18 Glam Goddess Braids for 2018

With a Weave

Goddess braids with a weaveInstagram @braid_fanatic11

Wear these stunning braids best with weave extensions to get a long, thick, and more beautiful result! They are incredibly easy to maintain and are super versatile to style!

Formal Low Bun

Low bun for a formal eventInstagram @addixions_salon

A chic low bun is a gorgeous style to wear for work, for gym and even for your everyday look. Simply wrap those gorgeous braids into a cute bun and you can start your day right away!

Simple Design

Goddess braids with a simple designInstagram @iamalanamicaela

A cute super stylish hairstyle with goddess braids that you can sport anywhere! Feature your beautiful facial features with these fashionable side braids.

Top Knot

Goddess braids in a top knotInstagram @braidsbychinia

This super high braided top knot is perfect for cute and round faces. Put in some jaw-dropping sophisticated braid work and you’ll certainly be remembered by everyone!

With Cornrows

Goddess braids with cornrowsInstagram @braidsbybah

Try these super cute cornrows that braid into a high knot while leaving some to fall down gorgeously. Timely for this warm season!

Pigtails

Goddess braids in pigtailsInstagram @jjessyjess_braids

Little ladies shine with cute and fabulous braids like hers. Play with some zigzag cornrows and part them into charming pigtails for an adorable finish!

Faux Hawk

Faux hawk styled goddess braidsInstagram @nisaraye

So amazing how this look is created with different styles – from those intricate clean side braids to that superb edgy faux hawk! You’re definitely gonna set the trend when you rock this one!

Jumbo Braids

Jumbo goddess braidsInstagram @braidedbyschmids

This works for any hair type as long as there is some length to it. If you want to look neat and simple yet bold, amp-up your hairstyle by doing these easy thick braids!

Chignon

Goddess braided chignonInstagram @braidedbyschmids

If you prefer owning just a few but beautiful jumbo braids, you can style them by wrapping the tips into an elegant low bun. Ideal for a formal night out or even a breezy everyday look!

Four Braids

Four braidsInstagram @lunabraidsmiami

Pump up those long and effortless braids with blending some deep red hues into your naturally black hair. That contrast added with a few accessories will absolutely give you a head-turning look!

Ponytail

Goddess braids in ponytailInstagram @essenceofbraids

Flick those braids and secure them high and tight, and add some thin cornrows in between those jumbo braids for contrast and that badass princess warrior look!

High Bun

Goddess braids on a high bunInstagram @hair_fabulosity

Brighten your pretty face by wearing this top knot and leaving some locks down for you to magically accessorize! There is a lot going on with this look – beads, strings, exquisite cornrows, and that lovely blend of brown and blonde. Amazing how they perfectly work together!

Side Part

Side parted goddess braidsInstagram @ghanabraidstyles

Here’s a style that everyone won’t be able to take their eyes off of! Take the focus on those big pieces by coloring them with different shades of brown, embellishing with cute strings, and putting most of them on one side of your face.

Fishtail

A flirty stylish design for when you wanna feel fresh and light. Wear this crown braid finished with a charming fishtail for a vintage look!

Q&A with style creator, Christy
Braider @ Chicago’s Best Beauty in Chicago, IL

How would you describe this look?

These are two goddess braids connecting into a fishtail with extensions. This is a very casual look, but it can completely be turned into a dressed up look depending on what you’re wearing or any accessories you add to your hair.

I absolutely love the fishtail with extensions and that this style only takes 35 minutes to do! I feel like it gives a little bit of spice outside of just the two regular Dutch braids while being able to add the length we all crave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Prepping your hair prior to arrival is very important. The hair has to be completely washed and product free. Detangling the hair is also a very key point, but most stylists have no problem brushing through the hair. Having a hair product free allows for the products that I use to work their best.

Also, find a silk scarf to wrap around your hair at night when you go to bed. The silk scarf allows for the hair to breathe while also protecting it at the same time. Finally, wear this style with complete confidence because it will definitely be a conversation starter.

Updo

Instead of letting them run down, why not twirl those fun braids into a top knot for that unique and beautiful finish? You can also highlight it by putting some cuffs!

Q&A with style creator, Esther
Owner @ Fabolous Hair Design in Worthing, West Sussex


How would you describe this look?

This style is called box braids, and I like the mixed color used in it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When considering this style, you have options of braids sizes and length. You can choose to have very long extensions put in or not. This hairstyle is good for anyone who wants an easy, carefree, wake-up-and-go kind of hair.

Underbraid

Goddess braids with an underbraidInstagram @_jazitup

This straightforward braid gives you a clean and elegant effect of a well-kept hairstyle that anyone can pull off! Finish these cornrows into a single braid for a fresh and easy feeling.

Q&A with style creator, Jazmin Davidson
Hairstylist @ Cut Creators Salon Suites in Atlanta, GA


How would you describe this look?

This is an edgy look. I love how it kind of gives an illusion of a mohawk. The under braids on the sides give a flat look similar to a taper cut, and the large cornrow down the middle gives volume.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s a 1-week hairdo so it’s best to get it done close to when your occasion will be. It can be done on all hair textures. Take note that this style can make the face appear longer.

With Bangs

Goddess braids with bangsInstagram @esterkeri

If you’re craving for that natural hair feels, these super thin carefully created braids will satisfy you for sure! If you have a long or square face, these blunt bangs will suit you without a doubt.

Q&A with style creator, Estissy
CEO @ Estissy Braided Wigs in Lagos, Nigeria


How would you describe this look?

These are edgy, long fishtail braids with thick blunt long bangs. I like that it gives one the perfect chic look with little or no makeup on.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The style can work for both office and party look. This look will give you extra confidence anywhere you walk in.

If you’re ready for a perfect braids bangs, you’d need to choose the best bangs to flatter your face shape. To get the bangs off your face, you’ll need a curly iron on very low heat. You can use any spray on to give it a glossy look.

Three Braids

Get showered with compliments when you wear these few but stunningly contrasting thin and jumbo braids!

Q&A with style creator, Shennan Scott
Stylist @ SoulFlower Naturals Boutique LLC in Greensboro, NC


How would you describe this look?

This goddess braid style has a touch of added flair with the mini braids! Don’t ever be afraid to add a little twist to a classic style. What I love about this style is although it’s simple, it’s bold!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is a great protective style for natural hair. Retaining moisture while giving your hair a break from daily styling is a perfect way to ensure health and growth for your natural hair.

Choose a stylist that genuinely cares about the health of your hair. No pulling, not tight on edges, and no drying products! At SoulFlower, we strive to use natural and organic products wherever possible. Try our SoulFlower Product Line!