32 On-Point Micro Braids Black Women Are Getting in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Before your next hair appointment, check out our photos of micro braids. Micro braids are a protective style made from thin pieces of braided hair. How else would you get braided ‘do that lasts for so long and requires only minimum maintenance?! Expect to be amazed ahead.

This comfy hairdo was popularized by  Zoe Kravitz, Beyonce, Gabrielle Union, and Nicki Minaj when they walked on the red carpet showing off their pleats’ texture that is simply ravishing! Since then, people have been inspired to join the mini-braid mania!

It might mean doubling the effort and time to finish these tiny, delicate pieces, but the endless options of style you’ll receive are worth the commitment. Put those plaits in a bun or a braided updo, tie it in a cute ponytail, or just let it down fabulously – you’ll have the chance to wear many micro braid styles for the coming days!

Micro braids hairstyles will last up to 8 weeks on average and are extremely versatile. Because of their longevity, micro braids can save you a ton of money and time in the salon. The best hair for tiny braids is natural, healthy hair, too.

Laudia Guilao Ames, a Virginia-based master braider and owner of The Braid Lounge does exquisite mini-braiding on her clients while mixing other styles, such as knotless tips, diamond partitions, and beaded pieces. Keeping your scalp moisturized and religiously doing the correct hair care routine will make your micro-braids look fresh and healthy for a long time.

Imagine yourself flaunting these trendy, teeny braids soon. Don’t wait for long and start searching for your next look in this up-to-date collection of micro braids!

Versatile wavy micro braids
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#1: Versatile Wavy Micro Braids

Microbraids are the most versatile size of braids since you can curl them tight or loose like these wavy ones right here. Plus, they mimic thicker strands, making your locks a bit chunkier.

Medium Layered Hair with Micro Braided Style
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#2: Medium Layered Hair with Braided Style

You can wear this braided, medium-layered hairstyle up or down. It’s a simple way to mix up your style with different textures without avoiding braids. Want to add a little extra? Try adding a few strands in a color contrasting to your natural hair color.

Hip-Length Middle Part Micro Braids with Curly Ends
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#3: Middle Part Braids with Curly Ends

The middle part is in style for everyone right now. The attractive aspect of these middle-part braids with curly ends is their flexibility you can easily change the parting to any side of your head at your convenience.

Long Mini Micro Braids with Brown Ombre
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#4: Long Mini Braids with Brown Ombre

These long mini braids not only look stunning with a brown ombre, but they also offer numerous styling options! This dimensional and versatile braid style can be loosened or tightened, twisted into an intricate updo, or arranged in a half-up, half-down style. These braids offer unlimited (and flattering) styling possibilities!

Waist-Length Super Mini Micro Braids
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#5: Waist-Length Super Mini Braids

If you don’t favor hair extensions directly attached to your scalp, like weaves or wefts, waist-length mini braids are a wonderful choice! You can still achieve a wavy look throughout your hair without going for a totally sewn-in style. Instead, each bundle of synthetic hair is woven into small braids at your scalp. This method boosts both the length and texture of your hair.

Long Wavy Hair with Micro Braided Roots
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#6: Wavy Hair with Braided Roots

Wavy hair with braided roots is an easy and convenient way to add wavy texture to your style. You can also use this method to add new colors to your mane without committing to permanent hair dye or bleaching.

#7: Textured Micro Braids and Waves

Micro braids and waves add a great loose texture to any hairstyle. Unlike styles that keep the texture at the ends, this style introduces waves earlier in the braid. This gives a fresh look compared to standard micro braids.

#8: Very Long Small Braids with Cuffs

Very long, small braids with cuffs are a hair accessory lover’s dream! These smooth and sleek micro braids take on new life with added cuffs and beads through the super-long lengths.

#9: Micro Box Braids with Wavy Mid-Lengths

Want to bring a little Hollywood glamour to your braids? Try these micro box braids with wavy mid-lengths! Combining braids and wavy lengths will help bring that &ldquoold Hollywood look&rdquo to life.

#10: Half Braids, Half Loose Curls

Sometimes, braided styles can reduce the volume of our hair. But with a mix of half braids and half loose curls, our hair does not look less voluminous. The mix of half braids and curls adds volume and body to our hair, from the scalp to the ends.

Small Micro Braids with Long Loose Waves and Middle Part
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#11: Small Braids with Long Loose Waves

These small braids with loose, long waves are giving major mermaid queen vibes! Opting for this braided style will definitely add some magic to your everyday look.

#12: Micro Braided Bob with Curls

A micro braided bob with curls is a stylish combination of micro braids and a short bob haircut. The added curls make it easy for this hairstyle to fit casual and formal settings.

#13: Micro Braids with Spring Twists

Micro braids with spring twists bring a novel charm to the micro braid style. Expertly twisted ends grab attention across the style, while the intricate weaving of each braid complements your face shape and features.

Long Face-Framing Micro Braids with Beach Waves
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#14: Face-Framing Micro Braids with Beach Waves

Beachy texture is beautiful all year! Micro braids with waves like those at the beach fit the trendy, salty textured look. They also help to keep your hair neat around your face and scalp and make styling easy.

#15: Half-Up Micro Spring Twists

Our latest favorite hair trend is the half-up style with micro spring twists. These full and tightly twisted micro braids enhance the thickness of your hair, making half-up styles, updos, and down styles look more luscious.

Long Extra Small Black Micro Braids
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#16: Extra Small Black Braids

Try these extra small black braids and go tiny! Getting this style requires patience, but the intricate and unique look you achieve is worth the effort.

Medium-Length Micro Tribal Braids
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#17: Medium-Length Micro Tribal Braids

If you want to add texture or curl to your hair, medium-length micro tribal braids are perfect. These braids also create clear partings at the scalp. The braids look extra cute in lighter, warm honey tones.

Red-Orange Micro Twists for Medium Hair
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#18: Red-Orange Micro Twists

Red-orange micro twists are the top choice for a fashionable look! Everyone adores a redhead, and these twists meet the high standards.

#19: Sleek Micro Cornrow Braids

If sleek and sharp styles are what you crave, try these sleek micro cornrow braids! This look is your ticket to bringing high-fashion hair into your everyday style.

cute Updo with micro braids
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#20: Cute Updo with Micro Braids

What an interesting approach to a seemingly normal updo this is! Catch those micro braids in a crown-like updo style and boast texture in an innovative hairstyle.

Everyday short micro braids
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#21: Everday Short Micro Braids

Since short micro braids hairstyles can still resemble hair strands due to their size, putting them in larger braids could do you some good! The creativity is overflowing in these layered micro braids as the ends are formed to function like side bangs.

#22: Sleek Micro Braids with a Middle Part

Parting your long micro-braided hair like this creates a sleek canvas for you to play around with. The texture isn’t sacrificed but is more pronounced with this kind of parting and tiny braids in hair.

#23: Fashionable Micro Box Braids

Nothing is better than rocking your box braids, now fashioned in a micro braiding hair technique. A great thing for women undergoing transition for their hair is that you can maintain a perfect look while growing your hair!

Powerful micro braids with shaved sides
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#24: Powerful Micro Braids With Shaved Sides

A combo to die for, shaved sides with some hair design and micro braids make a powerful look. Long micro braids can be neatly put in a high bun or let down for a sassier effect.

Feminine medium micro braids
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#25: Feminine Medium Micro Braids

The mini twist medium micro braids hairstyle is a protective hairstyle. It doesn’t require much maintenance and gives your hair a break from constant manipulation. This style is also made with micro knotless braids hair.

While having micro mini braids, your hair will get all the hydration it needs without any tension, which also helps with hair growth. Lastly, the best thing about these micro braids with curly ends is that you can keep this hairstyle for about two to three weeks when well maintained, meaning wearing a satin bonnet or scarf at night.

If you are considering small braids hairstyles, get good moisturizing products. Try Curl Treat by Garnier, as well as a fixing mousse like Fixing Mousse to stay away from hair frizz. Mini twists are best for women between 3B and 4C hair types. It’s also good if you are looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle.

invisible micro braids
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#26: Invisible Micro Braids

This protective style is perfect for women looking for a more natural look and feel. Considering your lifestyle, you may want to use Wet & Wavy human braiding hair. This will give you more options when styling your micro braids, such as a rod set, an updo, or simply wearing it in its natural, wavy curl pattern.

This micro braid style can be customized to you. The best part about this style is deciding on the best hair color to use and where to place or add highlights to enhance your beauty. First, decide on hair quality. Hair quality is key when choosing micro braids as a protective style; when shampooing and conditioning micro braids, using top-quality hair allows your style to last longer without scalp irritation and tangles.

Sexy blonde micro braids
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#27: Blonde Micro Braids

The name of this popular hairstyle is tribal braids. The style originated from the Fulani tribes. They used beads and cowries to decorate their hair. There’s a ton of versatility when it comes to micro braid hairstyles. It can be done on any hair texture and styled in different ways. In this particular picture, it’s half up and half down, which implies half of your hair is wrapped in a bun, and the other left down.

To achieve this hairstyle, divide your hair into two sections. The first section is from the front of the head to the crown section of the head. Then add a feed-in cornrow down the middle of this section, part the first section of the head into two halves. On either side of the ear, two cornrows stretch down the sides adorned with beads. Add feed-in cornrows stretching from the middle cornrow to either side of each half to complete the first section. The second section, which is from the crown section to the back of the head, is made up of single braids. Micro braid hair takes 3 to 7 hours, depending on the size and length. As a result, it requires a lot of patience for your hairstylist to have space and time to do a good job.

#28: Casual Micro Mini Braids

These are called micro twist braids and are often described as neat, semi-elegant, or highly functional. It’s very easy to style in the mornings and low maintenance. You must shampoo every two weeks and put anti-itch oil or moisturizer on your scalp to prevent dryness or itching.

These extra small micro braids are for any hair type. There are many different types of micro braiding. Consult a stylist who can tell which braid style would be best for your personality. It’s an ideal yet highly functional style for women who want to take a break from relaxers, perms, texturing, and all the chemicals, which include color services for gray hair. It’s a style where your scalp can breathe, and your natural hair can still get looked after.

#29: Simple Crochet Micro Braids

The layers of micro feed-in braids in the back allow for movement. The ponytail at the top has a tribal design, and the deep braids on the side add some jazz to the crochet micro braids. Micro-braid hairstyles are ideal for women with healthy hair who aren’t insecure about their forehead or facial. This is a bold look without any face covering, so be prepared to own it and be confident!

Stunning curly micro braids
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#30: Stunning Curly Micro Braids

These curly micro braids are light, tension-free, and help lock in moisture. It will protect your hair from any breakage. Consider the size of the braids you want. The smaller the braids, the more hair you’ll need and the more hair to manage. The fewer the braids, the freer you’ll wake up, shake, and go.

Low-maintenance micro twist braids
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#31: Low-Maintenance Micro Twist Braids

These are micro twist braids. African women love Senegalese twists because they’re elegant and classy. This micro braids hair is a low-maintenance protective style.

If you have weak edges with very fine hair, you should not consider this style because it will not look good and will do more damage to your edges. It depends on the braider because some braiders braid too tight! It’s manageable because it’s lightweight. The best hair for micro twists is Kanekalon fibers like Xpression hair made in Nigeria, Senegal, etc.

#32: Colorful Straight Micro Braids

These straight micro braids have highlights added to them to show a caramel effect. Add color to single braids to make your hair more fun, then opt for some highlights and make them into micro box braids.

When booking for micro braids styles, expect a lightweight, tensionless feeling (not hair-pulling or tight). These particular braids can be styled in many ways, with the latest style being the bun. A portion of your hair is pulled up and twisted into a small ball to sit on top of your head and secured with a rubber band. Your braider will pay attention to your hair texture, as some women may need smaller braids, and some may require bigger braids.