the round face shaped ladies out there, this is the braided hairstyle that you cannot afford to miss. It is a very simple but very attractive look to wear on those casual days.

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These really big black medium sized twist braids are another way to stand out. The large size and shiny appearance is what we love most about the crotchet braids. Crotchet braids are very a good idea when you are not ready to wait for long for your entire head to be braided since they are stitched not plaited. For these braids, you start with big cornrows and thereafter the crotchets are carefully stitched on, the biggest advantage about them is that they look great on all face shapes.

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With your sleek and well treated hair you will beautifully pull off this back held braided bun hairstyle. Creating this style is super easy as you simply have to brush your hair behind ensuring that there are no strands flying because it is very neat style, before you hold the hair to the back and securing it with a braid. Rounding up the bun with a braid will not only secure the style but also give it detail. Such hairstyles look best with neutral make up just like on this image.

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The extraordinarily beautiful Solange comes out looking all stunning with super long box braids styled into an easy up do. This style is definitely very fashionable and will take you places but we love the length of the braids even more reason being they are vey attention grabbing. The style suits all types of faces but just to prevent your hair from getting any kind of damage, you are advised to only keep such long braids in for about 4-6weeks not any longer than that.

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If you are not a fun of long hair, you can still go in for the short braided hairstyles just like the one featured on the above image. Short braids are very flattering and playful, you will enjoy them without having to do too much to make them look fabulous. This style will be appropriate for work and any other casual events that you will have planned with your friends.

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Planning to attend a formal event this weekend and you don’t know which hairstyle to wear, I can assure you that this braided up do with a side swept bang will exquisitely have you sorted. Being black in color, you don’t have to worry about it not being appropriate for your skin tone. Some of the braids are held up to the crown into a large bun while the rest of them are braided to the front to form the bang.

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Even after the side shaved hairstyles being around for some time, they haven’t ceased being trendy and very attractive, because it takes a certain level of confidence to rock this kind of look. On this particular image, the sides are shaved down to around one inch while the middle area is braided and held up into the famous large bun. The style is glamorous but damn that red lipstick is just everything she needed to spice it up even more.

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Every woman loves to look elegant and the most interesting thing about being elegant is that that you don’t have to do too much to get the level of elegance you are looking for. In this picture, we spot the songstress Brandy wearing box braids with a center part and behind low held bun. This looks so effortless but it is really amazing how she looks so beautiful and classy.

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The days of wearing plain ponytails are long gone, this is the trend where even the simplest hairstyles are given a lot of details just like in the image above where the ponytail is takes to a whole new level. The combination of small and big braids is very interesting, it makes the ponytail even more versatile than it already is. The braids are held up with a few braid strands making it appropriate for work occasions however you can as well hold it in place with a more colorful or more accessorized puff holder to give it a more exciting finish.

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Your prom night will always be one of the most memorable nights of your life so you have every reason to look the best you can and we suggest this wonderful upheld and braided hairstyle for you. In this style hair from the sides, front and back is all pulled up to the crown and held into a very large round bun that is later surrounded with a braid. Now all you will have left to do is get the gorgeous outfit to match up your gorgeous hairstyle.

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Bun hairstyles are one of the most loved hairstyles when it comes to braids and the reason why is quite self explanatory, the moment you pull of the bun you are ready for any kind of occasion. This beauty here chose to detail her black braids with some purple highlights and then just accessorized the look up with the perfect jewelry. You won’t regret giving this hairstyle a try.

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Lupita Nyongo is a star and obviously stars are meant to look as fabulous as she looks with this hairstyle. Her neatly made cornrows are secured to the crown with a braid and if she was taking this look to the red carpet, I am more than sure that she came out as of the most outstanding women that day.

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A deep side part with some color highlights will keep you looking absolutely trendy. While the highlights make you stand out, the deep part frames your face shape adorably to make you look like the princess that you really are. Braids are extremely versatile so if you don’t like this deep side part you can as well part your hair in another way you prefer.

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Unbelievable layered length, a deep side sweep and a touch of color, I can clearly say this style has everything you will fall in love with. Even with the length of these braids, her face shape still stands out through them therefore if you are looking for style, this hairstyle is exactly what you have been searching for. You won’t go anywhere unnoticed when you look this glamorous. Any face shape will look great with these long side parted braids.

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For a youthful and charming appearance these black and grey braids are just what you need. Besides the super stylish grey detail this style also features a half up bun and ponytail which all together looks super sexy. I cannot forget to mention a touch of golden beads didn’t do this style any bad.

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When cornrows are worn right, they can turn out into the most beautiful look you ever had to do, they are very simple but they create a really stunning appearance. Cornrows can go along with any outfit whether it is that tiny mini dress you love so much, skirt, jeans or maxi dress and even more interestingly they suit so many different occasions.

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It doesn’t matter how long these long bangs have lasted, they have been able to stand the taste of time so they will forever be fashionable and that is the main reason for you to rock them. We love this look but we must also warn you about the fact that it is not meant for every face shape. The long and square face shapes look best with kind of bang as it cuts down on the length of the face to make you look extremely gorgeous.

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Alicia keys is a natural beauty but we must also give credit to her stylist for making those beautiful and super unique braids every other time. On this look, she wore criss-cross braids in her natural hair and detailed them with black and transparent beads. She has her pretty braids matched up with blue eye shadow and neutral colored lipstick which leaves her looking natural but very I mean very beautiful.

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In whichever way you wear your Mohawk, be rest assured that it will come out looking fabulous. With cornrows on the sides and a curly top there is just no way you will go wrong. This is a very chic and stylish look and in case you want to try it out on your natural hair, it is advisable to use a large or medium sized curling iron for those charming curls on top.

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With this style your little girl will definitely be the center of attention everywhere she goes. The detail of the style which entails cornrows facing in different directions and different patterns, along with lots of colorful accessorizing beads make this look the fantasy of every little girl out there. Besides making your little one look overly gorgeous this style also keeps her stunning hair well protected. I am so much in love with how moisturized this little girl’s hair is, it is a sign that her hair is well taken care of.

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Alicia once again makes a stunning appearance with intricately done cornrows in her gorgeous natural hair. This time round she has her hair style done into an up do that is quite messy at the back but very pretty. You can wear this look with or without make up but you make sure to have your jewelry on point. For all the oval face shaped ladies out there, don’t let Alicia keys enjoy this look alone because you too can pull it off beautifully.

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And for my black women out there, there is definitely no need for you to shave off your hair when you want to try out the famous Mohawk hairstyle. As we can see from the above image hair is neatly pulled from the sides to make it look like it has been shaved off and then beautifully braided in the middle of the head. Her cornrows are then braided from the center of the hairline towards the back and we absolutely love how this style appeared, not to mention how neat it is all through.