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Similar to their popular sister style braids, power braids are quickly gaining the upper hand over your IG diet as everyone’s favorite protective style. This styling method has earned it its nickname due to the method of “tucking” chunks of hair into the main braid to gradually grow in size, while maintaining a more natural look at the hairline (especially when trimming) use of synthetic braiding hair). Another pro? As the size of your braid gradually changes, it protects your edges from excessive tension caused by too heavy extensions. Here are 20 styles worthy to show off your stylist or try them yourself.

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blonde babe


Channel your inner 2000s vixen by opting for icy blonde Tiana Parker style braids.


Curly sue

For a holiday-friendly option, switch up your power braids by bringing them halfway down your head and adding curly extensions.


Heart to Heart

Do you prefer to wear your heart on your sleeve, or on the sides of your head?


Passion Braids

Passion twists were all the rage in 2020. Update the classic hairstyle by letting your power braids fall into fluffy passion twists.


Half up, half down

An updated version of the half-u, half-down you wore when you were young. This time the beads are optional.


Bantu knots

Straight backs can get boring after a while. Show them who the real main character is by adding Bantu knots for a retro touch.


Middle ground

This multi-layered look is paired with an unexpected center braid perfectly accented by a silver ring.


Girl with pearl headband

Add a touch of formality to your power braids by grabbing a royal headband, like the beaded one seen on Gabrielle Union.


No direction, all the details

RihRih can’t hurt, which is why her zigzag braids work so well, especially if you can’t decide on a specific style.


Start small

Get into the details folks! These intricate dot braids can be done both on natural hair or with extensions as needed.


Shining rainbow

Think outside the box and go for colorful braided hair. Due to the technique, the power braids may blend in with the colors many better than traditional cornrows.


Pony with a twist

Start with feed braids and end with a twist? Why not. This style is a whole mood, okay ?!


Mo’Betta Blues

Here’s a tip: If you’re not in the mood for a bit of sitting in the braiding salon, opt for a wig instead. Surprisingly, Megan Thee Stallion’s icy blue braids look pretty natural.


Beaded beauty

Even though the power braids are stunning on their own, the addition of touches like pearls really makes this look POP.


A hint of rose

Wear your queen crown! I love this look for our next tropical beach getaway.


Talking textures

Mix different types of hair and braids for a stunning finish. Also, we see this killer sis prominently!


Pony of your dreams

Decisions, decisions … guess what? With this creative ponytail you can do it all and look great.


See double

The braiding skills are damn almost impeccable here. So cool, we had to show it twice.


Baby, you are a star!

Go talent! Between the super clean technique, the details of the bun and oh, a whole star ** … you will be 100% the talking point in town.


Pattern set

Started in the middle now we are here! This clean look is AF sleek and summer approved.

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