Braids are having a moment since, well, always. We’ve covered braid hacks, mermaid braids, rope braids, braids in braids, braided updos, unconventional braid accessories and so many more pretty plaits before, but this time, we’re delving into some super intricate, complex braids. Buddy up, ladies. You’re probably going to need another set of hands to get these 14 gorgeous hairstyles onto your head.
1. Knotted Updo: Classy, sleek and modern aren’t always the words used to describe braids, but that’s exactly what this style is. (Photo via Michael Buckner/Getty)
3. Zig Zag Updo: This look is so much fun —smaller braids knotted into a bold updo. Braided updos can often look overly youthful, but this spiral braided mop makes it very grown up. (photo via Angeal Weiss/Getty)
9. Rope Braid: We can feel the early onset arthritis setting in already. (Photo via David Buchan/Getty)
14. Messy Rope Braid: We might not’ve learned how to French braid until adulthood, but we’re sure as heck determined to learn this one before retirement. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Which one are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments.