Braided Beauty: 5 Stunning hairstyles for you to try

Let’s face it, nothing beats a fresh weave installation complete with a visit to your fave lash tech, riiight? And sometimes, we love the convenience that comes with using a wig because you can easily put it on and take it off. But we have to admit, braids are the girls they think they are.

 There are so many different types of braids a girl can do on her hair. Whether you're craving a bold new look or just want to switch things up, Imprecca’s got you covered with five stunning braids that will leave you feeling like a goddess. From the intricate details of Fulani braids to the effortless elegance of French curls, rock your fave Imprecca outfit with these styles and you’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go.


Fulani Braids

The popular fulani braids are said to come from the Fula people of West Africa. They feature cornrows in the front/side and box braids with curls in the back. Stylists can make the cornrows in unique patterns – making each hairstyle look different to the other. And the best part is that the braids at the back can be left loose for you to get creative with on a daily.



Faux Locs

For an edy kinda-girl, faux locs are definitely something for you to try. You have the option of thick, chunky locs or slender ones with different lengths and colours to suit your unique personality and preferences. PS: Installing faux locs can take hours but the results? Totally worth it!

 Luthando "LootLove" Shosha rocking faux locs. Image:  Buhle Samuels looking innocently gorgeous in faux locs. Image:


French Curls

Similar to Goddess braids, French curl braids are simply box braids created with curly braiding hair. They offer movement, protection and a dash of glamour - making sure you look like a stunner! This versatile hairstyle adds an undeniable IT-girl appeal with it’s gorgeous mixture of colour. The secret is in the bouncy curls at the tips that gives a unique and eye-catching look suitable for any occasion.

Popular South African influencer, Foyin Ogunrombi in French curl braids. Image:  South African influencer and content creator, Christine Gama in French curl braids. Image:

Half Tribal Braids

Tribal braids traditionally consisted of middle-parted cornrow braids that go straight back against the head, decorated with beads. Like many styles, this look evolved and changed over the years. Today, we can experiment with different widths of braids and unique patterns while doing tribal braids. However, the cornrow look is what ALWAYS sets this style apart.

South African TV presenter, content creator and model, Ayanda Thabethe in half tribal braids. Image:  

Goddess Braids

Goddess braids add an instant boho look to regular box braids. The loose, flowing curls add ultimate glam to any look.  Just imagine long flowing beach wave extensions mixed with regular box braids? Oooh, pure perfection!

South African influencer, Kay Yarms in goddess braids. Image: South African influencer, Mihlali Ndamase in goddess braids. Image: 


With these five stunning braided hairstyles, the possibilities are endless. So go ahead, experiment and have fun with your hair – because when it comes to braids, there are no rules, only endless possibilities.

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