38 Truly Amazing Goddess Braids

By Sarah J. Helms / Updated on May 15, 2019
Goddess braids represent a traditional way of braiding hair. They are typical for the women of color, but nowadays, everyone tends to try them.

Goddess braids are kind of cornrows that can last for almost a year. They represent kind of protecting twists that keep your hair in shape and protect it from all outside factors, sun, pollution, and cold weather. From traditional to very modern ones – find all of it in this article. Look no further for a statement, eye-catching hairstyle for summer.

Stunning Bun

Stunning BunPhoto: summerbraid.com

Instead of having simple casual braid, this girl opted for goddess braids gathered into a low bun. Stunning, right?

You can look this good with thick braids and long hair. This is an excellent hair for summertime and seaside.

Like a Real Goddess

Like a Real GoddessPhoto: thetrendspotter.net

As the name says, goddess braids were popular among goddesses themselves. You can recreate the look of a Greek goddess with this braid that goes around your head. Keep it low-key and a bit of messy. This haircut is perfect for summertime.

Asymmetric Braids

Asymmetric BraidsPhoto: summerbraid.com

Instead of making your braids parallel make them asymmetric like this – as you can see at the photo above this girl opted for thick goddess braids that merge into one big bun.

Gold Wire and Braids

Gold Wire and BraidsPhoto: Instagram/@braidsby_kdc

If you were wondering how to make your goddess braids look even more exciting than they already are, the answer is – gold wire. Wrap your twists or swirls with gold wire and make them secure as well as so stylish!

A Bunch of Braids

A Bunch of BraidsPhoto: summerbraid.com

Long hair can become boring and dull for girls who like to change their style. Goddess braids are a great addition to your personal style. Even though they are typical for the people of color, these beautiful braids are famous worldwide.

Various Paths

Various PathsPhoto: therighthairstyles.com

The key to having the perfect braids is to make them look appealing. You can do that by making them in multiple paths. Part your hair in different ways, braid it and make these braids work in different ways. You will be noticed, that is for sure.

Long Purple Braids

Long Purple BraidsPhoto: therighthairstyles.com

Braided swirls this long can be great attention-catchers. You will look bold, trendy, and most of all so unique. Wrapping these swirls with gold wire will only make these braids look more exciting and kinda sophisticated.

Red Hair – Don’t Care

Red Hair - Don’t CarePhoto: Instagram/@vb_retta

Red hair is statement enough. When you add goddess braids to this equation, you get a fantastic look that is perfect for all bold and brave girls. Gather your braids into a high ponytail or a bun.

Red Shades of Braids

Red Shades of BraidsPhoto: therighthairstyles.com

Even though your black hair can be enough statement, adding red strands here and there will make the braids burn. Combine both braid thickness – one thick and one thin goddess braid will make your style unforgettable.

Long Hair at One Side

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Goddess braids are usually combined with your natural hair. If you wish to have extremely long hair, but you didn’t have time or the opportunity for that, now you can do it with braids. Mix these weaves with your hair and braid them!

Interesting Updo

Interesting UpdoPhoto: thetrendspotter.net

If you start thinking about goddess braids and you would like to know how to style them, check this out. Space buns made of braided hair, as well as the rest of your twists, left casually down – there is not better haircut than this one.

Elegant Braided Hairstyle

Elegant Braided HairstylePhoto: thetrendspotter.net

We have to admit – we though goddess braids are more urban kind of a haircut. However, this hairstyle proved us wrong. You can style your braids into a lovely low bun and make it look interesting but very elegant.

Multiple Braids

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This is one of those playful styles when you can be as creative as you want. Leave your braids casually down, gather them into one big twist or in a bun. It is on you to choose the best possible way.

Goddess Braids and Waves

Goddess Braids and WavesPhoto: Instagram/@sleek_stylz

Combination of waves and goddess braids is not typical, but it is definitely achievable. It is perfect when you want to make a statement, stay unique but elegant as well. Wavy hair is great and easy to make with a curling iron or a wand.

Interesting Partings

Interesting PartingsPhoto: Instagram/@steph_odia

Your hairstyles will look better if your section your hair in the way you are not used to. For instance, using a combination of small braids and the big ones create more texture and style. Also, make sure the sectioning is zig-zag.

Appropriate for Summer

Appropriate for SummerPhoto: Instagram/@havihairco

If you are looking for a new summer hairstyle, then you should definitely consider something like this. Topknot all made of goddess locks looks absolutely stunning! You can copy this girl’s style smoothly – just leave a few hair strands in the front and curl them.

Sparkly Accessories

Sparkly AccessoriesPhoto: Instagram/@nigerianbraidsgang_

You can always make your goddess braids eye-catching by adding some of these sparkly hair accessories. They are great for both secure and make your braids pretty. You can always opt for classic rings and add gold or copper wires.

Gold Toned

Gold TonedPhoto: thecuddl.com

Adding a splash of colors to your hair can be only a good idea. For instance, this girl opted for a lovely gold shade that makes her braids pop out! You can put more or less – you simply can’t be wrong with colors and goddess braids.

Undone Braids

Undone BraidsPhoto: Instagram/@blackhair_flair

Braids that are gathered in a ponytail look fantastic. However, the thing that makes them look even better is definitely the undone part. Half of the braids are done, while the middle is released and curled. Beautiful, right?

Knot Space Buns

Knot Space BunsPhoto: pinterest.com

Space buns aka the favorite Star Wars hairstyle, are trendy among young girls and any other women who would like to make a statement, wherever they go. In combination with goddess braids, these lovely space buns look even better than traditional ones.

Red and Glamorous

Red and GlamorousPhoto: thetrendspotter.net

Making your goddess braid look glamorous and elegant is not a simple task. However, you should apply the rule the less is more. Only one twist will make you look stunning. Red hair color will blow everybody away.

Braids for Long Thick Hair

Braids for Long Thick HairPhoto: pinterest.com

This long thick braid looks can look fabulous on your hair. It is quite elegant as well so you can wear it to special events, birthdays, or pool parties in the summertime. Make sure to secure it well with an elastic.

Two Braids

Two BraidsPhoto: Instagram/@dr_kami

For those girls who think one goddess braid is not enough, you can always braid two. Let them fall each at one side of your body and rock this hairstyle for everyday wear. This looks appropriate for teenage girls as well.

Wavy Braided Hair

Wavy Braided HairPhoto: pinterest.com

Wavy hair is attractive itself, but when you add braids to this combo, you get a fantastic look for both everyday and special occasions. Make a mix of small thin and bigger thick braids for a real Goddess look.

Red Braided Updo

Red Braided UpdoPhoto: Instagram/@thehairqueen

An updo like this one, in the photo above, is a perfect solution for elegant occasions. It is fancy, yet very urban and chic. This combination of styles will get you many comments and positive reactions, you can be sure.

Purple and Blue Braids

Purple and Blue BraidsPhoto: stayglam.com

Splash of colors in your hair is something that you should definitely allow yourself to try. These purple and blue shades will accentuate your style, giving it a super urban and cool vibe. You should definitely consider this as your upcoming summer hairstyle.

Long and Classy

Long and ClassyPhoto: Instagram/@keerraaaa

Goddess braids can also look classy like this. Long and sleek – these braids are not only stylish but very hair-protective. They will protect it from the sun, dirt, and polluted air.

Oversized Bun

Oversized BunPhoto: Instagram/@belle_eza_hair

Oversized red bun made of goddess braids is something that girls adore. You can consider this as the second variation of a casual hairstyle. You can wear it relaxed or wrap the bunch or your braids into a medium bun.

Colorful Braids

Colorful BraidsPhoto: styleswardrobe.com

We have to admit that these colorful braids look amazing. A bit of blonde, brown, and dark roots will make your braids pop out.

Perfect For Sporty Types

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Goddess braids are great for all those girls who do sports. Not only they keep your hair away from your face, but they also protect it from all outside factors that can hurt it. You can do various braiding techniques and yet never make a mistake.

Stylish Yet Protective

Stylish Yet ProtectivePhoto: stayglam.com

Yes, you can have both stylish and protective hairstyle in one. This one, for instance, is a great representative of that style. Long hair with braids is protected yet it doesn’t look dull or boring. It is classy, chic, and perfect for everyday wear.

Patterned Braid

Patterned BraidPhoto: Instagram/@blackhair_flair

Make a pattern of your goddess braids – it’s beautiful! Combination of small braids at the top of your head and bigger ones, each at both sides of your body will make this hairstyle a head-turner. You can always count on this hairstyle – for everyday wear as well as for special occasions.

One Goddess Braid

One Goddess BraidPhoto: thetrendspotter.net

Here, the extensions are added for a drama moment. This hairstyle, even though it looks casual, is actually very beautiful and unusual. Add some gold wires for glamorous vibes and rock this hair for many possible occasions.

Boho Vibes on Point

Boho Vibes on PointPhoto: Instagram/@braidsbyaja

Medium hair is one of those perfect lengths for styling. You can make different updos, braid it or leave it straight as it is. However, for this summer, opt for goddess braids that bring boho vibes with them. You can always add more accessories – rings, wires, and other pendants.

Chic and Practical

Chic and PracticalPhoto: Instagram/@narahairbraiding

You can combine your goddess braids by selecting those tiny ones to be at the top of your head, and gather them into a big one. Now, you should take the big braid and wrap it around your head, to invoke the real Greek Goddess inside of you.

High Bun and Braids

High Bun and BraidsPhoto: Instagram/@donebyjenn

A high bun is always welcome updo. You can wear it for many occasions – from your home to your best friend’s wedding. In combination with goddess braids, bun gets a whole new meaning. It becomes one of the coolest hairstyles ever!

Braided Medium Hair

Braided Medium HairPhoto: thetrendspotter.net

Goddess braids are not reserved for long hair only. You can wear it even if you have short and medium length. It will look amazing, no worries. Style your hair up at the ends with some stylish rose gold accessories for an extra shiny look.

Low Buns

Low BunsPhoto: Instagram/@glamfreakusa

Two low buns made of braids are simply stunning. They are perfect for all those girls who want to rock low-key hairstyles, yet to look extraordinary. When you are bothered with your long hair, simply wrap it into two low buns.


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