How to do Jungle Braids

JUNGLE BRAIDS! A new type of knotless braids that is very popular in the braid world! They are box braids with small pulled-out parts of the hair fiber. Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to do Jungle Braids. Who knew that a slightly messy look could be so beautiful!

Check out this awesome video below. A step-by-step tutorial on how to do Jungle Braids.

Video Credit @Hairiscope

Such a popular braid style! Take a look below at jungle braids being done in the motherland of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Nancy Samu, Braider is creating beautiful hairstyles at her home in the village of Mogwembo.

Jungle Braids – Photo Facebook – Afro American Beauty & Barber Academy, Sierra Leone Africa

Dazzling Braids in the Color Green for Spring

@Khanyimbau Instagram – Green cornrows pulled up into a ponytail, stunning

Are you looking for a trendy new braid hairstyle? Spring into the new season with a refreshing new look. Add a little dazzle to your hair by adding green color yarn, synthetic hair, beads, twine or anything that will give you the fresh feel of spring!

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Beaded green braids half up and half down

These styles below are awesome looks. Recreate any of these braid-styles, do it your self or go to a Hair Braiding Licensed Professional to assist you with getting the look that you have been dreaming of. Don’t be afraid to use bold, synthetic hair or yarn in the color green. Any style in green would be amazing! Go ahead, don’t be shy! Give these dazzling looks a try!

Source: Black Naps – Green Bob Braids
Yarn Twist in deep dark green

Go stylish with this thick yarn twist hairstyle. The dark camo green shade is unique which makes the style look even more chic!
Dark Green Thick Yarn Braids

Lovely side parts are both stylish and girly. This deep dark green yarn braid fits well with almost any style – from chic to edgy – you can wear this anytime.
Cornrows pulled up in a bun
Black and Green Yarn Braids
Jazz up your hair with a twist of brilliant deep green and black with this funky style. Color is a great way to liven up your hair. And if you do it right, you’ve got a stunner in your hands.
Go Navy Moss Green 
Go understated but charming with this beautiful moss green yarn hair. A straight up braid that’s front parted ensures your face becomes the highlight. Pair with subtle makeup and gorgeous eyebrows.
Thick jumbo plats

Who started the Hair Braiding Trend for White Women

Bo Derek as Jenny, laying on beach. (Photo by Bruce Mcbroom/Warner Bros./Getty Images)

Bo Derek  is a famous American model, actress and film producer as well. She is best known for her stunning appearance in the box-office hit film 10. Who can forget Bo Derek? I surely can’t . Back in the day in 1979, I still remember the controversy that was centered around this sexy lady who wore her beaded braids so proudly! Her hairstyle made a bold statement to the world saying “I can wear Braids with beads like the tribal women of Africa!” Those unspoken words still linger in my mind. I believe that she may have been the first white woman to be in a movie sporting a hairstyle that only black women were wearing at that time. She may have opened the door for other White and Latino women to feel comfortable with a hairstyle that at one time only black women wore. The following pics are of young women sporting their tresses and being very comfortable wearing braids.

Cultural appropriation? Not everyone thinks so. White girls & Latino girls love to wear braids! Not just any type of braid, though. I’m talking long, braided extensions that take hours and hours to do. Hair is personal and you can style it how you want to. There are no limits!

Two thick plaits – “The Warrior”

Braids are usually done tight. Most women don’t like the feeling of having their hair stretched or pulling to create a longer lasting style. But after it was done, it looks nice despite the fact that a few Advil may be needed!

Braided Extensions with Color
Green Extensions always look good with an outfit!
Red & Blond Box Braids
Let’s play around with Ombre colors!
Waist length box braids with a bun on her crown

After all is said and done, braids are fun! A welcome change from your everyday hairstyle. You can put down your blowdryer and curling and just relax. You won’t have much to do as far as hair maintenance! To care for your braids at night, simply put your hair in a bun or tie a silk scarf around your braids to preserve your style. You should be able to get at least 4 weeks out of your hair-do:-)

Zig-zag partings look great on this young lady wearing camouflage
Lady at work sporting her ponytail under a hard hat

Look like a Celebrity with Rainbow Braids

Look like a Celebrity with Rainbow Braids! Bold rainbow colorful braids are only for the BOLD and CONFIDENT!  If you are the type of person that loves to be bright, colorful, amazing and daring then rainbow braids are for you. Mix and match colors, play with pastels, neon, neutral colors! Anything goes when it comes to the rainbow braids!

Alicia Keys wearing pink and yellow braids.


Very Hip & Trendy

Self -expression! Be you!  Show the World all the different sides of you!

5 Best French Braid Tutorials For All Textures of Hair

Everyone knows long hair requires dedication, patience, and lots of care! In this blog post we share 5 best braid style tutorials on how to braid long hair.  The best and easiest hairstyles for long hair with braids.  If you are in need of some inspiration for long locks, scroll down this page.  As they say “practice makes perfect”!  Try these styles on a weekly basic and in no time you will become a pro braider! Who knows, you may want to make braiding your profession.

Practice makes perfect. Eight easy steps to have a beautiful half up, half down hairstyle. Source deluxe-china.

Step by step tutorial for french braid on long hair tied into a bun. Source – K foods.

Halo - Braid
How to do the Halo Braid. Split hair into two sections starting from the middle of the head to the nape area. Braid the two sections, then wrap hair around the head and secure with bobby-pins. Now you are ready to show off your Halo Braid! Source – Intimate Weddings

Fish Tail Braid
Fish Tail Braid styled to the right side, resting on the models shoulders. Perfect to wear with a dress or shirt that exposes your back.

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6 of The Best Blue Braid Styles of 2018

Blue Braid PROTECTIVE Hairstyles are very popular.  They can be worn on different occasions. Take a look at 6 of the best braid styles of 2018.



If you are planning on wearing a protective hair style this summer, please make sure that pressure isn’t placed  on your natural hair strands. Make sure braids for example are not tight, and your hair is not pulling.  Also remember, when wearing these styles, keep hair moisturize to prevent dryness resulting in damage hair. I usually use a mixture of coconut oil and water.  Take a look at the other protective styles below.  I’m sure there is one that suits your fancy.


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16 Purple Braided Summer Styles


Sixteen purple braided summer hairstyles!  Purple, we love purple! In our clothing, shoes, walls, furniture, everywhere!  And yes, especially on our HAIR!! We’re got purple fever!

If you prefer a lighter shade of purple hair, these lavender box braids may be just right for you. Less common than darker shades of purple, these braids are sure to make you stand out in the crowd.

Did you know that darker shades of purple tend to look more subtle and could be a good fit if you are more conservative about color. Lighter shades of purple tend to create a more dramatic, vibrant, and eye-popping look. When it comes to braided extensions, consider how the length and thickness of the braids will affect the weight. Thinner braids will weigh less individually, which could put less tension on your roots. On the other hand, thicker braids use larger sections of hair, which may be able to withstand more weight from the added hair.  Let’s take a look at the many different ways you can rock purple braids!


If  you like thicker braids, these purple box braids might be more your speed. The rich purple color really makes this style pop.


This is a truly unique way to wear purple braids. Purple braiding hair in the front paired with black braiding hair in the back creates an interesting look, especially when pulled up into a high bun, which is a great way to show off a shaved design in the very back of the head like this one. Make sure to take you time when doing your zig-zag designs.


Braids look fabulous when combined with African Wear! Show off your cultural side with these amazing outfits like the model above.


These gorgeous waist-length box braids are perfect if you prefer a deeper shade of purple. Pair them with a matching shade of lipstick for an even bolder look.


These pretty purple box braids are styled into a cute half up half down style by wrapping the braids in the front into a simple high bun.


Bob length box braids are great for those who want to experiment with purple while maintaining a shorter length. Are you a braider? Do you have questions about how to get started as a braider or how to get your Florida Braiding License? Leave me a message or click here for more information.

Are you a braider? Do you have questions about how to get started as a braider or how to get your Florida Braiding License? Leave me a message or click here for more information.

Stay Purple Guys & Dolls.  Muah!!

How to do Triangular Box Braids


Triangular Box Braids is the hottest Trend right now!  A new way of doing individual braids.  A simple plait mixed in with micro star shaped corn-rows with a bun on top of this beauties crown leaves most people mesmerized.  This style spells elegant, fun and trendy!  Cosmopolitan Magazine says “Triangular box braids are a unique style that’ll definitely give your hair some edge.”



I know that this spring, you will definitely want to learn how to do this style.  Put your own spin to it.  Play with the different colors and lengths of the braids. Here is a step by step guide on how to style triangular box braids.

1. Section and part your hair.

2. Use gel to smooth any flyaways.

3. Create triangular parts.

4. Braid in extensions for a longer length. 

5. Braid each section all the way down.

6. Part your hair again.

7. Create more triangular parts.

8. Repeat steps 4 and 5.

9. Part a semi-circle from temple to temple. 

10. Part another semi-circle starting at mid-brow. 

11. Map out the rest of your triangular parts. 

12. Seal the ends of your hair.

11. Add embellishments as desired.

12. Create a bun at the top of your head.

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