goddess braids

Top 30 Goddess Braids Styles

An incredibly versatile style, goddess braids are like cornrows, but thicker and more pronounced, and can be done with natural hair or with the help of extensions. Classy and feminine, once your hair is in these braids you don’t have to worry about your style. Take care of these braids by wrapping your head with a silk scarf at night and moisturizing with a braid spray, and you’ll be able to keep the style for two weeks or more. Here’s our list of 30 beautiful African goddess braids styles.

1Goddess Braids Updo

If you’re getting goddess braids for your wedding or another special occasion, this style will keep you looking sophisticated all throughout the event. Perfect for an outdoor wedding where wind may be a factor, you can dress it up even more by pinning flowers or jewelry to these chic buns.

2Classic 2 Goddess Braids

Simple and pretty, this style gives off youthful vibes, but looks great on women of any age. Wear with all natural hair, or use extensions for added length and volume. Perfect for staying on trend while hitting the gym, or dancing the night away. If you want to switch things up, try finishing these braids fishtail style.

3Goddess Braided Bangs and Bun

This braid runs right across the forehead, creating the same face-framing benefits you get with bangs, but in a much more durable style. This is a versatile braided look for women of all ages, and is a great option for classy, black tie affairs.

4Blonde on Black African Goddess Braids

For an extra pop of color, this look weaves blonde extensions in with natural hair for long braids that’ll help you get in on the nostalgic 90s trend. Pair with stonewashed denim and an oversized flannel shirt to complete your throwback style.

5Overlapping Wrap Around

Braiding technique at it’s best, this style features braids that start on each side of the head and wrap around to the other side, and a perfectly curled tendril is a unique detail that serves as a nice finishing touch. This braided style could be your day-to-day look, but would also be stunning on a bride wearing antique jewelry and an empire waisted gown.

6Casual Chunky Halo Braid

One of the simplest yet most sophisticated looking goddess braids, this chunky crown braid is a protective style that will keep your hair in place while giving it a break from heat styling. 

7Two Goddess Braids With Head Chain

Another example of using extensions to make your braid pop, this style stands out from your average braid with the help of a bright fuchsia shade. As if this wasn’t glam enough, an ultra trendy head chain caps off the style like a crown for a modern queen.

8Sleek Crown Braid

The perfect style for women who want to let their face be the star of the show, this sleek crown braid keeps a fairly low profile, making it ideal for everyone from low-key brides to busy professionals.

9Braided Ponytail

These goddess braids form a high, side ponytail thanks to the help of extensions, and are a great everyday style for young women. This version features one red braid for a pop of color, but there are an infinite number of color combinations you could choose.

10Quadruple Braids

If you’re after a super sporty look, quadruple goddess braids are it. If you’ve got an active lifestyle, these braids will keep hair secure and out of your face all day long. From a style perspective, these braids look perfect with old school Adidas track suits or anything in the vintage sportswear trend.

11Braided Headbands With Bun

These braided headbands are a great choice for women who love goddess braids but don’t want a head full of them. Pull the rest of your hair into a low bun for a sophisticated look that calls on ancient Greek goddesses for inspiration.

12Quadruple Braids With Baby Hair

The fine, shorter hairs that grow right along the hairline can be a nuisance to some, but style inspiration to others. If you’re tired of using pins and product to fight with baby hair, consider letting them go free! These quadruple goddess braids get a touch of softness with tendrils of natural baby hair around the face.

13Braided Headband With High Bun

This chunky braid is set a few inches back from the hairline, nicely framing a high bun without taking attention away from your face.

14Goddess Braids Into Low Ponytail

Featuring goddess braids that cover the head, this style uses extra long extensions for a Rapunzel-inspired ponytail that’s got a mixture of braided and loose hair. Perfect for fulfilling your fairy tale fantasies while keeping hair out of your face, just be mindful that hair this long requires extra upkeep to avoid matting.

15Low Twisted Bun

Elegant and versatile, this goddess braided version of the classic twisted bun is a sophisticated style for women of any age. Young women could choose to punch it up with colored extensions for prom, or play up the flower shape by including a real flower in the centre of the bun.

16High Goddess Bun

If your style is too in-your-face glam for an understated low bun, try this braided top knot with tons of height. Beyond looking fabulous, this hairstyle will elongate your neck, and pairs especially well with high neckline tops and dresses. 

17Simple Braid With Bun

A perfect, simple style to keep natural hair in place while giving it a break from tighter braided styles that can pull and damage hair. Braid along the hairline from either side of your part, and finish by twisting hair into a simple bun.

18Goddess Braid Halo

Two extra thick goddess braids circle the head for a perfect halo effect. These braids are chunky and have tons of volume, for a look that’s regal and elegant.

19Spiral Braid

This spiral braid is a technical achievement in braiding and has the ultra glamorous feel of a beehive style. High styles like this give an illusion of added height, and keeping hair off of your face draws attention to facial features along with statement earrings or necklaces.

20Avant Garde Goddess

Not your everyday style, this braided look combines a wrap around goddess braid with thinner braids on the sides, all framing a crest of puffed up hair. Loose wispy tendrils falling from the nape of the neck add a touch of softness to this high fashion look.

21Ponytail with Goddess Headband

A playful goddess look for young women, this braid runs over the top of the head, finishing in a side ponytail full of curls. You can finish this style with a natural ponytail or use a hair piece to add length and volume.

22Triple Goddess Crown

Featuring one braid on each side of the head and another running down the back to create a perfect crown. This sophisticated style contrasts beautifully with vibrantly colored hair, but will just as regal on women with natural shades.

23Braid Out Ponytail

A sweet and simple style for natural hair, this single goddess braid runs along the hairline and back into a ponytail. Great for busy weeks at school or work when your hair is the last thing you want to be fussing over.

24Opposite Direction Braids

An interesting twist with added visual appeal, this goddess style features braids that start near each other while being braided in different directions. You can implement this technique in a variety of braided styles to keep things from feeling stale, and to save hair from always being pulled in the same direction.

25Framed Goddess Braids

For little twist on the goddess braid ponytail, this style features skinny braids framing each the thicker goddess braid. This is a fun look for younger girls, and varies the hair’s texture for added visual appeal.

26Circle Braided Style

Putting a unique spin on a goddess braided updo, this style features braids on top that criss cross over one another, and a ring shaped braid at the back of the head. Wear this as your everyday hair that makes a statement, or adorn with flowers for an unforgettable wedding day style.

27Hollywood Glam

A woman who’s style is always on point, Gabrielle Union kept it sophisticated and simple for this Met Gala appearance. Hints of copper add a dash of color to a refined and regal look.

28Goddess Braid With Undercut

Undercut styles are a huge of-the-moment trend, and work well with a wide variety of hair lengths and textures. Perfect for showing off your fresh undercut, this thick goddess braid gets lots of height for a faux mohawk style that’s right in step with 2016’s edgiest trend.

29Overlapping 4 Doddess Braids

Punch up your long goddess braids with this fun, overlapping style. Extensions make these braids trail extra long down the back, but you can overlap braids of any length.

30Goddess Cornrow Hybrid Style

Goddess braids get intermixed with cornrows for a trendy style with varied texture. The slight wave in the braiding pattern makes for a more fluid look than braids that run perfectly parallel to each other.