Braided Hairstyles for Guys – Braided hair being solely for girls has become a thing of past; the guys have mastered the art too! Many men have been braiding cornrows for years and would probably never consider any other hairstyle.
Now though, men’s hair has taken a whole new leap into a broader spectrum and what better way to get noticed? Long hair, short hair, viking styles, plaits and buns have all worked their way into the fashion sense of guys worldwide. Even floral accessories have been spotted out there in the masculine world of braids so there is no reason for guys to fear looking too feminine.
Instead of braiding the entire head of hair, some men choose the undershave with a top braid. This is a popular style which balances the masculine and feminine styles. Some african american men have beautiful thick hair which can be braided into stunning fishtail plaits and dreadlocks. Some caucasian men have lushus locks braided into fine plaits and viking styles.
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This post contains 20 great braiding ideas and styles for all guys to try for themselves. From simple plaits to intricately woven cornrows there is a style to suit all hair types and lengths so why not give them a go and find a style to suit your own personal taste.
20 Great Braided Hairstyles for Guys
#20 – Cornrow Style for Long Hair
Cornrows woven with a waves at each parting.
#19- Braid and Bun for Medium Length Hair
Long top hair with undershave. Hair braided into simple bun.
#18- Falling Cornrows
Criss-Cross style cornrows woven so far and then left falling. Awesome style for younger guys. If you are a teenager, also have a look at [highlight]21 stylish beard styles for teen guys[/highlight].
#17- Intricate Cornrow Pattern
Fantastic cornrow pattern.
#16- Twist and Fishtail Braid for Extra Long Hair
Twist style braids woven into a stunning fishtail braid. Beautiful look for guys.
#15- Snood Plait Braid
I love this style. Snood style braid on top of the head flowing down into a simple yet effective plait. Perfect for men with thick, long hair.
#14- Viking Plaits
Very simple use of thin plaits. Hair is left naturally falling with minimal plaits to create features.
#13- Less Is More – Yes! Sometimes less is more. Two easy loosely woven plaits make for a more grunge feel whilst still using the idea of braids.via
#12- Masculine Top Braid
Undershave with three french braids flowing into each other to complete a plait.
#11- Simple Plait
For the guys who are always on the go why not just go for a simple plait? Easy to do and effective for guys with long hair. A fantastic braid for all men.
#10- Two Cornrow Braids
Two side cornrows in a stripe pattern flowing into two braids. Great braid idea for teens.
#9- Heavy Weave Braid
Tightly woven braids criss-crossing into each other to produce a high rise braid. Stunning look for men. Since this looks great with beards, check out [highlight]25 popular goatee beard styles for different face types[/highlight].
#8- Alternative Dreaded Braids
Dreadlocks are great for men with thick hair. Why not weave them into multiple loops to create a style with added volume.
#7- Fishtail Braid
Thick weave fishtail braid for long hair. Absolutely gorgeous braid for guys with luscious locks.
#6- French Plait and Bun
Hair is woven into a french plait from top and bottom and then gathered together in a bun.
#5- Mohawk Braid for Short Hair
Mohawk style made up of several braids woven together. Great look with a touch of attitude. Also have a look at [highlight]Men corduroy pants outfits[/highlight], to go with this amazing look.
#4- Flower Accessories
Undershave with top chain braid. Braid is accessorised with small flowers. A cute touch for spring and summer styles.
#3- French Braid
Reminds me of Roman head garlands so looks quite majestic. French braid round the hairline.
#2- Cornrows and Plaits
Cornrows woven into plaits which are then twisted into a full bun held together by the braids.
#1- Hairstyle by Malcolm Edwards
This was for Wonderland Magazine modelled by Eugeniy Sauchanka. Stunning braids woven into each other.
As a female I’ve had a few of the braid styles above. No reason guys can’t have fun with their hair also.
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