There are some hairstyles that go out of style and go out every few years. Braided styles for black women have been considered beautiful for thousands of years and today they are more on trend than ever. Goddess braids are perhaps the most stunning example of hair braiding; after all, the name says it all. If you are not completely sure which goddess braids are, don’t worry. Just as with traditional cornrows, but much larger and wider, these thick braids can be worn stacked on the head or as a wonderful addition to loose, long hair. Many of our favorite celebrities have seen sport with this divine hairstyle; from Zendaya to Janet Jackson and, of course, Beyoncé itself. The best thing about this look is that it is incredibly easy to live with and requires little maintenance. Goddess braids can stay in place for weeks or even months, giving your hair enough rest from harmful treatments and styling methods.
Each of these thick, thick cornrows is styled in a swirling, diagonal style. These goddess braids meet in the neck and are thrown into the mix in long, monochrome braids with a stylish white ombre.
This hairstyle is ideal because it allows you to enjoy long, free-flowing locks while still keeping it manageable and away from the face. That crown-like goddess braid is really suitable for a queen and adds a serious structure to a further carefree style.
Are you looking for a way to spice up your relaxed and wavy ponytail? Goddess braids tied in a halo shape at the crown of the head do exactly that. This style is easy to recreate, leave some sections at the front to braid, tie the rest in a super laid back ponytail and you’re ready to go.
We just can’t get enough of the contrast between thick and thin braids in smooth hair. The great thing about this goddess braid style is that it can be worn casually during the day or a glamorous evening out.
Long sling braids
Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to choose between wearing all your hair in braids and showing a beautifully long length. These thick goddess braids snake and turn all the way down and can be adjusted in a number of different styles. The look is perfectly polished by cute kiss curls along the edges.
Not sure how to style your long goddess braids? This high-up is really the best of both worlds. It allows you to show off your creative side with an elaborate, curling hairstyle, but it is also incredibly easy and won’t take long to reach.
Channel your inner Dorothy Dandridge by following this retro-chic for yourself. It may take a little time and effort (or a talented hairdresser) to get your braids as perfect as this, but we know for sure that this beautiful and useful classic style is worth it.
Another beautiful way to style your goddess braids is this bun. Oversized cornrows are braided in perfectly neat and orderly rows, with no hair out of place. These rows meet in the neck of a sweet, curvy bun.
Here’s an even bigger, but equally beautiful example of how well sandwiches and goddess braids go together. A small amount of super thick braids are looped around in a giant spool that looks absolutely stunning.
Goddess braids are beautiful and eye-catching enough as they are, but for an extra touch of drama, why not add a stunningly daring hue to your braids? This cherry red hue is striking yet stylish, and is a perfect addition to the brown skin color of the model.
Each of the braids in this stunning look is intricately rolled around to create a swirling, spiral-shaped effect.
It is up-to-do’s like this that really show how goddess braids have earned their name. Intricate braids are tipped back and piled high in a towering ball that would really be suitable for a queen.
You can show how beautiful your shiny black braids are by storing them in an elaborate style like this. The hair of this model is braided from the front, back and sides and comes together in the middle in the form of a long, stacked ball.
Blonde and pink
If you want to experiment with the colors in your goddess braids, these shades are a great place to start. It is hard to imagine two soft and feminine hair colors than blonde and pink, along with the natural black locks of the model, they fit beautifully with this braided ball.
This side bread has everything to do with the dramatic corners. You will have to braid deep on one side and model the hair in a diagonal shape to mimic this look.
If you have a special event and are planning to really stand out, this is the hairstyle for you. The hair is sculpted in a stunning form, with something completely different on each side.
Show off your royal side by having your hair styled in this crown braid. Closing from the front in an elegant knot at the back, this is a really flattering look.
Goddess braids can be used to create just about any shape and structure in your hair. Thick braids in the center of the crown give off a cool, fashionable Mohawk effect.
Fishtail braids with Ombre
There is no one way to wear your goddess braids. This quirky up-do is a good example of how versatile this style really is. These braids are done in a fishtail style, finished and finished with a very subtle touch of golden ombre.
It is hard to imagine a haircut that is more convenient and beautiful than this. The slender, winding braid stays in your hair for a long time and is of course amazingly easy to manage.