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Different types of braids for college going girls 2021

types of braids

Did you know there are so many types of braids? Wearing the same hairstyle can be boring. As college’s are getting started, college going girls face a lot of tension about getting ready & what more styles of braids are available to hairdo. Here we’ve listed out the best of them.

Types of Braids

Basic Braid

1. Basic 3 Strand Braid

Types of braids: the most basic braid is a 3 strands braid. The most introductory of lacings, the simple 3 plait is one hairstyle that each one of us has grown up with. It’s also presumably the first hairstyle you learned to do all by yourself.

Styling 3 Strand Braid

Brush out the hair without any knots in your hair. Divide your hair into 3 equal sections. Flip the left strand over the middle strand. Now, flip the right strand over the middle strand.

Keep repeating it by flipping the left and right strands of hair over the middle section until you have pleated till the end. Secure the ends with a hair elastic.

 french braid
French Braid

2. French Braid 


The French plait hairstyle is the best way to overcome the heat in the summer as it will not let any of your hair strand fall on your face. It also is the perfect hairstyle for professionals or for students. It may take you a little bit of practice to get the hang of French lacing, but once you do, it’ll take you lower than 5 twinkles to do it impeccably.

French Braid Styling

Make sure to brush everything so that there are no knots remaining. Pick up the frontal section of your hair and divide it into 3 bunches. Simply Pleat it in a sew. From next sew, add a 2 inch section of hair from outside the plait to each side, then  flip it over the middle strand of the plait.

Once your French plait has reached the nape of your neck and you’ve run out of hair to add to it, simply pleat the rest of hair with the rubber band. 

 fishtail braid
Fishtail Braid

3. Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid is the best of types of braids for functions / parties. This hairdo is a trendy one for every haircut. This hairstyle is done by 2 plaits only unlike the basic 3 plait hairstyle.

Fishtail Braid Styling

Gather all your well combed hair and divide your hair into 2 equal sections. Pick up a small part of your left side hair & flip it to the other side. Later take another small section of your right side hair & flip it over.  Keep repeating this  way until you come where you place your hairband. After finishing it, secure the ends with a hair elastic band. 

Types of Braids - Box Braid
Box Braid

4. Box Braids

Box Braids are the best in types of braids where at least once you wanted to try this hairstyle. This cute hairstyle is a simple one but takes a lot of time & patience as you need to make many thin three strand hairs depending on the thickness of the hair.

Styling Box Braids

Comb your hair well and see there are no knots, as it becomes tough if any are there.  After combing take a small part of your hair and make a 3 strand plait. Make as many as plaits with every small group of strands of hair. The time taken for this is based on  the thickness of your hair. You will add the boxes at the end or the middle of the plait. Make sure to make a knot at the end of the plait as they don’t get loosened. You can also use many different accessories like box / pearls / threads. 

Braided Buns
Braided Buns

5. Braided Buns

This really gives you a fashionista feeling. It’s a trendy hairstyle where you braid from down to up which will give you trendy hair. A simple way to get a perfect plait is to comb well without any knots in your hair. 

Styling Braided Buns

Make sure you bend your hair and make it into two sections. Now try to plait it from your neck hair onwards. After making the plait till you reach the crown of your head, make a bun shape with remaining hair and tie a knot with the hair band. Do the same with the other half of the section. 

Types of Braids - Crown Braid
Crown Braid

6. Crown Braid 

The crown plait has become more and more popular as it looks more like a princess for special occasions, like weddings. That’s because crown lacings bring out your inner queen!

Styling Crown Braid

The simplest way to make a crown plait is to make 2 sections of your hair. Now make a 3 strand plait on 2 sides while adding the thin strand like a french braid. After making 2 plaits on each side, make a crown shaped on your head using bobby pins. Make sure to do the same with another plait. Later tuck it under the other side of the braid. 

Waterfall Braid - types of braids
Waterfall Braid

7. Waterfall Braid

This is a beautiful hairstyle which makes you look very gorgeous on days like proms or for a simple dance. Nothing can beat this hairstyle when it is matched with a dress like a long gown.

Styling Waterfall Braid 

Make sure to make a side partition of your hair. Now take 3 strands of hair and make a stitch and leave the bottom section and take another one in replace of that. Making this continuously will create the waterfall braid. After reaching the back of the head make sure to secure it with bobby pins. Do the same with the other side of the partitioned hair.


These are some of the different types of braids which can be used by the college girls. If  you have any more suggestions regarding types of braids, please be sure to mention them. 

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