Braids are super trendy right now (thank you Kardashian/Jenner clan), but to be able to do a proper YouTube search on how to copy these looks, you have to know what they’re called. Use this guide to help learn how to identify the many different types of braids.
Classic 3-strand braid
The basic braid that all other braids are based on
A 3-strand braid that incorporates more hair as it goes
The same as a French braid except pieces are weaved under instead of over while braiding
Hair is divided into two pieces rather than three, and small pieces are weaved across from either side
A 2-strand braid that’s wrapped rather than weaved
A French braid with select pieces dropped rather than weaved
A French braid where new pieces are only incorporated from one side
A braiding method that results in a four-sided braid
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