Goddess braids are larger and thicker cornrows that most ethnic women wear to protect their natural hair. I know that choosing a protective style can be overwhelming, so here, I wanted to help you find your inner goddess with one of these fashionable goddess braid hairstyles. It’s one of the main choices of women with natural or relaxed hair, wanting to protect their locks and look amazing at the same time.
Inspiring Goddess Braids Hairstyles
Get excited as the list of how to style these gorgeous braids never ends! Have it in a bun, go straight back, mix it with spirals, or amp it up with cute accessories – you’ll never run out of ideas and you’ll never get bored with this hairstyle.
Just make it a priority to condition your hair really well before going through the process for a healthy turn-out. Certainly, a beneficial hairstyle, these braids can greatly lessen your salon appointments and at-home styling time because it only needs low upkeep and manipulation.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of divine goddess braids style ideas!
#1: Goddess Braids With a Weave
Yes, you can wear these stunning African goddess braids with weave extensions to get a long, thick, and more beautiful result! They are incredibly easy to maintain and are super versatile to style. Feel free to also level up these goddess braids with curls at the ends for a softer edge.
#2: Goddess Braids Hairstyle with Kanekalon Hair
Goddess braids with Kanekalon hair is a traditional braid style with a ton of versatility. Because of the individual small braids, you can pull up or down and style to fit any occasion. Ask your braider to install with Kanekalon hair so that the braids can be curled, crimped, or straightened smooth with a hot water setting.
#3: Feed-in Goddess Braids
Feed-in goddess braids for a carefree style that is simple and effective. Slayed edges and playful curls let your youthfulness shine through with these goddess braids styles.
#4: Goddess Braids Style with Low Pigtails
Goddess braids style with low pigtails secured just behind the ears can cascade over the shoulders playfully. It is a youthful protective hairstyle that is quick and easy to install and wear. Curl the ends for added fun and fullness to this braided hairstyle.
#5: Halo Goddess Braid
Halo goddess braid is a one plait braid that is laid flat against the head or hanging and then wrapped around to create a crown. Halo braids are a great style for any event but can also be worn as an everyday protective hairstyle.
#6: Goddess Braids with Low Buns
Goddess braids with low buns are a simple, timeless piece. It is a hairstyle that is easy to wear, with little to no maintenance. Lay the edges for an enhanced flair.
#7: Long Goddess Braids with Curls
Long goddess braids with curls incorporate both braids and curls that create volume without the additional weight. Goddess braids are youthful and have lots of styling options. Adding accessories can offer this hairstyle an added oomph factor.
#8: Goddess French Braids
Goddess french braids range in size from medium to thick. Creative placement of rows for the braids can take your hairstyle to another level. Keep frizz at bay with a hair mousse to hold the style in place.
#9: Formal Goddess Braids in a Low Bun
A chic low bun with goddess braids is similar to a French braid. Simply wrap them bunned at the neck for a modern and feminine touch.
#10: Simple Side Design for Goddess Braids
Hair designs like these fashionable side goddess braids will complement your beautiful facial features.
#11: Goddess Braids Updo with an Elegant Top Knot
A super high braided top knot is perfect for cute and round faces. Talk to your stylist or braider about adding jaw-dropping sophisticated goddess braids to your natural hairstyle.
#12: Half-Up Goddess Braids With Cornrows
Try these super cute goddess braids with cornrows on long hair, and style with a high knot. Leave out some braids to fall down.
#13: Cute Goddess Braids with High Pigtail Buns
Little ladies shine with cute and fabulous goddess braids and pigtail buns like hers. Play with some zigzag twisted cornrows and part them into charming pigtails for an adorable finish!
#14: Long Goddess Braids with Faux Hawk
From those intricate clean side braids to that superb large braid – this style has an edgy faux hawk effect! You’re definitely gonna set the trend when you rock this thick braided style!
#15: Jumbo Goddess Braids
A goddess braid hairstyle 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 African-American hairstyle by doing these easy thick braids!
#16: Goddess Braids in a Chignon
If you prefer owning a jumbo braid style, you can style the goddess plaits by wrapping the tips into an elegant low-braided bun. These goddess braids in a bun are super hot right now.
#17: Four Goddess Braids with Red Accents
Pump up those long and effortless 4 goddess braids by blending some deep red highlights into your naturally black hair. That contrast added with a few accessories will absolutely give your braided hair a head-turning look!
#18: Goddess Braids in a Ponytail
These chunky goddess braids in a ponytail are such a neat and sleek style, allowing the nape of your neck to breathe free! Achieve it by flicking those braids and securing them high and tight. Add some thin cornrows in between those jumbo braids for contrast.
#19: Brown and Blonde Goddess Braids with a Crown Bun
Brighten your pretty face by wearing a goddess braids top knot and leaving some locks down for you to 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! Goddess braids updos are very chic and are for any casual or formal event.
#20: Side-Parted Goddess Braids
Here’s a Ghana braids style that is a prime example of how you add a side part to your goddess braids hairstyles. Take the focus on those big pieces by coloring them with different shades of brown, embellished with cute strings, and putting most of them on one side of your face.
#21: Two Goddess Braids into a Big Fishtail
A flirty stylish fishtail goddess braids style for when you wanna feel fresh and light. Wear this crown braid finished with a charming fishtail for a vintage look!
These two goddess braids connecting into a fishtail braid with extensions are a masterpiece by braider Christy of Chicago, IL.
The fishtail with extensions and the fact that this 2 goddess braids style only takes 35 minutes to do are ideal for stylish, busy black women. 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.
Prepping your hair prior to arrival is very important. Christy suggests, “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.”
#22: High Goddess Box Braids Bun
Instead of letting them run down, why not twirl those fun goddess braids into a top knot for that unique and beautiful finish? You can also highlight it by putting in some cuffs!
This braiding hair style idea is called goddess box braids by Esther, a stylist and salon owner from Worthing, West Sussex. The mixed blonde color used in this braided bun look so gorgeous!
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When considering goddess braids, you have options of braids sizes and length. Esther states, “You can choose to have very long extensions put in or not. This goddess braids hairstyle is good for a woman who wants an easy, carefree, wake-up-and-go kind of hair.”
#23: Under Braid Style for Natural Black Hair
A goddess braids mohawk updo gives you a clean and elegant effect of a well-kept hairstyle. Finish these cornrows into a single braid for a fresh and easy feeling.
Designed by Georgia-based stylist Jazmin Davidson, this is an edgy goddess braid style.
“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,” Davidson describes.
It’s a 1-week hairdo so it’s best to get it done close to when your occasion will be. Davidson points out that these goddess braids can be done on all hair textures. Take note that this style can also make the face appear longer.
#24: Small Goddess Braids With Bangs
If you’re craving that natural hair vibe, these super thin and carefully created small goddess braids will satisfy you for sure! If you have a long or square face, these blunt bangs will suit you without a doubt.
These edgy, long fishtail braids with thick blunt long bangs are made by stylist Estissy of Lagos, Nigeria.
If you’re ready for perfect braids bangs, you’d need to choose the best bangs to flatter your face shape. Estissy explains, “To get the bangs off your face, you’ll need a curling iron on very low heat to achieve the curly style. You can use any spray on to give it a glossy look.”
#25: Three Goddess Braids for Natural Hair
Get showered with compliments when you wear 3 goddess braids, featuring a few contrasting thin and jumbo braids!
This three goddess braids style has a touch of added flair with the mini braids. As hairstylist Shennan Scott of North Carolina states, “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!”
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.
Scott suggests, “Choose a stylist that genuinely cares about the health of your hair. No pulling, not tight on edges, and no drying products!”