The 27 Best Braided Hairstyles That Are So Stunning

When scrolling Instagram for hair inspiration, as we often do, we’re always stunned by the jaw-dropping braided hairstyles we stumble upon. Whether casual or formal, dressed up or down, these intricate plaits look good on virtually every hair texture imaginable. And while braids are always in style (they literally haven’t had a moment’s rest since Brandy adopted them as her signature look in the ’90s), we’ve noticed a recent uptick in braided looks, like Zendaya’s box braids.

Trust us. There’s more hair envy where that came from. Beauties like Zoë Kravitz, Mary-Kate Olsen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and queen Beyoncé are showcasing just how It girls do every kind of braid imaginable. Ahead, check out the 27 best braided hairstyles giving us all the heart eyes.