Braided hairstyles are the most creative ways of doing your hair, whether it’s an intricate braided updo or an effortless half-up Dutch braid. Braids have been around for longer than beauty trends, always evolving and bringing forth new ingenious ways of styling hair. We love braids for their versatility, the drama they convey and the practicality, especially when one is dealing with long and thick hair. From barely perceptible tiny braids to rope braids, from cascading waterfall braids to mind-bogglingly complicated braided updos, here we introduce the most wonderful braided hairstyles for the days you want to get braided up! The box braids, cornrows, boxer braids, and Nigerian braids will help you unleash your wildest self and embrace new beauty standards. And just in case you need something casual and simple for every day, get inspired by the pictures of French, Dutch and fishtail braids, which always come with a twist.