8 Modern and Stylish Braided Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Adding a chic crown braid to the front of your hair, as seen on Yara Shahidi, instantly elevates a loose, curly bun. Style your edges with a strong-hold pomade to finish the look with sophistication.

Crown Braid Bun

Spice up your curly ponytail with a few cornrows in the front, like this stylish option. The precisely-parted braids add sleekness and sophistication to the classic style.

Cornrow Ponytail

For a super bouncy look like Coi Leray's, create medium-sized braids throughout your hair and curl the ends of each one using perm rods.

Cute Curly Ends

If you prefer to keep most of your curls natural, take inspiration from Erin Kellyman by creating two small braids at either side of your face. Adding clear beads to each braid completes the face-framing style.

Face-Framing Braids

This super cute style combines cornrows with a high ponytail, offering both flair and simplicity. Braiding your hair to the middle and then styling the curls as desired achieves this look.

Cornrow High Ponytail

Regal updos like Ryan Michelle Bathe's are achievable with curly hair. Part your hair down the middle, slick it up into a high bun, and wrap a few twists or braids around it for added elegance.

Braided Curly Bun

This eye-catching style features braids of various sizes across the middle, creating a dramatic contrast with the voluminous, fluffy curls in the back.

Center-Braid Ponytail

This Diana Ross-inspired style features glamorous braids on one side and volumized curls on the other, complemented by stylish black beads.

Beads and Braids