With summer already here, it’s certainly time to think of new ways to style your hair, regardless of it’s thick, thin, long, or short. So, in order to help you out, we have decided to make a large selection of incredible goddess braids ideas that you can let yourself be inspired by.
What are you waiting for? Start braiding, keep on being cool, and enjoy the warm sun rays! Here we go!
I. Long Goddess Braids and Updos
1. Super Long Goddess Braids
There is no rule that says braids should be super long. However, if you are into having long locks, you should know that these kinds of braids look incredible when they simply hug your upper body. They can truly make you the representation of a real-life goddess.
2. Super Long & Blonde Goddess Braids Ideas
For those of you who have lighter-colored hair or light extensions, these blonde braids are perfect. You should simply let them flow on your back and maybe add some subtle accessories to make them even more special.
3. Goddess Braids Updos
Some spectacular updos can be created when you have braids, like in these above examples. Regardless if you are into high buns, ponytails, half up half down updos, thick braids or headscarves, braids are versatile and will definitely fulfill your every wish when it comes to updos. You just need the inspiration to create an amazing hairstyle day after day.
4. Half Up Half Down Goddess Braids Bun
Speaking of high buns, this half up half down braids bun is super simple to create and super effective too. Just take some braids and twist them upwards to create the bun. Yous should secure it with either a transparent elastic or some bobby pins.
5. Goddess Braids with Dark Roots
Another type of braids involves letting your dark roots show more than you normally would and only focusing the light hair dye on your length. The effect of this trick will certainly be spectacular, especially when you’re not putting your braids in an updo.
6. Side-Parted Dark Goddess Braids with Blonde Highlights
Getting braids when you already have blonde highlights in your hair will create an incredible effect that will make your braids seem made of gold. You can also side-part them and wear them like you would your unbraided hair.
7. Cornrow Goddess Braids
Cornrow braids are certainly a thing right now and have been for quite some years. The trick is to start braiding from your upper forehead area and to keep the braids as tight and as close to the scalp as possible. Once you finish with the nape area too, the rest of the braids can then be done normally, on your back, free to flow in the wind.
8. Bantu Knots Made of Goddess Braids
This is a special updo that consists of Bantu knots which are actually small high buns made of goddess braids. The trick is to split your braids into equal sections and then twist them to create the knots which you need to secure very well with bobby pins or transparent elastic. Add some big loop earrings and your look is now complete.
9. Side-Parted Blonde and Brunette Goddess Braids with Accessories
These sorts of thick braids offer a spectacular look to anyone wearing them. In this case, they are side-parted and have two colors that create a gorgeous contrast. You can add some subtle accessories to make the whole look cooler and bold lipstick.
10. Middle-Parted Goddess Braids with Massive Half Up Half Down Bun
This middle-parted hairstyle involves creating a massive half up half down bun on top of your head and allowing the rest of the braids to fall nicely on your back. This is wearable but also a cool look that will add some inches to your height too.
11. Massive Colored Middle-Parted Goddess Braids Ideas
In case your hair is thick, you can create two separate goddess braids after middle parting your hair. For an extra something, you can intertwine colored lace or extensions in the braids in order to create that fascinating ombre effect.
12. Four Goddess Braids with Colored Lace and Accessories
In case your hair is on the thinner side, four braids, two on top, and two small ones on your temple area can be the perfect solution. The colored lace or extensions trick also works here and you can even add some small accessories to make this look even more special.
12. Cornrow Goddess Braids with Curly Hair
Creating goddess braids on curly hair can seem like an adventure but it’s definitely one to take part in. This time you should start with cornrows on your scalp and then allow your natural hair to fall freely on your back, maybe only keeping a braid or two for extra definition and for that bohemian vibe.
13. Half Up Half Down Cornrow Goddess Braids with High Twisted Bun
Half up half down cornrow braids are truly special, as we have already mentioned, but also creating a high twisted bun out of them is on a whole new level of coolness. Add in accessories and do a natural makeup look because everyone’s looks will be attracted by your beautiful hairstyle.
14. Two Ponytails Made of Goddess Braids
In case you want a more youthful appearance, we recommend getting two high ponytails made of braids. They also look good on shorter hair but having your hair this long definitely helps with the whole appearance.
15. Side-Swept Cornrow Goddess Braids
These side-swept cornrow goddess braids have the ability to create a completely unique look that works well with any kind of outfit and makeup. You need to start from one side of your head and go around it with the braids until you reach the ear area. The rest of the braids can then be continued and allowed to fall on your shoulder.
16. Cornrow Goddess Braids Ideas with Massive High Bun
Continuing the cornrow vibe, this massive high bun made of goddess braids is definitely worth taking into account, especially if your braids are long and thick and you want them out of your face. Add some accessories for extra flavor and enjoy the extra inches that this bun adds to your heigh.
17. Sleek and Thin Side-Parted Goddess Braids
If your hair is not that thick or if you don’t want to add any extensions to your braids, the result will be a set of thin and sleek goddess braids. So, you can easily side-part them and let them fall graciously on your shoulders. The look will be extra special anyway.
18. Triangle Goddess Braids Ideas
That “triangle” in the title refers to the way you section your braids so that your scalp can look like it’s made of tiny triangles. This technique creates a special appearance even if, essentially, the braids are classic, simple, and wearable.
19. Thick and Rare Cornrow Goddess Braids
You can also create some thick cornrow braids if you are into this type of look. However, the trick here is to place them in rows so the overall vibe is completely unique and a statement in itself.
20. Thick Middle-Parted Goddess Braids with Accessories
For ladies with naturally-thick hair, these middle-parted goddess braids can be a super cool alternative. They will come out strong and you will definitely make a statement wearing them day after day. You can also add some subtle accessories if you want.
21. Super Long & Messy Goddess Braids Ideas
You have super long locks and you want your braids to look messy and carefree? Then go for it and enjoy your spectacular braids that will certainly act as a bold accessory without you having to style them too much or add in extra accessories.
22. Colored Braids with Bandana
In case you are a bandana fan, these colored goddess braids can be made to match the color of your bandana. Just wrap it around your head and let the braids fall gracefully on your shoulders. Some big loop earrings will add that final touch.
23. Blonde Braids Updo with Curly Ends
Another super simple updo consists of wrapping your braids towards the back of your head and securing them with an elastic. However, once you do that you can let the ends of your hair free in order to create a voluminous ponytail without much effort at all.
24. Elegant Thick Braid Made of Goddess Braids
For occasions that require a more elegant approach and styling, this type of thick braid on your back which is made of multiple tiny goddess braids can be the perfect solution. Your beautiful features will be highlighted and you will feel like a true diva.
25. Intricate Goddess Braids Updo with High Messy Bun and Cornrows
This intricate updo made of braids might not be for everyone but it’s certainly a statement that you might want to wear, at least for a special occasion. Create a high messy bun on top of your head and some cornrows on your temple area which are meant to fall on your shoulders beautifully.
26. Braids Pigtails with Side-Swept Bangs
This look is youthful, pretty, easy to do, and super wearable. Just create two side pigtails out of your braids and secure them with a transparent elastic. Side-part your bangs, which also consist of braids, and secure those to behind your ear. Voila!
II. Short Goddess Braids and Updos
27. Side-Swept Braids
When it comes to shorter hair, goddess braids can look super stylish and cool. These side-swept ones begin with cornrows and go around the head creating some kind of twirl that will definitely attract some looks. Admirative ones.
28. Middle-Parted Short Goddess Braids Ideas
In case you want a simple look, you can always middle-part your goddess braids and add some pretty accessories at the ends to come up with a trendy and wearable hairstyle. A simple but effective look indeed.
29. Simple Short Goddess Braids (3 colors)
These simple hairstyles consist of shorter braids that have been side-parted and colored, either with hair dye or colored laces intertwined in the natural hair. If you want to keep switching the colors, you can go for non-permanent hair dye which disappears when you wash your hair.
30. Short Messy Braids with Accessories
If you are more into a messy and wild look, these goddess braids can be your biggest ally. Just part them however you want or not at all and add in some cute accessories to enhance their effect.
31. Short & Tiny Cornrow Braids
For this cute hairstyle, you need to create some tiny cornrows on one side of your head and then let the rest of your braids free. The whole look will seem side-parted when, in reality, it’s the cornrows that create that impression.
32. Messy High Bun Made of Braids with Face-Framing Braid Bangs
If you want your braids out of your face, go for a high bun which you need to secure with bobby pins but make sure to leave out two so-called braid bangs to frame your face. The look will be spectacular and you will certainly attract some eyes.
33. Side-Parted Braids Bob
The braids bob is super trendy right now and it’s actually a basic bob haircut but instead of being made of hair, it’s made of braids, entirely. Do some cornrows on one side and let the other side as it is for a completely special look.
34. Goddess Braids Bob with Braid Bangs
Speaking of the braids bob, this is another alternative to that aforementioned hairstyle. However, this one is middle-parted and also includes some short braid bangs that graciously fall on your forehead.
35. Slicked-Back Goddess Braids with Ear Braids
Another idea for a hairstyle made of goddess braids is this slicked-back one. The cornrows should start above your forehead but make sure to leave two of them free to hang in front of your ears for a retro R&B-inspired look.
36. Bob Made of Massive Blonde Goddess Braids Ideas
Bobs made of braids are super trendy, as we have already mentioned, but if your braids are blonde, the look can be even more spectacular. Side-part it and play around with it however you want.
37. Short & Tiny Goddess Braids with Half Up Half Down Lateral Buns
Tiny goddess braids are super cute and easy to style too. This half up half down updo consists of two lateral buns which you need to secure with bobby pins plus the remaining braids that should fall freely on your shoulders.
38. Short & Thick Braids with Half Up Half Down Blonde Ponytail
Thick goddess braids are spectacular as they are already but if you want an even more special look, do a half up half down ponytail which will not only add a few inches to your height but it will also look cute and youthful.
39. Colored Braids Long Bob with Accessories
Colored braids are a thing, as we have already established, but this long bob can be truly unique if you add some accessories to enhance that bold attitude. Choose any color of simply let your natural hair shine in the sun.
40. Goddess Braids Updo with Turban
In case you are into headscarves you can always create some sort of turban which you wrap around a high bun made of goddess braids. This is truly an exotic look that will make you unique and special, no matter the occasion.
In conclusion, goddess braids have always been cool and will continue to be so for many years to come, we are certain of it. So, we really hope that we have inspired you to create some other hairstyles out of your beautiful braids and that we have ignited your desire to count more on their versatility. Let these 50+ incredible braids ideas be your guide and inspiration from now on.