As an African woman, I’m totally a die hard fun of braids. They are an easy and pleasant way of forgetting about hair styling for a while, that in turn protects the hair from harsh environmental conditions, and allows space for more growth.

Apart from all that, braids are attractive, smart and can be woven to different, unique styles. Once you pick a desired braiding style, thickness and have your hair braided, you may shape your braids into gorgeous hairstyles both for every day and special events.

Furthermore, you can try out highlights, curly braids, straighten them or even mix different colors.

Braided hairstyles in 2014 are getting more messy and edgy. You may take one of the exciting braided hairstyles which are never out of fashion as a basic idea and introduce some new ideas from the latest styles to get a completely new stunning look in the coming season.

In 2014, more braid trends have emerged, and they are more edgy than before, like braid crowns, tangled braids, skinny braids and symmetrical braids.

Check out some funky braid hairstyles.