Inspiring Examples of Goddess Braids

Goddess braids are a feminine and beautiful way for ethnic women to wear their hair. Like many braided styles, some Goddess coifs can remain intact for weeks, while others will only last for a day. Check out all the great variations of this modern hairstyle that take a cue from mythological heroines.

What Are Goddess Braids?

These look like oversized cornrows. They are braided close to the scalp either on natural hair or with the use of extensions. The designs of hairstyles vary. It can be a crown braid updo, Mohawk braid and a low braided bun or a half up hairstyle with a headband braid, to name a few. More ideas with pictures can be found below.

Simple and Straightforward

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Goddess braids styles can be quick and simple, we swear you. Have a look! Being similar to double French braids, this hairstyle is still beautifully unique. Simply uncomplicated to create, you can wear this without spending a fortune at the salon, and it can easily hold for quite a while. If your hair is on the shorter side, consider adding in a weave.

Elegant Updo

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Truly worthy of mythical royalty, this gorgeous updo is both feminine and intricate. You won’t see it duplicated very often, and while unfortunately this is a one-day style, it is worth the time and effort for a special occasion

Sporty Art

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Goddess braids can be totally sporty, like this style that looks like it’s ready for the basketball court or an afternoon out ice skating. Parting hair deeply to the side, your stylist will alternate thick and very thin braids to bring this goddess-ready style to perfection.

Simple Crown

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If you love a goddess look but prefer to keep your hair flowing free, check out this style that features an angled braided crown combined with long, loosely curled locks.

Long Tumbling Braids

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Long, beautiful and girly to the max, these braids are a more feminine take on classic cornrows. The braids are thicker and this style relies upon either very long locks or a high quality weave. This is a great choice if you want a wearable style that can also have some variations – pull the braids into a ponytail or low bun when you want a change.

Three Blonde Braids and a Low Bun

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Do blondes really have more fun? Find out for yourself by bleaching your locks and styling them into three French braids. Finish this style off with a low bun in the back created out of the three braids combined and coiled.

Flower Girl

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Adding a flower or other hair embellishment can jazz up an otherwise quite ordinary hairdo. French braids are coiled into a side bun and a big blue flower is added in this example. Of course, you may choose flower of any color – it can become your signature look – lovely, vibrant petals for any occasion!

Thickness Variation

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Truly one of the most wonderful ways to have a lovely, spontaneous style is to mix up the thickness level of your braids. From thin to downright fat, African goddess braids bring hair onto a whole new playing field.

Goddess Pigtails

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Young, whimsical and fun, this style is simply two French braids with some added height. Add in a tiny braid down the center of the head to make it more decorative and grown up looking. This is a perfect hairstyle for when you’re due for a salon visit but don’t have extra cash or time – it’s fast, simple and affordable.

Color Pop

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A major perk of dark hair is its ability to hold truly vibrant accent colors in goddess braids hairstyles. Try out a bright purple, a lovely caramel blonde or both. Incorporating specks of color in braids is a way to come up with your own unique look. Permanent color will be the most long-lasting and vibrant, but today’s hair chalks and temporary dyes also pack a powerful punch.

Snakey and Sexy

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It looks almost like a slithering snake running down from the scalp, but somehow it comes out looking unbelievably sexy. Mix up the thicknesses of the braids throughout the style for a creative look that isn’t easily duplicated.

Mohawk Inspired

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Show off some ink or favorite jewelry with shaved sides and a braid that is reminiscent of a Mohawk hairstyle. When it comes to goddess braids styles, you can make this fun braid even better with some highlights.

Multidirectional Gorgeous Hair

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Braids going back and forth, up and down are lovely and modern. If your hair is a weave, you might have the advantage of an extra shiny mane that will simply gleam with beauty when bundled atop the head. The natural growth in this case looks very pretty.

Bold Hues

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Braided updos really show off hair color well. In a pretty updo like this even such a fairly bright purple hue doesn’t appear too juvenile. Support the color with a lipstick of a similar (but better not the same) shade.

Modern Look

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This space-age take on goddess braids is unique and fashion forward – it includes very small braids underneath and a reverse, angled French braid that wraps around one side of the head and goes down to the other side. The thicker and longer your hair, the more dramatic of a statement this style will make.

Diagonal Design

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Instead of braiding hair straight down or across, try to angle your braids for a beautiful look. 3-4 thick braids will cover the head sufficiently, and with a longer length you’ll get a big coiled bundle at the back, featuring thinner ends of the braids which offer texture variety to the style. This is a fun and unique updo for all occasions.

Thick and Intricate

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For very thick hair, try this slicked back, sectioned French Mohawk braid that ends with a coiled low bun. This will also work with a weave or extensions if your natural hair is too short.

Elevated French Braid

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Still gorgeously sexy, this goddess-worthy style is actually inspired by the standard French braid. Braiding from the inside out gives height, while ending it with a ponytail makes it simple and quick to style.

Goddess Bun

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Ideal for both a casual day and a formal night, this goddess style wraps into a tall bun for the ultimate in beauty and femininity. Pair it with some bold accessories, especially chunky earrings – or go with something a bit more dainty and delicate for a classic dancer vibe.

Braided Mohawk Updo

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Your goddess braids hairstyles don’t have to include mega long braids to enjoy the beauty of a goddess look. Instead, keep your hair sleek, short and simple with this perfectly coifed hairstyle. Even a sideburn curl is incorporated to keep the whole head glam.

Twists and Gorgeous Braids

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Tight thick twists and braids easily showcase your hair’s gorgeous sheen, but they can be heavy to wear. Lighten things up a bit with a gathered ponytail to keep your locks long yet out of the way, so you can still function throughout the day!

Smooth and Sexy

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This goddess-inspired style requires a thick braid that thins out as it reaches the bottom of the hair. If you have highlights in your hair, this will look especially lovely. If you’re just learning how to do goddess braids, this is a good place to start.

Curved Braid

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One of the most beautiful things about ethnic goddess braid hair is the artwork that goes into the various styles. When it comes to a goddess-themed look, parting your hair into a shapely design will bring a whole new dimension to the style. This one is curved into a “u” shape.

So, are you inspired by these goddess braids and ready to hit the salon with some great new ideas? Print out your favorite photos and bring them with you to your next appointment.

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